A baptism is truly a church family celebration. A number of baptisms are celebrated each year, however, those celebrated in the last few weeks along with Pastor Camilla's recent sermon on baptism brought to mind just what a privilege it is to be a part of this church family.
Sydney is a junior in high school and old enough to make a personal decision about her baptism. Youth leader, Stacy Ash shared that Syndey has been attending youth activities for more than and year. Sydney readily shares her faith with youth group friends, school friends and family. She is committed to modeling her faith everyday in her actions not only in church but in school and the community. She has been appointed as a youth representative to the Discipleship Team. Her youth group friends were so excited for her that they surprised her with a baptism party.
The children of Heidi and Jay Moss were brought for baptism in a more traditional way. Baby Madelynn Ella was the 18th child in her family to wear her baptismal gown. At age 7, Noah was able to respond to the faith questions that Pastor Vaughn worded so that Noah could easily understand.
In the congregational response, we recommit the vows that were made on our behalf at our own baptism and promise to nurture these precious children as part our church family.
Pastor Camilla said it well. "Baptism is more than just a time to name a baby. It is more than a time to make a commitment to God. It is a time to celebrate what God has already done, what God is doing, and to anticipate what God's grace will do in our lives in the future."
Please contact Jody Robbins at the church office 827-8046 for more information on making arrangements for a baptism.