Baptism is an ancient sacrament of the Christian church; an outward sign and seal of the loving care of God and a sacred covenant between family and the church congregation. The use of water as a symbol for new life echoes the meaning of water in many cultures and traditions. 

First Community Church baptizes infants, young children, youth and adults by sprinkling. Parents may choose to have Godparents, who promise to nurture and teach a child in the ways of the Christian faith.

Attendance at a baptism class is expected for parents or families who have not previously participated in a baptism class at First Community Church.

Baptisms can be scheduled on one of the following Baptism Sundays during any one of our worship services. Private baptisms can be arranged if families are unavailable for one of our Baptism Sundays. (See private baptism fees below.)

To schedule a public or private baptism, email Paula Russell, Director of Congregational Care, or call 614 488.0681 ext 228.

Baptism Sundays

January 13, 2019
Baptism class – Thursday, January 10, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

March 17, 2019
Baptism class – Thursday, March 14, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

May 12, 2019 (Mother’s Day)
Baptism Class – Thursday, May 9, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

July 7, 2019
Baptism class – Tuesday, July 2, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

September 15, 2019
Baptism class – Thursday, September 12, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

November 10, 2019
Baptism Class – Thursday, November 7, 2019
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

(Latter dates subject to change)

Private baptism fees
Burkhart Chapel, South Campus
Members – $25; Non-members – $50

Sanctuary, South Campus or Grace Hall, North Campus
Members – $50; Non-members – $75

Clergy honorarium for private baptisms is at your discretion.