I am preparing to start marriage preparation at the church that my boyfriend and I attend. He is a catholic and I am not. I just found out that the Methodist church I grew up in has no record of my baptism. Since I was baptized in middle school, I know that it happened and vaguely remember the time span, but there has been several total staffing changes in the church since then and they, apparently, don’t keep files that old. I’ve asked my parents, but they don’t have any kind of paperwork and since it was a going down to the river type thing, there are no photos or video.
My boyfriend and I are set to start marriage prep in two weeks and I was wondering how big a deal it is that I don’t have a certificate of baptism or the like. Should I try to find a revival or some such and renew my baptism, or would that be out of line?