Baptismal Font & Paschal Candle

Our former baptismal font was rededicated for use as the holder for our paschal candle and the unity wedding candle. The current font was given in memory of Ethel LaMonte, a member of this church from October 5, 1947, to the time of her death on May 24, 1970. She was Bob Repp’s aunt. The paschal candle is a large candle used during Easter to indicate the presence of the risen Christ with the people of God. It is also used at baptisms and funerals to indicate dying and rising with Christ and the celebration of Christ’s victory over death. The unity candle used at some weddings symbolizes the two lives being united in marriage.

The new baptismal bowl was the gift of an anonymous donor and allows the water of baptism to be visible by all. The font stand is given in memory of longtime member, Lila Hanna, through a generous gift by her family and by the Memorial Committee. Lila Hanna was a member of this church and active in various leadership positions from December 16, 1951, to the time of her death on March 1, 2010. The four “arms” of the font stand rise as if arms lifted in praise for the gift of baptism by which we are cleansed from sin and marked as Christ’s own forever. The design of the font allows the water of baptism to be visible during baptisms and other times of worship.