The Sacrament of Baptism
"And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him, in bodily form like a dove." (Luke, 3: 21-22)
Baptism is a rebirth of intentions. Parents who intend to raise their child in the Christian faith acknowledge that all life belongs to God. An adult seeking baptism intends to approach God through a relationship with Christ.
Baptism is open to all. It is the rite of inclusion into the Body of Christ, the church. It is God's answer to the question of how a person can be born a second time; therefore we assume new names in baptism, our Christian names. Thus, baptism is often called a Christening."
What to Expect
In the ceremony, the parents of the individual are asked two basic questions: first, will they be a good model of Christian Faith, values, and principles for their child;and second, will they participate in the life of the Christian Church?
Baptisms at Neighborhood Church are usually performed during a worship service, however a private baptism may also be arranged. A certificate of baptism is presented after the sacrament.
For more information or to schedule a baptism, please contact the Church Secretary.