Nursery [birth-24 months]

Nursery is for children from birth through 24 months on Sunday mornings. It is a clean, safe, and carefully staffed place where your children will be well cared for while you attend the worship service. We believe that basic truths can be understood even at this early age. Babies know when they are safe and secure. They know when they are being genuinely loved and respond to comfort. We think these are the earliest ways to demonstrate God’s love to them. 


Baby Dedication

At Chestnut Ridge Church, we recognize the importance of making a commitment to raise your child to know and love God.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Baby Dedication at The Ridge is a time for you, as parents, to share with the church body your commitment to lead your children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s designed as a way for parents to publicly profess and celebrate their intent to raise their children in Christ.

Dedicating your child to God is much more than just an event. It is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to really think about what will matter the most in the life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you value; and to decide what you can do today in order to have the greatest impact on your child’s future.

You will be the greatest influence in your child’s life.

As your church, we want to be your biggest fan and trusted guide.



Families interested in participating in the Baby Dedication Celebration must attend one of the Baby Dedication Orientations. This orientation is a first step toward raising your child to know and experience God’s love for them and allows the church to begin to partner with you along this journey. During the orientation, you will receive tools to help you understand and prepare for the dedication process at The Ridge.

Orientations will be held:
Sunday, October 23in the Hub at 10:15 am, between the services;
Sunday, October 30, in the Hub at 12:15 pm, immediately following the conclusion of the 11 am service.



Parenting Short-Term Group


Tuesdays, beginning October 25, 2016


6:45-8:30 pm


$25 per couple
$15 per individual


at Chestnut Ridge Church
in the first-floor Chapel


register here


If you are looking for some powerful tools to help you influence the direction of your child’s life, this parenting short-term group can help you shape your relationship. Join Family Life Pastor Kevin Deming, his wife, Becca, and other parents in a conversational, 6-week study.

We’ve all been shaped by our relationships. They impact the decisions we make, the places we go and the things we do. That’s why it’s so important for parents to develop strong relationships with their children.


Childcare for younger children is not provided. However, forms for childcare reimbursement will be available at the group. Middle schoolers and high schoolers are encouraged to participate in Deviate and Wired on Tuesday evenings.