The Sacrament of Baptism at Rye Congregational Church

Jesus said: “Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God.”  (Matthew 19:14)

Baptism is one of two sacraments given by Jesus during his lifetime. Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River with these words: “You are my beloved, with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11) In baptism we heed God’s call and claim on our lives knowing we are not our own, but God’s.

Baptism is offered to all children and adults, and is held during a worship service with the congregation as witnesses. The congregation pledges to “walk with the child and parents” into the future promising love, help, and prayer. Similar promises are made at the time of adult baptism.

Baptism involves the entire congregation. It is a glorious and happy celebration. If you desire baptism for yourself or your child please call the church office or the pastor for a conversation about this Blessed Sacrament. It would be our great privilege to help you.

For further information, please contact our church office at (603) 964-4061 or email: worship@ryecc.com.