Baptism at the River
Spring Baptism May 20 at 3:00 PM
Meet us at the Yadkin River for our unforgettable Baptism. We gather twice a year to witness this glorious event and hope to see many of you there! You do not have to be a member of Hillsdale Church to participate. Those who wish to be Baptized or to Reaffirm their Baptismal Covenant, please sign up in the church lobby on Sunday Morning or fill out the contact form below and someone will contact you directly.
United Methodist Church
Beliefs on Baptism
Baptism is the Beginning, not the End.
If you experienced God’s grace and were baptized as an adult or received baptism as a child and desire to reaffirm your baptismal vows, baptism still marks the beginning of a journey in the nurturing fellowship of the caring, learning, worshipping, serving congregation.
"We receive our identity from others, from the expectations of friends and colleagues, from the labels society puts upon us, and from the influence of family. To become Christian is to receive a new identity. You no longer allow others to tell you who you are. Christ now claims you and instructs you. A Christian is one who has “put on Christ.” Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church’s ritual begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ."