Baptism is the sacrament of entrance to the community of faith. Presbyterians baptize adults on their profession of faith, as well as the children of church members. Adults are baptized following instruction in a membership class.
Most Presbyterians are baptized as infants as a sign of God’s love and as a recognition of their welcome into our church family. What better way to show God’s unconditional love than to baptize a newborn baby? Children will speak for themselves and confirm their baptisms in a confirmation program during their teen years.
Baptism is celebrated in the gathered community of the church in corporate worship, generally on the third Sunday of each month. Please be aware that:
Presbyterians do not have private family baptisms.
At least one of the parents should be an active member of Westminster.
The Session of Westminster approves all baptisms.
Before each baptism, parents meet with a pastor to discuss the theology of baptism and what it means in the life of their family. Baptism conversations with the pastor are held at the church on Sunday morning after the 10:30am worship service one week prior to the baptism itself.
Contact Polly Ercole at 612.332.3421 for dates of baptisms and to arrange for the baptism of a child.
Couples who wish to be married in the Chapel or Sanctuary should contact Sandy Wilson in the church office to arrange a tentative date. The couple will then be put in touch with a pastor and the wedding coordinator.
Westminster's policy is that one member of the couple must be a member of Westminster—or the child or grandchild of a member. Learn more about becoming a member...
Westminster's music staff will assist the couple in selecting meaningful and appropriate wedding music.