What is baptism?
Baptism is one of two sacraments practiced at Grace Congregational Church. Baptism is a gift from God when we believe the Holy Spirit comes upon the water and those being baptized. The act of baptism marks the beginning of new life of discipleship with Christ, it is the human response to the gift of salvation.
The wonder of baptism is described in I Peter: “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”