About Baptism

If you want to be baptized or have your children, please read the information below. 

 

In The United Methodist Church, baptism usually takes place during a worship service.    

 

It is important to know that baptism means that the person who is baptized becomes a member of the Church.  

 

Christening, giving a Christian name to a child, is included as a part of a baptismal service and is not offered separately as some other Christian denominations allow.    

 

Also, the United Methodist Churches do not conduct the baby dedication services.

Please contact the church office for additional information or to schedule a baptism.  Phone: (310)670-3777; Email: wumcoffice1@sbcglobal.net

Who tells you who you are?

We receive our identity from others, from the expectations of friends and colleagues, from the labels society puts upon us, and from the influence of family.

To become Christian is to receive a new identity. You no longer allow others to tell you who you are. Christ now claims you and instructs you. A Christian is one who has “put on Christ.”

Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church’s ritual begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ.

God Initiates the Covenant

We also believe that in baptism God initiates a covenant with us, announc...

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