Newberg Youth Baptized
Jared Weakly, a 13-year-old, had a special baptism on Sept. 20, 2008. Tim Mayne, former Newberg (Ore.) Church pastor, came to Newberg for Weakly's baptism and bar mitzvah. Weakly also had a special part in the service. The young man participated in his bar mitzvah (the one to whom the commandments apply) by discussing and reading from the Torah. He wore a special yarmulke, showed Hebrew alphabetical characters and gave some information about the bar mitzvah. The bar mitzvah is when young men take responsibility for following God's commandments. Weakly's choosing baptism shows he is taking responsibility for following God and trusting in Jesus.