Baptism is the Beginning
Baptism is the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith. If makes no difference if you were baptized as an adult or as a child; we all start on that journey at baptism.
Baptism Initiates the Covenant
We believe that in baptism God initiates a covenant with us, announced with the words “The Holy Spirit works within you, that being born through water and the Spirit, you may be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.”
God Has Chosen Us
At Jesus’ baptism, God said: “This is my son.” While Jesus’ relation to God as Son is unique, for Christians baptism means that God has also chosen us as daughters and sons, and knows us intimately as a parent.
To Request a Baptism
To request a baptism, please fill out the form below. We will contact you to confirm the details.
The United Methodist Church believes that baptism is a sacrament of God’s grace and a covenant that God has initiated. As such, we believe baptisms should not be repeated. However, God’s continuing and patient forgiveness, God’s prevenient grace, will prompt us to renew the commitment first made at our baptism. At such a time, instead of rebaptism, The United Methodist Church offers the ritual for the reaffirmation of baptismal vows, which implies that, while God remains faithful to God’s half of the covenant, we are not always faithful to our promises. Our half of the covenant is to confess Christ as our Savior, trust in his grace, serve him as Lord in the church, and carry out his mission against evil, injustice, and oppression.