God loves us like a parent unconditionally loves their newborn, long before it can talk, reason or return their love. The theological word for this kind of unconditional love is grace.
In baptism, God declares God’s love for us. So, baptism isn’t about what we do, it’s about being embraced by and immersed into God, who is faithfully loving us into becoming who we already are: the beloved children of God.
We baptize infants, children and adults. Parents of infants and children are asked to promise to nurture their children in faith. This includes a commitment to participate in a Christian community of faith.
Most baptisms take place on festival Sundays: Baptism of our Lord (January), Easter Vigil (the night before Easter) and Pentecost (late May or early June). The whole church welcomes and makes a committment to support the person in faith.
A workshop is usually held a week or two before the baptism. Please contact Pastor Kathy to find out more.