Celebration of Baptism - General
NEW! Link to “An Experiential Meditation on Baptism” by Carolyn Moomaw Chilton at BuildingFaith
NEW! Living the Promises of Baptism: 101 Ideas for Parents is a book of concrete ideas to help families nurture their children’s faith by living out their baptism in daily life.
NEW! Link to two youth group devotions on Baptism from United Methodist of Greater New Jersey: “Taking the Plunge” and “Just Add Water”
On the Day You Were Baptized by Taylor Young is a memory book for parents for this special day.
The Godparent Book: Ideas and Activities for Godparents and Their Godchildren by Elaine Ramshaw – A host of ideas for godparents and godchildren to do together up through adulthood
Link to “Guided Meditation on Our Baptisms” (for Children and Youth) by Jared Dees in Ave Maria Press
- Link to “Holy Spirit Handprint Dove Craft” from Catholic Icing
- Link to “Holy Spirit Paper Plate Dove Craft” by Catholic Icing
- Link to “DIY Paper Dove YouTube Video” with template
Flowing Water, Uncommon Birth: Christian Baptism in a Post-Christian Culture by Samuel Torvent – A book study with reflection questions at the end of each chapter. Find the paperback or ebook here.
Come to the Water, Little One: My Baptism Board Book by Daniel Erlander and Mary C. Lindberg – This colorful board book is great for parents to use with young children to introduce them to baptism. Find it here.
Come to the Water: An Interactive Baptism Manual for Kids by Daniel Erlander and Rebecca Ninke – Elementary children can draw, color, doodle, and imagine as they learn about baptism. Find it here!
Link to Kids Celebrate Baptism – These pamphlets are great for worship bags or to send home with families. For both pre-readers and young readers
Baptism Stepping Stone Family Event - 6 files for this event
Family Take It Home : A Talk about Baptism (CENetwork Resource)
Water Came Down by Walt Wangerin, Jr. resource for parents
A New Creation Watercolor Project on Baptism (CENetwork Resource) for confirmation students
Link to Vibrant Faith at Home . . . Your Baptism Day – an activity to use at home to celebrate the anniversary of baptism
A Congregational Journey to Reaffirmation of Baptism (M.Flekke) – incorporating baptismal promises into a series of worship services