In the United Methodist Church, the preferred method is sprinkling water on the heads of adults or infants, though the denomination recognizes any method of baptism. The sacrament is a sign of God’s acceptance, whether it is in a river or in a sanctuary. Upon baptism, a baby or a child or an adult becomes a Christian.
Babies are baptized as a sign of God’s acceptance of them (before they are of the age to make a decision). During the service, parents usually commit to live worthy spiritual lives before children and agree to bring them up under the guidance and the influence of the church.
Please let one of the pastors know that you are interested in getting baptized or having your child baptized.
The vow of church membership is separate from baptism.