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.

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 14, 2018
Baptism class – Thursday, January 11, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

March 11, 2018
Baptism class – Thursday, March 8, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

May 13, 2018 (Mother’s Day)
Baptism Class – Thursday, May 10, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

July 8, 2018
Baptism class – Thursday, July 5, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

September 16, 2018
Baptism class – Thursday, September 13, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

November 11, 2018
Baptism Class – Thursday, November 8, 2018
South Campus, Wicker Room, 7-8 pm

(Dates subject to change)

Private baptism facility fees
Burkhart Chapel
Members – $25; Non-members – $50

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

Clergy honorarium for private baptisms is at your discretion.