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Requesting Baptism

Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Matthew 28:18-20]

If you have never been baptized and you are interested in being baptized, you do not need to be a member of BPC. We will strongly encourage you to join the church following your baptism.  Read about the meaning of baptism.

Membership of at least one parent IS a requirement for your child's baptism. Read more about becoming a member or contact Libby Peterson here.  Read our Infant Baptism Statement of Belief.

Baptism dates for for 2018: January 21,  March 4,  May 13 (Mother's Day),  June 17 (Father's Day),  September 23, November 25 (Thanksgiving Weekend)  and  Lake Erie Baptism on Sunday, August 12 (Lake Erie Baptism registration here).

If you are a member of Bay Presbyterian Church, you can request baptism for yourself or your children in the following way:

  1. Complete  a baptism request form for a 2018 date or contact Libby Peterson at 440.871.1503 X113 to complete request.
  2. You will be contacted to confirm your request and to arrange for a Family Elder to assist your family during baptism and beyond.
  3. Libby Peterson and your Family Elder will arrange to visit you to share more about baptism at BPC.
  4. The day of the baptism, please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled service time. You will meet with a BPC pastor, a Ruling Elder, and a Family Elder in the Family Room directly behind the Sanctuary. They will provide you with final instructions. After the baptism you will receive a baptism certificate.

Lake Erie Baptism

Once a year, we have baptisms at Huntington Beach in Lake Erie for first-time baptism or a renewal of your baptism vows.  Registration is required. Complete the Lake Erie Baptism Request Form or contact Libby Peterson at 440.871.1503 x113. 2015 date for Lake Erie Baptism is August 13.


Bay Presbyterian Church - 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 -  440.871.3822