Baptism signifies the certainty of God’s covenant love and faithfulness and initiates entrance into the community of faith. At Westwood Presbyterian Church, as in all Presbyterian churches, we baptize the children of church members as well as adults upon their profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Infants are baptized as a sign of God’s love and as recognition of their welcome into the church family. As children grow into young people they are better equipped to make a personal decision to follow Christ. We invite them to confirm their baptism following a confirmation program during their teen years.
Baptism is celebrated when the community gathers for corporate worship. Because baptism is an act of the community welcoming the child or the adult into God’s family, we do not hold private family baptisms. WPC guidelines include:
To inquire about Baptism at Westwood Presbyterian Church, call the church office (310/474-4535) to schedule a conference with a pastor.