Carter Grace's Baptism~Palm Sunday, 2018
Baptism for All Ages!
The Presbyterian Church baptizes individuals of all ages. Baptism usually occurs once in a person's life. Baptism is a sacrament of the church given to us through the example and command of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Infants and children are presented by their parents and guardians for baptism. At that time the parents and congregation give their pledge to God to teach the child the faith and raise him or her in the church.
Young people can be baptized upon their profession of faith at the time of Confirmation. Adults who never have professed their faith, are baptized upon doing so.
Normally, baptism is a public service, because it is important for the baptized to give witness to his or her faith, and for the congregation to make a public commitment to support the person in the journey of faith.
If you desire to be baptized, or want to have your your child baptized, please contact Pastor Bob Merrill.
The Baptism of Briggs Michael on April 5, 2015
Lola Paz Baptized on December 24, 2013
Lexie, Karrisa & Xander are Baptized
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation Class of 2011
Confirmation is the class KCPC holds most years for our youth who wish to become adult members of of the congregation. The course lasts about 5-6 months. During this time each participant learns what it means to make a profession of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. The class is generally composed of young people in 9th grade and taught by a team of adults. Usually the class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00. Check with Roberta about details for the next class.
Why is it called "Confirmation?" Because each participant is "confirming" that which was promised at their baptisms. If the high school student was baptized as a child, their parents and the congregation promised to raise them in the Christian faith, to teach them about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. On Confirmation Sunday, those participating, stand before the congregation to "confirm" that the promises made on their baptism days, are now the same promises they make to God as young adults.
What if the student has never been baptized? These students also participate in the Confirmation Class. Immediately after his/her profession of faith, the student is baptized as part of the Confirmation service.
Confirmation Service: April 1, 2012