A Communal Celebration and Public Confession of Faith

​​The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism unites you with Jesus Christ and makes you a member of God’s family, the church. 

It’s God’s gift of grace, as well as his invitation for you to respond to that grace. 

We believe baptism is a public confession—not a private one. It’s your statement of faith made in the presence of others. 

We also believe that this sacrament in itself does not save you or even help you to have more faith. At the same time, if you’re unbaptized, it doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t saved. 

The effect of your baptism isn’t tied to the moment when it is administered. It signifies the beginning of life in Christ… not its completion.

If you’ve already been baptized as a child or in another denomination, there’s no need to be baptized again. We are part of one body of Christian believers, which means we recognize and accept all baptism with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Get Baptized at University Presbyterian Church

If you wish to get baptized at UPC as a one-time public profession of faith and act of obedience, then we celebrate with you!

Baptisms for adults take place twice a year as part of the membership process. 

To learn more about being baptized at UPC, send us an email, or find out more about becoming a member.

Exploring UPC Class and Becoming a Member

Exterior of University Presbyterian Church from 15th ave

Child and Infant Baptism

The baptism of infants and children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. 

When an infant is baptized, it is God ‘s act of pledging himself to that child and making them his own. At the same time, the parents and church family commit themselves to nurture the child in faith.

Baptisms for infants and children take place on scheduled Sundays. For questions, please send us an email.

Learn more and register your child for baptism.