Baby Dedications

Baby Dedications are usually performed on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays at both the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

Parents do not need to be members of West Angeles for their child to be dedicated.  It is our privilege to bless children and their families. We encourage parents to live their lives in such a way that will bring glory to God.

The age limit for Baby Dedication is three-years-old. The first step in the process of your baby being dedicated is to complete a Baby Dedication request form and mail it to:

West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Membership Services Department
3045 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90016

Upon receipt of the completed form, the Membership Department will contact you to confirm your request.  The Baby Dedication is a sacred service, so it is expected that you honor the procedures given to you.

Procedures will be reviewed at the time of confirmation as well as mailed out to you.   We ask parents to advise all relatives and friends of the procedures and church policies so that our worship will honor the Lord.

Adult baptisms are performed monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday nights (excluding special holidays—see previous page).  We believe that every born again believer in Jesus Christ should be water-baptized.

Water Baptism, by immersion, is an outward expression of an internal testimony that is an indication of personal faith in action.  Our belief and practice is not to baptize children when they do not understand the ordinance and the reason for baptism.  Between infancy and three years of age, we dedicate children to the Lord.  For children age 10 years, we recommend that they be interviewed by our Children’s Director.  The Children’s Ministry will advise us when a child is ready for baptism. To contact this ministry, you may call 323-733-8300 extension 2624.

Baptisms are held at the North Campus Sanctuary during our 7:00 p.m. worship service.  Baptism candidates are asked to report to the backstage area of the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m.  Late arrivals will be rescheduled.

Baptism Apparel Guidelines

Women:

  • Wear light colored clothing, including undergarments and socks.
  • Bring 2 large towels, a shower cap, and a plastic bag for wet clothing.
  • Thank you for not wearing pants or shorts, and no jewelry please.

Men:

  • Wear light colored pants, short-sleeved shirt, including undergarments and socks
  • Bring 2 large towels, a shower cap, and a plastic bag for wet clothing.
  • Thank you for not wearing short pants, and no jewelry please.

Please be advised that clothing worn must be capable of enduring complete water immersion.

Upon reporting to the designated area, a Deaconess will greet you and assist you in preparing for your baptism.

Congratulation in following Christ’s commandment to be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!