When: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 1:00 PM
Where: Everett Middle School
Baptism is celebration of our new birth as followers of Christ. If you have committed your life to following Jesus, as a church family we desire to welcome you into the body of Christ through the blessing of baptism.
Baptism is the Christian act of immersing a believer under water and then bringing him or her out of the water. Christ himself was baptized in the Sea of Galilee by John the Baptist. This historical incident is very important to the church, even today. Just as Christ’s ministry on earth was marked by his initial baptism and his father’s blessing, “This is my son (or daughter), in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17), we step forward as full participants in Christ’s body through baptism. It is both a public declaration of one’s identification with Christ in his death and resurrection as well as an identification with Christ’s sonship as we receive the Father’s blessing.