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 take place on the first Thursday of the month (unless noted) at 5:30 p.m. Listed below are the upcoming dates for baptism classes. Please note we are currently providing baptism classes via Zoom. Prior registration is required. Click on the date to register for the class you wish to attend. Contact the Care office at 407.876.4991 ext. 262 or email for more information.
Please note our May 6 baptism class is already full. Our July baptism class will take place on the second Thursday of the month.
Infant/Children Baptism at Worship
During this season of COVID-19 in-person infant/children, baptism is only offered on the third Sunday of the month at the 9:15 a.m. contemporary and the 11:00 am traditional worship services. Please select the Sunday you wish to baptize your child through the online registration process for the baptism class. If you have previously attended a baptism class at St. Luke’s and wish to baptize another child, please email or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262 to review the availability of available baptism dates and to receive baptism paperwork to complete.
Available Baptism Dates through September 2021
- June 20 (Father’s Day)
- July 18
- August 15
- September 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262.