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705 South Street
Peekskill,  NY  10566
914-737-3322
office@peekskillpresby.org


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Baptisms

Baptism is the sign and seal of God's grace and covenant in Christ.  As the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) explains, baptism signifies the faithfulness of God, the washing away of sin, rebirth, putting on the fresh garment of Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the church.

While baptism is appropriate at any age, the baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God's love claims people before they are able to respond in faith.  The congregation, on behalf of the whole church, assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized children in the Christian life, and it is for this reason that the congregation makes such a promise during the service.

The Sacrament of Baptism takes place during Sunday morning worship.  In preparation for the baptism of a child, it is preferable that at least one parent or family member be a part of the congregation of Peekskill Presbyterian Church and the parent(s) attend a meeting about baptism with the pastor.

For more information about baptism or membership at Peekskill Presbyterian Church, contact the church office at (914) 737-3322 or office@peekskillpresby.org.