Baptisms at Trinity
What is baptism?
In the United Methodist Church, we believe that God initiates a covenant with us that lasts a lifetime. Whether this is a baby, child or an adult who is answering a call for the first time, God is faithful. Baptism is the beginning of a wonderful journey with Jesus and we joyfully do that together as a church. Through baptism, we accept God's gift of grace through Jesus Christ and yield our lives to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If you have already been baptized in another Christian denomination, we recognize and accept that baptism. We do not re-baptize people.
How are baptisms done at Trinity?
The sprinkling method is most commonly used, but pouring is also permissible. To sprinkle, the pastor's hand is dipped into water and placed on the head of the person being baptized. The second option it to simply pour water from a pitcher or bowl onto the head.
When are baptisms performed?
Baptisms occur during both services throughout the year. If desired, a private baptism may be scheduled.
- Choose a date that works best for your family and for Trinity.
- Fill out the Baptism Request Form and send to Mary Soroka.
- Join the pastor for a baptism class. This is an opportunity to discuss the sacrament of baptism, the meaning of Christian water and ask any questions you may have.
Contact Mary Soroka, Trinity's Executive Ministry Assistant, to discuss your baptism needs!