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137 Derby Avenue  Derby, CT 06418
Phone: 203 735-6570

 
First Congregational Church Derby Connecticut
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As Jesus was baptized at the beginning of his ministry, Christians also mark their faith journeys with the waters of baptism. The outward and visible action of water and words are signs of an inward and invisible gift of God's love. Baptism with water and the Holy Spirit is the mark of their acceptance into the care of Christ's Church, the sign and seal of their participation in God's forgiveness, and the beginning of their new growth into new Christian faith and life.

At First Church, we believe that it is appropriate to baptize children. As Jesus told his disciples, "Let the children come, for to such belong the Kingdom of Heaven." Adults who have not been baptized may also be baptized.

Those who wish to be baptized or have a child baptized at the First Church must meet with a pastor prior to baptism. We require that parents considering baptism who are not members of our Church, worship with us at least four times prior to the baptism service. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated during the 10:00 am service. Please contact the Church Office if you would like to inquire about baptism.