A person becomes a "new person" in Baptism, a child of God. We refer to Baptism as a sacrament, indicating it is a holy act of God. He works a miracle as water is applied with the Word that Jesus instructed be used: "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a promise from God to cleanse a person from sin and restore him/her into God's Family. More information about Baptism is available from me.


I hope this manual will help answer any questions you may have about Baptism and about the use of the sacrament in our church. I encourage you to make plans for your baptism or your child’s baptism as soon as possible. Contact me at the church office (209-667-7712) or


We do not baptize people who have already been properly baptized. We recognize the validity of any baptism that was done in a Christian setting where water was used and the person was baptized in the name of the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).


If I can answer any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


In Christian love,


Pastor Ron Youngdale


For more information about our baptisms, please view these documents:

Baptism Manual
Information for Baptism
Non-Member Child Baptism

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