Baptism is one of two sacraments practiced by Presbyterians; Communion is the other. In baptism, we are called to a new way of life as Christ’s disciples, sharing the good news of the gospel with all the world.  

Presbyterians describe baptism as a sign and seal of the covenant of grace made by God through Jesus and extended to us. In baptism, God claims us as beloved children and members of Christ’s body, the church, washing us clean from sin as we renounce the power of evil and seek the will and way of God.

Presbyterians practice both adult and infant baptism. We celebrate baptism as a communal act of public worship and believe that baptism also involves a lifelong commitment on the part of the worshiping community to nurture the faith formation of the person being baptized.

For more information on how we understand the sacrament of baptism in the PC(USA), follow this link to the full article on Baptism from Presbyterians Today.

If you are interested in baptism for yourself or a member of your family, contact our Pastor, Rev. Melanie Marsh Baum, at melanie@cpcab.org.

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