What does Baptism signify?
The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Through baptism, a person is joined with the universal church, the body of Christ. In baptism, we experience the power of forgiveness, renewal of the spirit, and knowledge of the call to be God’s people always.
Baptism: A New Beginning
Baptism is for persons of all ages (infants, children and adults) who have never been baptized before. Baptism marks acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, a sign and seal of God’s grace and forgiveness, and the beginning of a Christian faith and life.
The United Methodist Church recognizes the validity of all baptisms; therefore, there is no need for re-baptism. If one is unsure whether baptism was previously received, a conditional phrase may be added at the time of receiving the sacrament, such as “if you are not already baptized.”
When is Baptism celebrated?
Baptism is a personal celebration in the lives of individuals and their families. It is also a pledge and commitment of the local church family for one’s continued formation in the faith. For this reason, baptism at Kingston United Methodist Church takes place during and in the presence of the community gathered for worship on Sunday morning.
If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, please email one of our co-pastors, Jess ([email protected]) or Werner ([email protected]), or call the church office (609-921-6812) to set up a time to chat.