Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ. As The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) explains, baptism signifies the faithfulness of God, the washing away of sin, rebirth, putting on the fresh garment of Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the church.
The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The congregation, on behalf of the whole church, assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized children in the Christian life, and it is for this reason that the congregation makes such a promise during the service. In the unison prayer we also remember that we too were baptized and as children of God are part of the worldwide family of faith.
Dates for Baptism begin with a request made through the church office and are then approved by the Staff and the Session. The Pastor presiding at the baptism will make arrangements for a visit before Baptism to explain our beliefs regarding baptism and answer any questions the family may have.
For more information, contact the church office, email@example.com or 630-323-6522