Baptism

In the United Methodist Church, as in many other Christian traditions, baptism may occur at any age. Baptism is a sacrament; the word sacrament comes from the Latin word for vow or promise and a Greek word for mystery. In baptism we acknowledge and celebrate the grace of God, freely offered to us before we are even aware of it.

The practice of infant baptism is supported by biblical authority. When infants are presented for baptism, parents, sponsors, and the entire community of faith (the church) pledge to surround the children with Christian nurture and teaching.

Young people and adults who have never been baptized and wish to join the family of faith (the church) and the United Methodist Church may profess their faith, receive instruction in the beliefs and traditions of The United Methodist Church, and be baptized into membership.  The United Methodist Church recognizes the baptism of most other Christian traditions.

If you are interested in arranging an infant or an adult baptism please call Julie Miano at 381-2499 at ext. 210 or Email Julie