Baptism

baptism at Wesley UMC Bloomington

Baptisms with Wesley United Methodist Church

The Sacrament of Baptism in the United Methodist Church is a unique, joyful, and holy occasion. United Methodists understand baptism as a gift from God, freely given to all regardless of age, gender, identity, race, background, social status, sexual orientation, or other criteria. God pours out grace freely in the gift of baptism, and we receive it with gratitude.

The United Methodist Church practices infant, child, youth, and adult, baptism - whenever the individual or the family is spiritually ready to receive this gift of God's grace. We receive the water through sprinkling, pouring, or immersion (although most United Methodist sanctuaries are not set up for immersion). Those taking the vows of baptism to meet with a pastor ahead of time to talk about the meaning of baptism, the commitments made by the person being baptized, by God, and by the congregation, and the baptismal ritual itself.

You can find the United Methodist baptismal liturgy here.

If you would like to speak with a pastor about scheduling a baptism for yourself or your child, please get in touch with the church office at (309) 827-8046