Baptism is a symbolic action that signifies the new life God gives us as we join the Church community. Baptism uses water as a symbolic cleansing that signifies the acceptance of new life within the church family. The sacrament of baptism is the single rite of initiation into the Christian community - the Church.

Islington United offers baptism to all ages. We believe the gift of God's love does not depend on our ability to understand it, so we baptize people as infants right up through adulthood. With children, instruction is given to parents or sponsors to equip them for the child's Christian nurture. During the ceremony, everyone in the congregation pledges support for the child and his or her parents.

Baptism in the United Church is recognized by all denominations of the Christian church that practice infant baptism. Similarly, if people have already been baptized in another church, the United Church recognizes their baptism and welcomes them as Christians.

For more information about Baptism at Islington United Church or to arrange for a baptism please contact the office at 416-239-1131 Ext. 221 or by email at

Baptism Preparation

Baptism Preparation is a one evening session designed to help prepare for baptism - the sacrament of initiation into the Christian church. These seminars are held once per month, @ 7:30pm at Islington United Church in the Toddler Room.

For more information concerning our Baptism Seminar please contact Rev. Karen Eade at 416-239-1131 Ext. 25 or by email at

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