If you have not been baptized, but would like to join St. Andrew, we’d love to help you take this important step. If you would like to be baptized but have hesitated because you don’t want to be baptized at the front of the church with the babies, we completely understand! It is affirming to all of us when adults step forward during the service to accept the gift of God’s grace through water and the spirit, but we can also arrange for a baptism in the Chapel if you prefer, with family, friends and other church members who want to support you. If you believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior, we invite you to be part of a brief ceremony of this outward symbol of God’s inward love for us. Please let us know if you’re interested.
Baptism is one of the great joys shared as a family of faith. As you begin to consider baptizing your child, the following information can serve as a guide in exploring this sacred event. Baptisms may be scheduled in any of the worship services on most weekends, except the first weekend of each month. This weekend is always reserved for the sacrament of Holy Communion. On occasion, some services are reserved for special worship times and baptisms are not scheduled for that particular day.
Once you are ready to schedule a baptism date, contact Janie Morse in the church office. Baptisms may be scheduled as far in advance as you would like, but it is requested that at least two weeks notice be given before the selected date. Families are encouraged to attend a Baptism class prior to the selected baptism date.
Classes are taught by Kim Meyers and are held on the 4th Sunday of the month. Please email Kim for more details.