Our congregation welcomes all who trust in God’s grace in Jesus Christ and desires to become part of the fellowship and ministry of his Church.  

The Meaning of Baptism and Membership

In Jesus Christ, God calls people to faith and to membership in the Church, the body of Christ. Baptism is the visible sign of that call and claim on a human life, and of entrance into the membership of the church. The body of Christ is one, and Baptism is the bond of unity in Christ. As they are united with Christ through faith, Baptism unites the people of God with each other and with the church of every time and place. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. Baptism is one of the two sacraments of the PCUSA.  We baptize because Jesus was baptized by his cousin, John. In Baptism, we participate in Jesus’ death and resurrection. We die to what separates us from God and are raised to newness of life in Christ. Baptism points us back to the grace of God expressed in Jesus Christ, who died for us and who was raised for us. It also points us forward to that same Christ who will fulfill God’s purpose in God’s promised future. In Baptism, the Holy Spirit binds the Church in covenant to its Creator and Lord. Baptism enacts and seals what the Word proclaims: God’s redeeming grace offered to all people. Baptism is God’s gift of grace and a response to Jesus’ question to follow me. We baptize children as a sign that they are part of the covenant promise given to us in Jesus Christ. Often adults attend church but haven’t been baptized. We baptize adults upon a confession of faith.

Baptism at Our Church

If you’re interested in being Baptized, or having your child Baptized at the church, please follow the guidelines below: a) Membership – become a member of the  community (there is information on becoming a member located under the Connect link on our homepage). b) Baptismal Information Form – complete a Baptismal Information Form and return it to the Church Office either by mailing or faxing the .pdf version which is available here, or emailing the electronic form which is available here. Once the form is received, you will be contacted by the pastor or an elder.