Baptism is one of the two holy acts mandated by Jesus—the other being the sacred meal of bread and wine known as the Eucharist. While people are baptized as individuals, they are baptized into a community of faith that promises to:
persevere in resisting evil
forgive one another, as God has forgiven them
seek and serve Christ in all persons
strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being
strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and
respect, sustain and renew the life of the Earth
Parents bringing children to be baptized make a commitment to nurturing them in the faith and life of the Christian community.
All baptized persons are encouraged to participate in God’s work in the world through their gifts of time, talent and financial resources.
Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child
The church also offers a service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child. This service provides an opportunity for a family to give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and to pray for God’s help in the child’s care and nurture.
If you would like to be baptized, have your child baptized or have a service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child, speak to our parish priest.