Baptism is a symbolic action that is a sign of the new life God gives us as we join the church community.
Baptism uses water as a symbolic cleansing that signifies the acceptance of new life within the church family. The sacrament of baptism is the single rite of initiation into the Christian community, the church.
The United Church offers baptism to all ages. We believe the gift of God's love does not depend on our ability to understand it, so we baptize people as infants right up through adulthood.