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Baptism is the sacrament through which we become full members of the church. This ritual has many meanings: a ritual bath, death and rebirth, and leaving the wilderness entering the land of promise. It is the one ritual that Jesus did alongside us, making it the source of our unity in Jesus’ commitment to us. It is the introduction to the promise of loving relationship with God fulfilled in the commitment to the power of love, even in death at the hands of the love of power.

Baptisms are communal events celebrated on the four Baptism Sundays in our spiritual calendar: the Sunday after the Feast of the Epiphany (normally around the second Sunday in January) when we celebrate Jesus’ Baptism; Easter (sometime in the Spring), Pentecost (five weeks after Easter); and All Saints Day (the first Sunday in November).  Call or email the church office (925-934-2324; to find out exact calendar dates, and set up a meeting with the clergy to explore your baptism and/or that of your child.