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BAPTISM

Believer baptism

This celebratory rite is open to all regular attendees of Plymouth Covenant. You do not have to be a church member, but you must be able to briefly speak about your personal decision to commit your life and will to the care and control of Christ.

Believer baptisms are conducted by our pastoral team during specially scheduled worship services throughout the year. These services can be scheduled as needed, but normally they are conducted on confirmation weekend, Father’s Day, and during Advent.

CHILD DEDICATION / Infant baptism

Plymouth Covenant Kids Ministry offers Child Dedication or Infant Baptism for parents who acknowledge their desire to raise their child to love, follow and serve Jesus, as well as the child’s need for the church congregation to help them come to faith and grow in their faith throughout their lives. 

Parents have the opportunity to choose between Child Dedication or Infant Baptism. Plymouth Covenant Church finds value in both practices, but also values the importance of the child developing their own personal, faith is Jesus Christ, when they are old enough to make that choice.  

Because we value the participation and commitment of our church community in the lives of all our kids, we ask that anyone considering either Child Dedication or Infant Baptism, be regular attenders and call Plymouth Covenant their church home.  

Registration is required for both Child Dedication and Infant Baptism. Parent participation in a class prior to each ceremony is required in order to participate in the ceremonies.  See details below.

CHILD DEDICATION

Child Dedication is a service for parents who want the blessing of God on their child, but believe baptism is reserved for those who make the choice to be baptized by immersion later in life. In choosing to dedicate their child to Christ, parents are committing and declaring their desire to dedicate their child to the Lord. Their commitment is to raise their child in the love of Christ. They, with God’s help and the help of the Church community, desire to be examples of God’s grace and love. They are anticipating the day when their child will make a personal commitment to love, follow, and serve Jesus.  

Winter Child Dedication: 

  • Class – Sunday, January 22nd, 10:45am
  • Ceremony – February 25/26th, 2023 

INFANT BAPTISM

Infant Baptism is a service for parents who desire for their infant to be baptized. They believe that Infant Baptism “is a sign and seal of the new covenant in Jesus Christ whereby God cleanses our sin and welcomes us into the family of God.” (See Infant Baptism and Dedication Brochure by The Evangelical Covenant Church) We ask that parents who are choosing Infant Baptism also commit to raising their child in the love of Christ. They, with God’s help and the help of the Church community, desire to be examples of God’s grace and love. They are anticipating the day when their child will make a personal commitment to love, follow, and serve Jesus.  

Spring Infant Baptism: 

  • Class – Sunday, April 23rd, 10:45am  
  • Ceremony – May 6/7, 2023 

LEARN MORE

Call the church office at 763-559-4300 during normal business hours—Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—if you have questions about infant baptism or to inquire about a believer’s baptism.