The Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of baptism is a welcome into the universal church and an initiation into a life of Christian discipleship. The service of baptism reminds us that we are all recipients of God’s love and claimed for God’s service. The words, actions and symbols of the service represent forgiveness of sins, reception of the Holy Spirit, participation in the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
In our church we baptize infants, children, youth and adults. When infants or children are baptized, parents affirm faith in God and voice intention to raise the child in the Christian faith through the community of the church. Youth or adults declare for themselves the intention to live as Christ’s disciple and to participate in the ministries, mission and worship of the church.
We practice this sacrament as instructed by Jesus: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded of you; and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 19-20) At the Quincy Point Congregational Church, baptisms are usually conducted during the Sunday morning service. The sacrament of Holy Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month. Baptism may be scheduled any other Sunday. Please call or email the pastor at the church office for more information.