Baptism

Baptism — one's initiation into the body of Christ

Baptisms are a celebration of God’s grace which is available to us from the moment of our birth. It is a witness both to God’s desire to have an ever closer relationship with us, and God’s grace which provides us the space and opportunity to know God more. Because we believe baptism is a gift of God’s grace, embodied through the Church, we celebrate baptisms for people of every age.

Baptism is also a covenantal relationship between the person being baptized, the Church, and God  in which an individual (as an adult) or parents of infants and children share in vows with Foundry Church to help the person being baptized grow in their knowledge of God’s love and participate in community which brings that love to life for them. For this reason, adults being baptized become members of the Church through baptism and are expected to participate in our New Member Orientation Program, while one or more parents/caregivers of children and infants being baptized must be members of Foundry Church. For more information on our New Member’s Orientation, click here.

Baptism is a unique celebration in the life of our congregation and all candidates for baptism or their parents/caregivers are expected to participate in our Baptism Orientation program prior to the celebration of baptism. Our 2017 Baptism Orientations are scheduled at 12:45pm on the following Sundays:

  • February 19th
  • April 23rd
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 23rd
  • October 22nd
  • November 19th

We generally receive candidates for baptism on the fourth Sunday of every month in our worship celebrations at 9 and 11:15am. Baptism Sundays are scheduled in 2017 for:

  • February 26th
  • April 30th
  • May 28th
  • June 25th
  • July 30th
  • October 29th
  • November 26th

To indicate your interest in being baptized or to register for a Baptism Orientation, please fill out the form below at least one month prior to the date which you wish to celebrate Baptism. For more information on baptism at Foundry Church, please email Pastor Will Green at wgreen@foundryumc.org