Baptisms“Ye shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with.” — Mark 10:38
Preparing for Baptism
Baptism is one of the most important moments in the Christian life. It marks the moment when God initiates a person fully into the family of Christ and is thus the official beginning of the Christian life no matter what age a person is baptized or how involved they have been in the church prior to that moment.
Christian traditions observe baptism in slightly different ways. The United Methodist tradition welcomes people of all ages. If the baptized person is a child, the commitment to faithful living is upheld by parents, sponsors, and the congregation until the child is in their early teens and is able to confirm the commitment for themselves. If the baptized person is a youth or adult, they do not need to confirm their commitment at a later time. However, they are still assisted by sponsors and the congregation. It is important to understand that a part of the commitment of baptism is a commitment to participating in some part of Christ’s body which is the Church.
If you would like to explore baptism please contact the church office and arrange to speak with the Pastor. If you are already certain of your desire to be baptized, or to bring a child to be baptized, please register for one of the upcoming baptism orientation sessions where we will discuss the faith understanding of baptism in more depth, as well as take some time to plan for this important day.
Baptisms are a celebration of the whole church and so they are celebrated during our regular worship services. To reserve a specific day, please complete the baptism form found on this page and we will work with you to confirm a date.
“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.”
—1 Corinthians 12:12-139