Holy Baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace in a person’s life and relationship with God. This sacrament represents the union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. Following the Anglican tradition, Christ Church baptizes both infants and professing adults.
Baptism services are held during Sunday worship times, in the presence of the gathered Christ Church Anglican family. This emphasizes that a believer’s fundamental commitment to God is public, not private, and Christians need the community of faith to live out their baptismal vows.
We conduct Baptisms on three Sundays throughout the year:
- 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (Baptism of Jesus Sunday)
- Pentecost Sunday
- 2nd Sunday after All Saints Sunday
We also conduct Baptisms on Sunday afternoons to accommodate families who have out of town guests who can’t be present on the above Sundays.
To be baptized, or have your child baptized at Christ Church, the person / parents must be active members, in the process of becoming active members, or children of active members, and professing Christians. Family members from out of town, or members of Christ Church who are away from the area due to school or profession must provide evidence of their faith in Christ with a letter from their pastor demonstrating that they have been active members of a Christian church, giving of their time, talent, and treasure, for at least the previous six months.
A meeting with the pastor in order to be fully prepared to make the profession of faith at Baptism, for yourself or for your child, is required. To schedule a meeting please contact the CCW office.