Baptism and Confirmation

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Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism

In Baptism we are incorporated into Christ’s body, infused with Christ’s character and empowered to be Christ's reconciling presence in the world. The appropriate dates for baptism, according to the Book of Common Prayer (p. 312), are the Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and when a Bishop is present.  In addition, Palmer offers the Sunday after Easter for baptisms.  If you’re planning on having a child baptized, please arrange for the baptism before you invite out of town friends and relatives to attend.

Please contact Catherine Beebe to learn more about Baptism at Palmer.

Confirmation

Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength for the Holy Spirit through prayer and laying on of hands by the bishop. (BCP 860)

All adults (including youth age 16 and older) interested in being confirmed, received or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church are invited to join The Rev. Liz Parker and fellow travelers who desire to know and follow the way of Jesus. Pilgrim is an innovative and inspiring program that approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion but by participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with others. This Great Wednesday offering is open to all. It is designed to prepare seekers, new Christians and those new to the Episcopal Church for confirmation, but a commitment to be confirmed isn't a prerequisite. This group can also benefit any pilgrim who desires to discover or deepen their understanding of the Christian journey.

Pilgrim is on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm.