Beach Baptism Frequently Asked Questions
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When is it? – Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:30 AM
Where is it? – On the beach at N. Ocean Drive (A1A) and El Prado Ave (0.2 miles north of Commercial Blvd), Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Allow 30 minutes travel time from the church. Look for the blue canopy on the beach (See map & directions below).
Do I need to attend a class before being baptized? – Adults and teens are strongly encouraged to attend a Baptism Class if you have not already attended 101: Discovering Community. 3rd – 5th grade children should attend the KIDZ Baptism Class.
Can I be baptized with my family? – Yes, but all being baptized should have attended a Baptism Class (adults & teens) or 101: Discovering Community.
How long does it last? – About an hour, but please plan for 2 hours of parking.
What about the weather? – Please come rain or shine. Obviously, we will wait until a storm passes in the unlikely event of a morning thunderstorm at the beach.
What do I wear? – Women/girls should wear a modest swimsuit underneath a dark-colored T-shirt and dark-colored shorts. Men/boys should wear a modest bathing suit and a dark-colored T-shirt. Participants will receive a special baptism T-shirt to wear and keep.
Where do I park? – El Prado parking lot. Parking station takes coins, bills, and credit/debit cards but does not give change. $1.75 per hour. Allow 2 hours for parking.
What should I bring? – Beach shoes, towel, T-shirt & shorts (dark-colored), parking money, bottled water.
May I bring a camera? – You may, but there will be church-provided video & still photography taken during the event.
May I bring family & friends? – Definitely! We encourage you to celebrate this event with those close to you.
What if I still have questions? – Contact Kent Mezger at 954.724.7400 ext. 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For GPS use this address:
4444 N. Ocean Dr.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308
If you get lost, call Delia at 754-307-7757.
- From Community Christian Church (10001 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351)
- Go East on Commercial Blvd
- Drive 12.0 Miles
- Turn left (North) on N. Ocean Drive (A1A)
- Drive North 0.2 miles to El Prado Ave.
- Park in El Prado Parking Lot ($1.75 per hour – cash, debit, or credit. Allow 2 hours for parking)
- Use beach access path to beach and look for the blue canopy
Note: For ease of parking meter payment, consider installing the PayByPhone app on your smart phone.