An early church tradition was to baptize new believers on Easter Sunday. As part of the VC Easter festival on April 4, we will be including a dedication and baptism service. This is open to families with new family members they wish to dedicate or baptize into the VC faith community, as well as to older kids and adults who are interested in being baptized as a step in their personal faith journey.
For parents who wish to dedicate or baptize their new family member/s: The VC family is representative of many different faith traditions, and within those traditions there are different rites or ceremonies by which parents express their desire to raise their child in the knowledge of Christ. Both dedication and baptism are symbolic ways of committing our children to the Lord and of invoking our faith community’s support to that end.
For children and adults with a desire to be baptized, we follow the 1st century church tradition of baptism by submersion and will have our “baptismal pool” available.
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Angie Ferrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include who is being dedicated or baptized and which it is. Also, anyone who would like to be a part of a small team of folks to coordinate this effort, please contact me. More information will be forthcoming.