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Story Of The Week

A D.I.Y. Portable Baptistry



Wissahickon Creek at Fort Washington State Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


Did you know the first Brethren baptism (of six in the United States took place in 1723? It occurred in the Wissahickon Creek (near Germantown, Pennsylvania) on Christmas Day. Yes, this meant it was cold. So cold in fact that they had to chop a hole in the ice! 

Baptism has always been an important event for the Brethren. Historically we have been known as the “Dunkers” because of our emphasis on baptism. However, it’s difficult to dunk anyone if you don’t have a baptistry . . .




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