baptisman outward sign of a inward grace
Who should be baptized?
People of all ages can be baptized at Westfield. Non-members are encouraged to seek membership as soon as possible after being baptized. We baptize by sprinkling Holy Water and making the sign of the cross on the forehead to invite the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The United Church of Christ recognizes baptisms from other faiths and churches and therefore does not re-baptize people, but we do encourage people to attend a special baptism worship service to remember their baptisms.
When do baptisms occur?
Throughout the year during worship on Sunday mornings.
How do I schedule a baptism?
The scheduling of baptisms starts with a conversation with our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Jonathan Chapman. Find a time to chat with him in person, via phone, or Zoom by clicking this link or calling the church office at 860-774-8438.