In the Presbyterian Church (USA), we believe that the Sacrament of Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ. As the baptismal waters are placed onto the baptized’s head, it is a reminder to all of us of God’s faithfulness, that in Christ each of us are made new, and that we are welcomed with open arms into the covenant family of the church.
Holding each of these truths in our hearts, First Church celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism on the second through fourth Sundays during our morning worship services.
We baptize children each month as a witness to the belief that God’s love claims us before we are even able to respond in faith, asking that parents make a promise during the service to help their child grow in their faith. But although we believe that parents will play an absolutely vital role in this growth process, this entire church family is with them every step of the way, as the congregation makes promises to nurture each baptized child as well.
For a child to be baptized at First Church, at least one parent must be a member at First Church (For more information about membership, click here)