“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).
In the waters of baptism we are reminded that we belong to God and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We also find ourselves part of an extended family, one with Christians throughout the ages and across the world, what we call the “one, holy, catholic [meaning 'universal'], and apostolic Church.”
The Rite of Holy Baptism can be found on pp. 297-308 of the Book of Common Prayer.
Baptisms and Baptism preparation classes are scheduled throughout the year at Christ Church Cranbrook. The 2013 schedule is:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: December 30, 2012 & January 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Preparation Classes: March 17 & 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: April 28 & May 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: October 20 & 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Child care is provided for all baptism preparation classes. Pre-registration is required for classes and child care..
Please note that these dates and times are subject to change. Please call the Parish Office at 248-644-5210 to verify the dates and time and to register.