In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased. Mark 1:9-11
Before he began his public ministry, Jesus was baptized as a way of setting an example for those who would follow him. It is through the events of Jesus’ baptism that we are, therefore, able to learn what baptism also means for us. Just as baptism marked the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, baptism also marks the beginning of new kind of life for those who follow him. It is a life that is marked by the presence of the Holy Spirit, God’s blessing and acceptance, and a renewed sense of family.
Our Christian Foundations classes, offered twice annually, are for those interested in being baptized, as well as those who are exploring the Christian faith. These classes are organized by age and are a requirement for parents wishing to have their children either blessed or baptized. If you or your child have been previously baptized, we perform affirmations of faith alongside blessings and baptisms. Our fall classes begin soon, see below to register.
Eastside Christian Foundations
Adults interested in baptism or exploring Christian faith, please register here.
Parents of small children (infant – 1st grade) interested in baptism or blessing, please register here.
Kids (2nd – 5th grade) interested in baptism or affirmation, please email Beth.
Youth (6th-12th grade) interested in baptism or affirmation, please email Ginny.
Westside Christian Foundations
Registrations for the Westside Christian Foundations classes are now closed. Check back this spring!
If you would like to learn more about our beliefs regarding the Sacrament of Baptism, we’ve written a short whitepaper. You can find it here.