On a cold day in November, a special–heavy–delivery arrived in front of Grace Bible Church. With the help of five strong men, and a bit of extra pushing up the steps from the camera-woman, our church welcomed its first baptismal into the sanctuary.

baptistry delivery

We have had an annual baptism and church picnic in the summer for many years. But we cancelled this event the last couple of years due to heavy rains and a swelling river. With our new system, we won’t have the worry about weather or river safety, and from now on “baptizees” will enjoy the added benefit of heated water! We hope to use the baptismal on a regular basis, and are very excited to have this option available at Grace as people continue to put their trust in Jesus and desire to make a public declaration of their hope!

The baptismal was made in and shipped all the way from Virginia. For the last few months, Brian has been adding coats of stain to the exterior and we now have a beautiful match to the rest of the mahogany-stained wood in our building. THANK YOU, Brian, for everything you have done to get us ready for our first use this coming Sunday.

That’s right! Grace Bible Church’s first in-house, full immersion baptism will happen this Sunday, March 8, as part of our 10 AM worship service. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour AHEAD so you will make it in time to join the celebration!


If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please talk to any member of our Elder Team. See you Sunday!