Baptism is the "welcome rite" to the Christian faith. It is confirmation that God’s call is extended to a person to enter into a relationship with the triune God and to find one’s identity as a beloved child of God. At FLCR, baptism is arranged through the pastor. It usually involves two individual sessions. Baptism normally occurs within public services of worship and is available throughout the year except during Lent. When baptism involves small children, parents are instructed in their responsibilities of raising the child in the faith and are expected, with the help of baptismal sponsors, to faithfully bring children to services of worship, among other responsibilities. We take joy in the task of welcoming all children into the community, becoming the hands that extend Christ’s call.Adults are also welcomed to baptism, and the church takes special joy in the education and preparation for adult baptisms.