Baptisms

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.

Public baptisms can be scheduled on one of the following Baptism Sundays during any one of our worship services. Deadline to schedule a public baptism is 7 days prior to the chosen Baptism Sunday.
Private baptisms can be arranged and typically take place on a Saturday or a Sunday following worship. (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.

2020 Baptism Sundays

JANUARY 12, 2020
Baptism class – Thursday, January 9, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

MARCH 15, 2020
Baptism class – Thursday, March 12, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

MAY 10, 2020 (Mother’s Day)
Baptism Class – Thursday, May 7, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

JULY 12, 2020
Baptism class – Thursday, July 9, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Baptism class – Thursday, September 17, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Baptism Class – Thursday, October 29, 2020
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm
Deadline to schedule a public baptism on this date is Friday, November 1

(Latter dates subject to change)

Private Baptism Fees:
Burkhart Chapel, South Campus
Members – $25; Non-members – $50

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

Clergy honorarium for private baptisms is at your discretion.