Baptism

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In the United Church of Christ we celebrate baptism at any age and by a variety of methods.  Here at Samuel Church baptism takes place during the worship service and we usually use the method of sprinkling water on the head of the one being baptized.  Baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. It marks a person’s acceptance into the care of Christ’s church.

When infants are baptized, parents make the baptismal promises on the child’s behalf.  Later when the child is older, he or she can confirm those promises for his or her self during Confrimation.  We welcome sponsors or godparents, although they are not required.  Adults who wish to join the church, but have never been baptized, are baptized as they are received into membership.  At Samuel Church we recognize baptisms from other faith traditions, so there is no need to be re-baptized when you join the church.

If you are interested baptism for yourself or someone you love, please contact the Church office at secretary@samuelucc.org.