Does St. Paul United Church of Christ baptize children?
Yes. Believing that the good news of God’s saving love is not only for us but also for our children, we baptize infants and children amid supportive promises and covenantal commitments made by parents, sponsors, and our congregation. With baptism we recall how Jesus received and blessed children when they were regarded by others as distractions. He said, “Unless you receive the Kingdom of God like a child, you shall not enter it” (Mark 10:15). Does St. Paul United Church of Christ baptize adults? Yes. Anyone who wishes to become part of the Christian faith and family, and who has not been previously baptized may be baptized. Adults receiving the sacrament of baptism make a personal profession of faith and affirm their commitment to turn away from all evil and to serve Jesus Christ in the midst of his living body, the church. May a person be baptized more than once? No. Because re-baptism is neither necessary nor even appropriate. In the sacrament of baptism God acts once and for all to