Along with others churches in the Protestant tradition, we celebrate two sacraments: communion and baptism. The following information about baptism is from the United Church of Christ’s website www.ucc.org/worship/baptism:
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, God works in us the power of forgiveness, the renewal of the spirit, and the knowledge of the call to be God’s people always.
Who is baptized in the UCC? Infants, children, youth and adults. For infants and children, as well as for youth and adults who have never been baptized before, baptism marks their acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, the sign and seal of God’s grace and forgiveness, and the beginning of their Christian faith and life.
We encourage parents who wish to have their children baptized or adults seeking their own baptism to contact the church office to discuss baptism here at First Church.