Children are special and amazing gifts from God. At Bay Hope Church, we encourage parents to have their little ones baptized as a way of saying that God is already at work in the child’s life and the parents are acknowledging this fact and committing themselves to raising their children in His ways. Early childhood baptism is for kids in nursery - kindergarten.
The Early Childhood Baptism Class is required for participation in Early Childhood Baptism weekend. The class is held the weekend before the actual baptism for parents only. Childcare is available in our nursery and preschool rooms.
Early Childhood baptism weekend is March 9-10 during all services. Please register before February 27. The prerequisite baptism class is on March 3.
Help your kids learn generosity by providing kids around the world with a Christmas box just for them!
We will have empty shoeboxes ready for you to take home and fill starting October 6, or you can choose to use your own. We will accept assembled shoeboxes October 13 - November 4 at your child's normal weekend environment.
Lakeshore campus: Kids in Nursery Rooms 4 & 5 - 5th grade will march into the Sanctuary carrying the shoeboxes during all services on November 3/4
Westchase campus: Kids from PreK4 - 5th grade will march into the Sanctuary carrying the shoeboxes during all services on November 4.
Don't miss this special event for kids and parents alike!
See the OCC website for information on what you can pack in your shoebox. A $9 donation inside the shoebox is greatly appreciated to cover collecting, processing, and shipping the boxes to over 100 countries. You can also choose to make this $9 donation online and print a special label for your box that will allow you to track what country your box goes to with Christ's message of love.