In the tradition of most Protestant denominations, the United Church of Christ has only two sacraments, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Baptism is the once-in-a-lifetime event that marks our entrance into the Christian family or as we like to say, “It is the event whereby our God claims us for all time.”
Baptisms at the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth are always conducted as part of a Sunday worship service to reflect our profound belief that the rite is a community event, marking the entrance of the baptized person into the global Christian family, and reminding the entire congregation of their own baptismal vows.
The church accepts infants, children, and adults for Baptism. The pastor is happy to meet with you to answer your questions and, if you desire to be baptized, to prepare you for the rite. We understand the Sacrament of Baptism to mark an individual’s entrance into the Christian family that embraces all Christian denominations. We happily extend a special invitation to families of mixed faith backgrounds and traditions, especially families combining both Protestant and Catholic traditions. Believing strongly that there is, “One God, One Faith, One Baptism,” we conduct Baptisms with a beautiful, traditional rite that is recognized and accepted by the Catholic, Orthodox, and virtually all Protestant denominations.
If you would like to arrange a Baptism at the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth, please complete the information form and bring it with you when you meet with the pastor.