During Covid-19, we are performing baptisms in two ways:
You may gather with a small group of friends and family (20 or fewer) in Westwood’s sanctuary for a baptism with a pastor. The ceremony will be 6-7 minutes long and physical distancing by household (you will pour the water over your child’s head while pastor speaks the words), mandatory masking, and other Covid precautions will be observed. Families will agree to the Westwood Covenant of Care to not enter the building if they have any Covid symptoms (see registration form) and will provide the church with the name and e-mail or phone number of everyone entering the sanctuary. The service will be filmed and part of the service will be integrated into an upcoming online service so the whole community can share in the promises spoken over your child!
To the extent that Westwood is able to offer in-person services, baptisms may take place live at those services, with masking, physical distancing by household (you will pour the water over your child’s head while pastor speaks the words), and other precautions observed. Each person attending the service will complete the Covenant of Care and contact information mentioned above.
You may indicate your preferred date and time on the registration form, and a pastor will be in touch about confirming a time with you as it works with the pastors’ schedules. Baptism classes will take place individually and will be scheduled with the pastor.
Receive baptism class RSVP email the
week before the baptism month begins.
Class is mandatory for 1st time Westwood baptisms and occurs after the 10:45 service.
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Either the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month is when we do Baptisms at Westwood.