Blessing of Elijah Duvall
The Blessing of Children
The sacrament of the blessing of children in the Community of Christ recognizes the entrance of new life into the community and comes from all three of the church's sacred books of scripture. According to the biblical record, Jesus invited all parents to bring their children for a special blessing (Gospel of Mark). In the Book of Mormon account, Jesus illustrated the love and concern he had for children (III Nephi). We are admonished today to bring our children before the church to be blessed in the name of Jesus Christ (Doctrine and Covenants.
Evangelist Melina Williams offers the blessing for baby Elijah Duvall who is held by Elder Judy Williams. Bob Williams offers support.