Baptism at First Church

The sacrament of Baptism is a joyful celebration of the people of God.

Baptism Information

Please call our front desk to inquire about dates.

Our Presbyterian Book of Order tells us that “Baptism enacts and seals what the Word proclaims: God’s redeeming grace offered to all people.”. The sacrament unites us with Jesus Christ and makes us members of God’s family in the Church.

Infant and children’s baptisms are generally scheduled one Sunday a month during the worship service. (Adult baptisms are part of the service receiving new members into the congregation, typically quarterly.. To learn about becoming a member of this growing congregation, click here.)

For infant baptism, one guardian should be a member of the church. After completing a baptism application, at least one parent or guardian must attend a Preparation for Baptism Class. These classes are scheduled for a group of parents in advance and are held in the library at 9:30am before Sunday worship.

If you are interested in having a child baptized, please complete the form and indicate which class you plan to attend. In certain instances, a private meeting with one of the clergy can be arranged.

For questions or more information  please contact administrative assistant, Lisa Polite, at (646) 230-3914 or lpolite@fpcnyc.org.

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