I have a question about a ceremony a family member has brought to my attention. I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant with my first child, a baby girl who is due in June (thank you in advance for your congrats & well wishes!). My grandmother-in-law has recently asked me if my DH and I planned on having our daughter dedicated at their family church. I have personally never heard of a dedication ceremony. From what I understand so far, it's simply a ceremony in which we promise to raise our daughter to know God and she would also become a member of the church. My GMI has said that this ceremony will not be a commitment to any specific religion but I'm not so sure that's true, I feel like at a ceremony like this it would be assumed that you are commiting to the religion of the church. My husband and I are both spiritual and believe in the holy bible but we do not associate with any particular religion and we plan on raising our daughter to know her options and know our own personal relationships with God so we don't want to send her mixed messages by telling her she is already a certain religion or something, it's her choice.
Can anyone that's familiar with this ceremony give me a little more insight? I plan on meeting with the pastor of the church to ask him specifically what he thinks and expects about it but that won't be for another week or so, so I just thought I could find a little something here.