Baptism

baptismYou’ve perhaps come to this page because you’re thinking about Baptism for yourself or your child. Some people know it as Christening but here in the Uniting Church we call it Baptism. This is a reclaiming of the old Greek word used for this ritual in the original writings of the New Testament before it was translated into other languages.

Baptism is a ritual rich with meaning: it symbolically marks the beginning of a life of faith. In this day and age Baptism is sought for many different reasons. At Western Heights we take very seriously the reasons why individuals and families request Baptism. We spend some time talking about it, working through what it means or can mean, and finding the best way to provide for what is needed.

Sometimes in the course of the discussions the families recognise that baptism is not the right way forward and another way is discerned, at other times it seems definitely the right way. Please contact us if you’d like to begin a conversation about Baptism.