Baptism is one of two sacraments in the United Church of Canada. Through baptism, God blesses us with grace and acceptance. Baptism is a Christian rite of initiation into the one, universal Church, of which there are many denominations throughout the world. As a member of the World Council of Churches, the United Church recognizes the baptisms of other Christian denominations. The United Church offers both infant baptism and adult baptism.
Parents or sponsors requesting baptism for a child will be making a profession of faith and promising to raise the child in the Christian faith with the support of Westworth United Church. Parents or sponsors will meet with the minister to discuss this process and the commitments that will be made. Baptism will be held within a regular service of worship.
Those old enough to make their own profession of faith will attend confirmation classes to learn about the history of the Church and the Christian faith, and develop their personal faith statement. Upon their profession of faith, they will be baptized and become members of both the universal Church and Westworth United Church.