The Sacrament of Baptism is one of two sacraments celebrated by Presbyterians and most protestant Christians. We believe that God has claimed us as his own even before we choose God. For this reason we baptize infants, children, youth and adults as the beloved ones of God.

Just as we recognize one body of Christ encompassing all believers, we accept and adhere to one baptism, no matter which Christian church - Presbyterian, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, Mennonite, non-denominational, whoever - administered it.

We believe that a person receives baptism only once. When an infant or child is baptized, their baptism witnesses to the truth that God's love claims people before they are even able to respond in faith. God's claim on our life in baptism never expires.

Baptism, for people of all ages, are celebrated in a service of public worship. We enjoy celebrating this special time and try to schedule only one baptism per service. If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized, please contact Pastor Alan Griffin at the church to to arrange an appointment or to explore your questions. Call (574)-533-7845 or e-mail Alan at

"And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.' " Matthew 3:16-17