You may be wondering if it is "time" to have your infant or young toddler baptized. This is certainly a personal family choice. In the United Methodist Church, we celebrate the baptism of babies. You may also choose to wait to let your child be baptized at the time they are confirmed. We believe that it is "Through baptism [that] we are initiated into Chirst's holy church, incorparated into God's mighty acts of salvation, and given new birth through water and the Spirit." (United Methodis Hymnal, p. 33)
It's is a sacrament, from the Latin sacramentum, meaning sacred. We beleive that God's grace is granted during this act. (Romans 6:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatitans 3:27)
We believe in baptism by sprinkling, pouring, and immersion, as long as water is used and the person is baptized in the name of "the Father", the Son and the Holy Spirit" as Christ commanded. (Matthew 28:19) Sprinkling is the primary method used with infants.
Complete the form below and a pastor will get in touch with you to discuss the vows and then schedule your infant's baptism in the Anchor or Traditional service.