Baptism is the church's rite of initiation: it incorporates a person, infant or adult, into the church, which is the body of Christ. It is a sign of God's gracious act for all people, giving himself in Jesus Christ "who died for us all while we were still sinners" and bringing people to faith through the Holy Spirit.
Baptism involves pouring water over the head of the person being baptised and takes place during a church service.
Following the baptism of an adult, the person promises to seek to follow the Christian way. When a baby is baptised, the parents promise to seek to bring the child up in a Christian atmosphere. The congregation pledges its support.
The Uniting Church believes that baptism cannot be repeated. There is no second baptism recognised for adults who were baptised as children. The church believes that the appropriate response for adults is confirmation, which is a public ceremony in which members confirm their mature sense of call to be disciples of Christ.
Request A Baptism
Graceville Uniting Church conducts baptismal services during our 9.00am Sunday service.
Please call the minister on (07) 3379 6372 and a meeting will be arranged to discuss the service and your responsibilities.
Graceville Uniting Church encourages families to become part of a worshiping community and be engaged in the life of the Church (if they not already), prior to their baptismal service. This shows a commitment to and an understanding of the promises made during the baptism.
Please note that an offering for the work and ministry of the church is collected during all our services.