“Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
~ John 3: 5-8
The Holy Sacrament of Baptism
Wayfarers Chapel is a beautiful and sacred location to celebrate the Holy Sacrament of Baptism. Your baptism is performed by one of our Chapel Ministers in a private service apart from our Sunday Worship Service. You will have the opportunity to meet with a Chapel Minister for a theological discussion and planning of the service. We consider baptism to be an important step in the spiritual journey of one’s life.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Chapel, or of The Swedenborgian Church of North America, in order to be baptized here. At Wayfarers Chapel, we do not baptize into our Christian denomination, but into the Lord’s church on earth, the church in the broad ecumenical concept of it. Our baptism service is a traditional Christian baptism and is accepted as meeting baptism requirements for many other Christian denominations.
Baptisms are privately held in the Chapel on Sundays at 9am & 12 noon. You are welcome to hire a photographer to be present during the service. A Baptism Conference with your assigned Chapel minister is required prior to the baptism date.