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Violet Gets Baptized

Old adorable pictures but new news. Ben and Jen had much to celebrate this Christmas with little Violet, especially after she was baptized at a church in Charleston, West Virginia. Marriage and parenthood really has done wonders for Ben, who used to be a bit of a party boy. Now he's going to church and getting his daughter baptized! Here's more:

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's 1-year-old daughter, Violet, has been baptized at Christ Church United Methodist, where the actress' parents are members. Pastor Randy Flanagan said members of the congregation weren't star-struck — or didn't show it too much — when the Hollywood couple showed up on Christmas Eve with their daughter.

Violet's cousin Alex was also baptized.

Looks like the Affleck and Garner family have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

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woodycakes woodycakes 9 years
how cute can this girl get?
Casablanca_ Casablanca_ 9 years
I don't think it's chosing a religion. it's a practice, and when older the person decides what way to go. I had my baptism when I was 1 year old and I'm everything but a religious person. it was my decision. but at the time my parents were happy to make it. on Jen and Ben It's good to see that they don't promote their private life and child. they could use for good advertising, but they don't go that way. I wish all hollywood couples were like that.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
teddy ~ I feel your sentiments. My husband and I believe that people should choose for themselves if they want to be baptized into a particular faith. We feel that there is a minimum age when children may be mentally capable to make that decision (some may not). I would never want one of my sons to be baptized unless he felt ready to do so, understood the spiritual covenants that he would be making, and truly wanted to take that upon himself. My eldest turned eight in July, and has been preparing since his birthday to be baptized. He has chosen this for himself, but we are very excited for him. He will be baptized this Sunday. But different people do things differently. I could never reconcile the thought of baptizing babies (it doesn't make sense to me; in my opinion, babies have no need of baptism, as they are incapable of sin and lack the ability to comprehend the purpose of baptism, and the capacity to make a personal choice of such great importance), but it is a popular religious, spiritual practice. To each his own, I say. They are obviously doing what they feel is best, and I am no one to begrudge them that. Jen and Ben appear to be very loving, committed parents.
Aggie Aggie 9 years
This is just great! :D ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
teddybear teddybear 9 years
Love this couple. Violet looks just like Ben! Don't like the way people choose a religion for them before they are old enough to walk let alone research them and choose their own beliefs.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
How adorable! Baptisms are such awesome events. I think people can change. Ben was a party boy in his twenties, but he's older now and probably got it all out of his system. I believe that men shouldn't marry until they are in their early to late thirties...that's when they seem to calm down and mature! LOL
sashak sashak 9 years
so cute! & vey awesome of them not to cordon off the church & be all "we are famous" about it
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
what a sweet story! Good for the Afflecks.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
Leopards can change their stripes, but it's been undocumented by science. This is because (post-transformation) they so closely resemble a new and different species, only the most astute eye may observe that they were once actually leopards. ;)
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
I always get confused how someone goes from being a "party" person to a quite homebody... I thought a leopard never changes it stripes?? Just wondering?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Ben, please shave.
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
Love them. How sweet that she was baptized on Christmas Eve.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I LOVE her little dimple that you can see in the first picture! So cute! I am happy for them that they have managed to find privacy. I don't mind old pictures, if that means they don't get hounded as much!
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
It's nice to see such a (seemingly) normal, well-adjusted Hollywood couple. Baptisms are such a special event. (I'm a little misty-eyed about the subject, as my eldest son will be baptized after church on New Year's Eve. I can only hope that it was as sweet and lovely for Ben, Jen, & Violet as it will be for our family.)
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