Mancelona United Methodist Church
Baptisms and United Methodists
In Baptism, we acknowledge and celebrate the grace of God, freely offered to us before we were even aware of it. We confess our sin, accept membership in the family of Christ, and vow to trust in and serve Jesus Christ as our Lord. Baptism is the outward and visible sign of our covenant with God to accept God's gifts of freedom and power; to grow in faith through the constant efforts of the Holy Spirit; and to commit to the lifelong practice of prayer, study, service, witness, and worship.
Sprinkling, pouring, and immersion are all acceptable uses of water for baptism in The United Methodist Church. Whatever method is used, baptism is made in the name of "The Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" - the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of our life and faith.
In The United Methodist Church, as in many other Christian traditions, baptism may occur at any age.
If you wish to find out more about Baptism, please call the church office and ask to speak with the pastor.