Baptism is an important step in the life of a Christian. Jesus was baptized by John and new believers were baptized without delay. Jesus commanded his disciples to, “Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
At the Sacrament of Baptism we celebrate the perfect, unconditional love God has for us. We believe in the eternal waters of baptism washing away our sins, the times we have forgotten to show love to one another, to our God, and to ourselves. Baptism is also a ritual of commitment to the life and teachings of Jesus.
If you desire to be on this path and wish to take that all important next step by following His command to be baptized, see Pastor Gae.
Our Episcopal Church baptizes infants and children as the early church baptized entire families. Since children are too young to make the commitments at baptisms, parents and godparents make the commitments for them. If you desire to have your child baptized, see Pastor Gae.
We believe as the early Christians did that in order to learn and grow in Christ and to change the world we need to be in community and have a church we can call home for ourselves and our family. We hope you will make Christ Memorial your church home.
Pastor Gae likes to meet with those desiring to be members to share the vision and values of our church. She offers membership classes on a periodic basis or will meet individually.
If you are a member of another Episcopal Church and wish to transfer your membership, please notify the church office.
Confirmation is a sacrament in which we prepare and study in order to make a mature commitment to follow Jesus and the Christian path. Often our association with Confirmation is that it is for young teenagers who were baptized as infants. But today the church believes that making a mature commitment can occur at any age! Weekend intensives are offered on a periodic basis and cover all material in our Catechism (teaching), some history of the church, and bible study in the Gospel of Luke.
The culmination of our study in Confirmation classes is ritualized in a service celebrated by our Bishop.