Please review the following conduct guidelines and dress code which must be strictly adhered to by anyone entering the church building. Parents are required to communicate our conduct and dress code to your guests who will be attending the baptism.
Reverence for God: We enter the temple of God with reverence, humbly and quietly so as not to disturb those who are in prayer and as an expression of faith and awareness of the presence of the Lord, his saints and angels. No loud talking, irrelevant conversations, joking, etc. should take place in the church at anytime. Jokes about the baptism or the child "getting dunked" or "getting a bath" are sacriligious and offensive to God.
Dressing for God: The church is not just any ordinary place. We dress as modestly and respectfully as we can, because we are in the presence of God Himself. If invited by any earthly king or queen, we would dress in our finest clothes. Therefore, we should dress similarly when coming into the presence of the King of Heaven.
GENTLEMEN: Suits, collared button-up shirts, clean dress pants, sweaters or vests, ties and coats. Avoid t-shirts, jeans and shorts.
LADIES: Modest dresses and blouses, knee-length skirts or longer, clean dress pants. Avoid t-shirts, jeans or shorts, short skirts, skin-tight clothing, and strapless or sleeveless tops, high-heels shoes as they make noise and damage our wooden floors. Head coverings are encouraged, according to the biblical admonition (1 Corinthians 11:2-16) and are available in the narthex.
Parents, please communciate this dress code to your guests beforehand. Anyone who is dressed inappropriately will be asked to leave.