A person is made part of the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism. At IUCC, people are baptized either as children or adults. Baptism with water and the Holy Spirit is the mark of their acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, the sign and seal of their participation in God’s forgiveness, and the beginning of their new growth into full Christian faith and life.
When an infant or young child is baptized, one or both parents and/or one or more sponsors promise to assume certain responsibilities for the Christian nurture of the baptized child. Those who are baptized at an early age are given an opportunity in their youth to make a personal profession of faith through confirmation.
In almost all cases, baptisms at IUCC are performed as a part of our worship life on Sunday morning. Those who are considering the sacrament of Baptism for themselves, or for a child, are invited to contact the church office and arrange an appointment to meet with the pastor.