Baptism is the sign and seal of incorporation into Christ. Jesus through his own baptism identified himself with sinners in order to fulfill all righteousness. Jesus in his own baptism was attested Son by the Father and was anointed with the Holy Spirit to undertake the way of the servant manifested in his sufferings, death, and resurrection. Jesus the risen Lord assured his followers of his continuing presence and power and commissioned them “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19, NRSV). The disciples were empowered by the outpouring of the Spirit to undertake a life of service and to be an inclusive worshiping community, sharing life in which love, justice, and mercy abounded.
-Book of Order W-2.3001
We baptize all ages, the Baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith (W-2.3008 b). If you would like to have your child baptized, or be baptized yourself, please contact us.
All are welcome at the font, however we would like you to understand what baptism means before you partake in the sacrament.
For infant/child baptism, the session does request that the parents be members of our church for a period of time first.