Baptisms

Baptism

  • Baptism is a sacrament, the sole rite of initiation into full membership in the Christian community, the body of Christ. We take it very seriously. As a congregation we make a commitment to support and nurture those baptized within our community of faith.
  • In the United Church of Canada, people may be baptized at any age. If parents seek baptism for their children, they do so taking full responsibility for raising their child in the Christian faith.
  • Except in cases of emergency, the sacrament of Baptism always takes place within our regular Sunday worship service. The specific Sunday will be negotiated with the minister so that the celebration suits both the family’s needs and the church’s worship life.

a baptism in the Journey sanctuary

The Process

  • If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please call the church office (204-257-0678) and arrange to meet with one of the ministers.
  • The minister will talk to you about the sacrament, the service, and will gather information needed by the church to record the event.
  • Your name will be submitted to the Leadership Team for approval.
  • On the Sunday of the baptism, please arrive at the church by 10:00 a.m. so that last minute details can be taken care of.

Other

  • There are no costs or fees related to the sacrament
  • If you have any questions, please contact the church office or one of the ministers.

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SMRUC Emergency Food Box

Did you know that SMRUC has an emergency food box located in the Junction space? It is for use by those people who might walk in needing an emergency supply of food prior to the regular Food Bank day. It is sorted and some may be sent to West Broadway as well. Sometimes our box gets very low on supplies. Please bring non-perishable food whenever you can to keep it full. [ Items like tuna, soup, beans, peanut butter etc. ]

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