Cleansed and Claimed
In Baptism, we celebrate that we have been cleansed and claimed as children of God. It is our official welcome into the church—the beginning of one’s Christian journey—as such, we Baptize both infants and adults.
Our denomination’s constitution says:
“Both believers and their children are included in God’s covenant love. The baptism of believers (adults) witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for our grateful response. The baptism of young children witnesses to the truth that God claims people in love even before they are able to respond in faith.” (W-3.0402)