Help your congregation welcome a new member to the family and give the person being baptized and confirmed a special keepsake for the occasion. This attractive Certificate includes service for Baptismal Covenant I for youth and adults; the certificate features a gold-stamped cross and flame in a circle, and the words “CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, AND RECEPTION AS A PROFESSING MEMBER” on the cover. Three certificates, with envelopes are included in each package. Certificates are 5” x 7”. Certificates with services include updated membership vows approved by the 2008 General Conference.
Words on each certificate are:
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
AS A PROFESSING MEMBER
This certifies that
received Christian baptism and was
cofirmed into Christ’s holy Church
and received as a professing member of
Give this certificate as a remembrance and a beautiful keepsake of your special day.
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Did you know. . .
Certificates of Baptism, Confirmation, and Reception are tangible recognition from the church of significant milestones in each person's spiritual journey and of their commitment to Christian living. Presentation of certificates helps the church build relationships with youth and adults in the congregation. At the same time, certificates help persons remember and respond to their covenant relationship with God, church, and neighbor.
The Cross and Flame symbol relates The United Methodist church to God through Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame). The flame is a reminder of Pentecost when witnesses were unified by the power of the Holy Spirit and saw "tongues, as of fire" (Acts 2:3).