Baptism for infants and young children proclaims the unconditional grace and love of God. It is also a reminder of the wonder, blessing, and new responsibilities that come with a new life. For adults, baptism is a moving witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in individual and corporate commitment. It is also a celebration of the promise of new life and growth in faith.
Water, a potent symbol for many things, is sprinkled or poured on the candidate’s head by an officiating minister. Strathroy United Church joyfully welcomes infants brought by members/ adherents for baptism (only direct requests from parents or guardians will be considered) and adults who wish to profess their own faith and be baptized.
Those who request a baptism at Strathroy United Church are encouraged to participate regularly in worship prior to baptism. Contact the office for more information.