Baptism

baptism-2_resize.jpgThe Sacrament of Holy Baptism

One of the great joys of our faith, baptism is a powerful sign and symbol of the inclusive love and grace of God. Baptism is a declaration of our hope and confidence in God’s forgiveness and redemption.

This sacrament unites us with Jesus Christ and makes us members of God's family, the church.  For Presbyterians, baptism is an initiation into the church community, the fulfillment of a commandment from Christ. Candidates for Holy Baptism at First Presbyterian Church include the following:

  1. Infants or children born to members or prospective members of the congregation.
  2. Adults who, after adequate preparation and instruction, declare their faith in Jesus Christ and their desire for baptism.

Consultation with the pastor about baptism is available upon request.