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United Methodist sacraments, rites and rituals
Some churches recognize 7 sacraments; United Methodists only 2. This series of articles explores each of these important acts in the life of a Christian. More
Baptism: What does the church say?
To become Christian is to receive a new identity. Find out the background and meaning of this sacrament. Read More
How should water be used when baptism is being reaffirmed?
Baptismal Covenant IV in The United Methodist Hymnal is a powerful ritual of reaffirmation which uses water in ways that remind us of our baptism. Read More
Does baptism make me a member of the church?
Learn the answer to this question about baptism. Read More
How do I become a member of a United Methodist church?
Is there a special ceremony? Read More
Does The United Methodist Church accept the baptism of other denominations?
Yes, The United Methodist Church recognizes the baptism of other Christian denominations. Read More
Where can I find a record of my baptism?
United Methodist records of baptism are kept by the local church. Read More
May I be baptized again?
No, baptism is an act of God, and God does it right the first time. Read More
Is sprinkling the only way that United Methodists baptize?
Our church has always offered to people being baptized and to the parents of infants the choice of sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Read More
Do I have to be baptized in order to be saved?
No, but baptism is a gift of God's grace to be received as part of the journey of salvation. Read More
What does The United Methodist Church believe about baptism?
Baptism is the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. Read More
Can I choose a person who is not a Christian as my child’s godparent?
Learn the answer and reasoning behind this question. Read More
Do I have to choose godparents when I have my child baptized?
Parents may choose a person or persons to serve as a godparent. However, godparents are not required in The United Methodist Church. Read More
May we have our baby dedicated instead of baptized?
Learn more about infant baptism in The United Methodist Church. Read More
May I or my child be Christened instead of baptized?
Is there a difference between the two? Read More
What’s the difference between infant baptism and believer’s baptism?
In all forms of Christian baptism, God claims those being baptized, whatever their age or ability to profess their faith, with divine grace. Read More
What is the appropriate age for baptism?
Our teaching on baptism is found in By Water and the Spirit. Learn more here. Read More
By Water and the Spirit: A United Methodist Understanding of Baptism
An enriched understanding of baptism, restoring the Wesleyan blend of sacramental and evangelical aspects, enables United Methodists to participate in the sacrament with renewed appreciation for this gift of grace. ' } Read More