Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Do not stop them. For it is such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.”Mark 10:14
The word sacrament means “sacred moment.” It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual grace. It is a special moment–a holy moment–when human beings come in contact with the Divine. United Methodists celebrate two of these special sacraments, baptism and communion, because Jesus participated in them during his lifetime. The baptismal symbol of water is essential to life, always cleansing and renewing our spirit.
We celebrate baptism of infants and adult believers. United Methodists may choose any form of baptism: sprinkling, pouring or immersion. With every baptism, the congregation welcomes the newly baptized person as a brother or sister in Christ. Baptism celebrates each life and recognizes the special ways in which we, as Christians, seek to live with one another and share God’s love with all people.