In the Presbyterian Church (USA), we believe that the Sacrament of Baptism the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ. The waters of baptism are a reminder to all of us of God’s faithfulness, that in Christ each of us are made new, and that we are welcomed with open arms into the covenant family of the church.

We baptize children as a witness to the belief that God’s love claims us before we are even able to respond in faith, asking that parents make a promise during the service to help their child grow in their faith. But although we believe that parents will play an absolutely vital role in this growth process, this entire church family is with them every step of the way, as the congregation makes promises to nurture each baptized child as well.

There are two requirements for a child to be baptized at Fourth Church: at least one parent must be a member at Fourth Church (more information about membership) and, if this is your first child being baptized at Fourth Church, parents must attend a baptism seminar before their child’s baptism Sunday. These baptism seminars are typically scheduled on the first Sunday of each month and we ask that you register for the seminar and your child’s baptism date in advance.

Baptisms typically occur on the second Sunday of the month and all baptisms are scheduled through Briana Belding-Peck. Baptisms are live-streamed so the entire congregation — those online as well as in-person — can see and welcome the newest members of our church family.

Upcoming Baptism Dates (2023)
Sunday, February 12
Sunday, March 12
Sunday, May 14
Sunday, June 11

Seating for families and guests is saved near the baptism font on Baptism Sundays.
Directions and parking details

For more information about baptism at Fourth Church, contact Briana Belding-Peck (312.274.3804).

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(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

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