Baptism, Chez Songbird, Grrrls

Only at my house

LP missed church today, staying over at her dad's while nursing a sore throat. I had a plan to bring a doll in to use as a prop while discussing Baptism during the Children's Message, so I went into her room this morning and chose, from among the many possibilities, her MyTwinn doll. All the dollies were dressed for bed, but her MyTwinn had on a gown that could have passed for a christening robe, so she got the privilege of traveling to church.

During the service, I gathered the children around the font, let them see and touch the water, explained the sorts of questions that the pastor asks at a Baptism, then showed them about how much water I would put in my hand. I explained, by showing them with the doll, what I would do and say.

I told the adults I hoped no one would report to the authorities that I had baptized a doll.

On the way home, I called LP and explained that I had borrowed a doll, and which doll it was, and she replied, "That doll has already been baptized."

 

10 thoughts on “Only at my house”

  1. love it! Now, you have to explain to the kids that it wasn’t a “real” baptism, just a reaffirmation…

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