A CHRISTENING CEREMONY is designed
to announce the safe arrival of your child and a notification to the world of its existence. Your family and friends would
be invited to meet, greet, and to express their wishes and hopes for the future, and to officially welcome your child.
CHRISTENING is a celebration by all of the people involved in your child’s life. It is an opportunity for you to state
in front of your family and friends the unconditional love and care, support and encouragement that you will continue to provide
as a parent.
Just by holding a Christening (Baptism) ceremony,
you are expressing that your child is a very important member of your family. If you decide that you want your child Christened,
it doesn’t have to be in church.
The African Church Of Truth believes that:
- Sacred ground is everywhere
- God is with us and within us
The ordained Ministers of the African Church of Truth a non-denominational Church, conduct the Baptism (Christening)
in the form recognized by most of the mainstream religions - by sprinkling water over the child's head "In the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen."
The service is designed for people who are unable to
make the commitments and promises often requested by most priests or Ministers of many different Churches and Religious groups. Most parents, who are themselves Religious, and would like their child to also become
part of ‘the family of God’, may wish for their child not to be bound to follow any particular teaching,
but have the freedom to worship according to their own individual spiritual inclination.
It is our aim to
try to take the stress and strain out of your day, by conducting a personal Christening that is meaningful, relaxed and friendly.
The Christening can be held in the privacy of your own home, a park, or a VENUE of your choice.
Ceremonies usually consist of...
- Introduction and welcome to family and guests
- The Naming and Blessing
- Appointment of Godparents
- Non Denominational Baptism
- Candle ceremony
- Presentation of Child and Certificate.
BABY NAMING CEREMONY
A NAMING CEREMONY is a unique occasion for everyone to feel
involved, as they pledge their love and support for you and your child. The ceremony is also designed to announce the safe
arrival of your child. Your family and friends would be invited to meet, to greet, to express their wishes and hopes for the
future, and to officially welcome your child.
The NAMING CEREMONY is a celebration by all of the people involved in
your child’s life. It is an opportunity for you to state in front of your family and friends the unconditional love
and care, support and encouragement that you will continue to provide as a parent.
by holding a NAMING CEREMONY, you are expressing that your child is a very important member of your family. The NAMING CEREMONY
can be the basis of a very special family gathering, and can be a wonderful video and photographic record for your child.
NAMING CEREMONIES have become a popular alternative
to a church Christening or Baptism. Many people today do not regularly attend church, or are unable to make the commitment often requested by a priest or minister of religion. Some parents also feel
that their children should be able to make their own informed decision as to which religion, if any, they may wish to follow.
each family is different, the NAMING CEREMONY is individually tailored to suit your own particular circumstances. The BABY
NAMING CEREMONY can be held in the privacy of your own home, a park, or venue of your choice.
NAMING CEREMONY REQUEST
A wide range of NAMING CEREMONIES (CHRISTENINGS)
are available on request. We have found that each ceremony is unique to the requirements of every couple. Some ceremonies
are conducted in places such as Sunrise Mountain Tops, Boat events, Private Homes/Home Gardens, or Halls and Church buildings
of their choice.
The full ceremony requirements will be
discussed once we have received your Email. It is essential that bookings are made well in advance.
Your Email must contain the following
information: Full names of both parents, child, and all Godparents. The date, hour (optional) and place of birth of the child.
The venue, date and time. Your Cell, Fax and Land line. Please ensure you give us your address as well as a map to the venue.