The Sacrament of Holy Baptism


Baptism is an important part of our worship and community life at Bethany UMC. It is our initiation into the Body of Christ, the Church, and it joins us with Christians all around the world.  It is one of two sacraments that we celebrate in the United Methodist Church (the other being Holy Communion).  The gift of baptism is celebrated within the context of worship, with the community of faith present as witnesses of and participants in God's grace at work in the life of the one being baptized.

We highlight the significance of baptism by scheduling baptisms in Sunday worship services only on the 4th Sundays of the month, with occasional exceptions which will be noted in the schedule below. We also schedule baptisms on Saturdays, except for the Saturdays on which we celebrate Holy Communion (Saturdays which occur with 1st Sundays), and certain Saturdays in December. (See available Baptism dates in the chart below)

Baptism Classes
3rd Sundays - 11:00 AM
Room D-212

Occasional exceptions which will be noted in the schedule below.  You must attend one of these classes prior to the baptism. Baptism scheduling forms are available in the church office and online:

Baptism Scheduling Form

We know how important it is for family and friends to be present with you for this special time.  And, we understand that it takes extra planning when those family and friends live out of town.

In order to facilitate planning for you and your family, the dates available for baptisms are listed below.

To schedule a date, contact Patti Breaux, Worship Support Assistant, 512-258-6017 x222.

2019 Dates
Sat: 19, 26
Sun: 27
Class: 20
Sat: 11, 18, 25
Sun: 26
Class: 19
Sat: 14, 21
Sun: 22
Class: 15
Sat: 9, 16
Sun: 24
Class: 17
Sat: 15, 23, 29
Sun: 23
Class: 16
Sat: 19, 26
Sun: 27
Class: 20
Sat: 9, 16, 23, 30
Sun: 24
Class: 17
Sat: 13, 20, 27
Sun: 28
Class: 21
Sat: 9, 16, 23
Sun: 24
Class: 17
Sat:  none in April
Sun: 28
Class: 14
Sat: 10, 17, 24
Sun: 25
Class: 18
Sat: 7, 21
Sun: 22
Class: 15