Mar 20 2012

Baptismal Vows and General Conference

In January, I was privileged to witness a baptism at The United Methodist church I attend in Athens, Georgia. As I always do, I fell in love again with the beauty and importance of our baptismal liturgy, and by the time we finished singing “God Claims You,” I confess I was in tears, although I did not know the baby being baptized. I participated in the liturgy, recognizing that the promises I make as a part of the congregation are vows that apply not just in that place and to that baby, but in whatever church I find myself and…

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