When you have a new addition to your family, please contact the church office so that we might join you in celebration. At First Presbyterian Church, when a baby is born or adopted, we place a rose on the organ and note the child’s arrival in the church bulletin. We welcome the new family member, express how happy we are that there is a new child among us, and give thanks for this new life. Soon thereafter, parents may begin to think about having their child baptized.
God calls people to faith and to membership in the Church, the body of Christ. Baptism is the visible sign of that call and of entrance into the membership of the church. The baptism of infants and children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The baptism of adults upon their own profession of faith in Jesus Christ witnesses to the truth of God’s gift of grace.
When a child is being presented for baptism, at least one parent or guardian must be a member of First Presbyterian Church. Those presenting children for baptism shall promise to provide nurture and guidance within the community of faith until the child is ready to make a personal profession of faith. Baptisms only occur during the regularly scheduled church worship service. We ask that the parent(s) of a child to be baptized or the adult seeking to be baptized meet with Pastor David at least one week prior to the scheduled baptism. As soon as a family anticipates that they are ready to have their child baptized, or if as an adult, you would like to be baptized, please contact the church office. The office will answer any questions you have, schedule the date to meet with the pastor, and schedule the date for baptism.