Births + Baptism

Births

In the event of a birth or adoption to a church member’s family, please contact Julie Donley in our Congregational Care office. Births and adoptions are listed on our weekly prayer list. You can find that list on our Online Worship page.

Other helpful contacts:
  • Rosebuds & Baby Blankets

    Births and adoptions of members are listed in our worship service bulletins and rosebuds are placed on the baptismal font in honor of newborn children. Newborn and newly adopted children receive a handmade blanket from BUMC Kids handmade by our Prayer Shawl Ministry, as well as the rosebud placed on the font in their honor and a copy of the worship bulletin listing their name. Contact Julie Donley at 615.324.7254 to notify us of a recent birth or adoption so we can honor your family in upcoming worship services.

Baptism

As a United Methodist Church, we practice the sacrament of infant baptism. Though it is most frequently done between one and six months, baptism can be performed at any age. Contact Haley Durham to schedule a baptism.

Other helpful information:
  • What is baptism?
    The United Methodist Church has many resources that explain the sacrament of baptism.
  • Why do we baptize at different ages?
    The United Methodist Church has many resources explaining why we baptize people at different ages, including infants.