Baptism at St. Luke’s
In Baptism – among other things – one is incorporated into the local church. They become a “baptized member” of St. Luke’s. Therefore, it is important that there be a connection and relationship with the individual being baptized and St. Luke’s UMC.
Part of what happens in the baptism ceremony is the congregation makes promises to the child (person being baptized) to surround the individual with love, support and care. The parents, family and sponsors or godparents also make a promise to raise the child in the local church – to be active in Worship, as well as Grow, Serve and Connect opportunities. We take these promises seriously. That is one of the reasons why we strive to provide the best nursery, Sunday School, Children’s and Youth Ministries to do our best to live into that baptismal promise. For more information on the United Methodist Church and the sacrament of baptism, click here.
Infant/Children Baptism Classes
Infant/Children Baptism Classes are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Office Conference Room across from the church reception desk in Building C. The baptism class for March will take place on Wednesday, March 8 due to Ash Wednesday falling on the first Wednesday of the month. Prior registration is required. Childcare is available for the Infant/Children Baptism classes but you must reserve your child’s spot by Wednesday, March 1. To register your child for childcare click here. Infants/children are also welcome to attend the class with parents. Contact the Care office at 407.876.4991 ext. 262 or email for more information.
Infant/Children Baptism at Worship
Infant/Children Baptism is usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The Infant/Children Baptism can be at the 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. traditional service, at the 9:30 a.m. contemporary service, or at the 11:00 a.m. contemporary worship service.
2017 Baptism Dates
- February 19
- March 19
- April 23 (Due to Easter Sunday)
- May 14 (Mother’s Day)
- June 18 (Father’s Day)
- July 16
- August 20
- September 17
- October 15
- November 19
- December 17
Adults seeking baptism should attend the New Members Classes. The Adult Baptisms occur when new members join St. Luke’s. If you have any questions or need more information regarding Baptism, please email email@example.com or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262.