Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” — Psalm 127:3

Are you expecting a new addition to your family? Do you know someone who is? Dawson’s Cradle Care Ministry exists to minister to expectant families in our church and community. Each family is assigned a caregiver to pray for them and communicate with throughout the pregnancy, birth, and family dedication.

Pregnancy Announcement

When couples are ready to announce their pregnancy, Preschool Ministry will post their names in the month they are due on the New and Expectant Parents board located in the Preschool East Atrium. A blue or pink bow is placed when the baby arrives.

Cradle Care Caregiver

Caregivers help relay information to the church when the baby is born, develop relationships with parents, help parents get introduced to the Preschool Ministry, and assist with the Family Dedication. The Cradle Care Committee meets monthly to pray for those who are expecting new additions to their families.

Parent Orientation

The Cradle Care Team hosts a Parent Orientation for new and expectant parents quarterly, providing an opportunity for fellowship and encouragement. At each gathering, parents will receive advice on Christian parenting and learn the benefits of home and church partnering together to encourage a child’s spiritual development. A nursery tour is offered for first-time parents.

Baby’s Birth

When your baby is born, please contact your caregiver with baby’s full name, date of birth, hospital and room number. A member of DPM Staff would love to visit and meet your new baby.

Baby Gifts

When the baby is born, the family’s caregiver delivers a yard sign and gift basket with a Bible engraved with the child’s name to the family’s home.

Birth Announcement

The baby’s birth will be publicized through the Dawson publication, the Together.


To enroll someone in the cradle care ministry, please contact Donna Allan and include parents’ names and month due. Contact: Donna Allan at (205) 871-7324 or


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