Wondering About Baptism?
At McKillop, we celebrate when parents choose to have their child/ren baptized or when an adult realizes they want to be baptized. Here is a bit more info on baptism.
In baptism we celebrate the love of God for a particular person and, at the same time, for all people of every age baptized or not. Every baptism connects the people of McKillop with the child/adult in a partnership. It is not something we DO to people – it is a commitment to share a journey of faith through life with one another.
The United Church offers baptism to all ages. We believe the gift of God's love doesn't depend on our ability to understand it, so we baptize people as infants right up through adulthood.
During the ceremony, everyone in the congregation pledges support for the child and his or her parents.
Baptism is not a requirement for God's love. We believe people who die without baptism are in no way condemned, lost, or damned.
Baptism in the United Church is recognized by all denominations of the Christian church that practice infant baptism. Similarly, if people have already been baptized in another church, the United Church recognizes their baptism and welcomes them as Christians.
At McKillop, we celebrate baptism several times a year.
Please call the church office (403 328-2703) for more information.