Baptism & Belonging Class to Begin
The Baptism & Belonging Class, prepares young people who are interested in becoming “full” members of the church by being baptized, or who just want to find out about the church and grow in their faith.
The class will meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9a – 9:45a), September 10-October 29, and will be taught by Russ Peterman. Those who are interested will then be baptized during the worship service on Sunday, November 5.
Traditionally this class has been open to anyone in the 5th grade or older. Kids younger than that who are interested in participating need to have their parents meet with Russ prior to the class.
While the Disciples traditionally baptize “believers,” we frequently have young people come to our churches that were baptized as infants, and are looking for a confirmation-like class. We have, in the past, adjusted slightly the curriculum of this class to accommodate folks who are looking for more of a confirmation experience, and then formerly recognize them in worship. It is our tradition as Disciples to recognize all baptisms – both by immersion and by sprinkling.
If you have questions, or would like to sign up for the Baptism and Belonging Class, please contact the church office, 925/685-7503. Or, if you are an adult and interested in being baptized, please be in touch with Russ and we’ll create our own class and adapt it to your needs.
“Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that… we too might walk in newness of life.” -- Romans 6:4