Baptism is one of the primary sacraments of the Christian faith.
"Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God." (Book of Common Prayer). As baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings.
At Christ Church, infant baptisms are held on the traditional days for baptism in the liturgical calendar (Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, Easter Eve, The Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Sunday) as well as other Sundays. At each service we limit the number of babies being baptized to six, with the exception of a dedicated baptism service on Easter Saturday. An instruction class for parents and godparents is held the day before Sunday baptisms, usually at 4:00 PM (sometimes changed to 10:00 AM when a wedding occurs on the same day).
Baptism for adults and older children are held at the Sunday 5:00 PM worship services. Adults and children being baptized will meet with one of the clergy before the baptism for instruction.
For information about scheduling a baptism, please contact Jennifer Hamm, or 704-714-6951.
INFANT BAPTISM DATES
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM (full)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:15 AM (full)
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 8:45 AM (full)
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:15 AM (full)
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 8:45 AM
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:15 AM (full)
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM
ADULT BAPTISM DATES
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM