In our church tradition we celebrate two sacraments — Baptism and Communion. We share these two occasions freely with all who gather and are delighted that you may be seeking to join us. Please read a bit more about each ritual below and contact us if you would like to discuss them further.
Due to COVID-19, we are not currently holding baptisms. We will resume baptisms in the fall of 2021.
We believe baptism is an outward sign of an inward reality — during baptism we affirm God’s love and embrace of an individual while publicly declaring our desire to live in relationship with God by becoming part of the church of Jesus Christ. We welcome members and non-members to the baptism font trusting that each family and individual will discern how best to live out their baptismal vows.
Prior to baptism the family meets with a minister to discuss the baptism vows and their faith journey. In the case of an infant or younger child, the minister meets with the parents — either one in a single-parent household or, otherwise, both. Similarly, in other circumstances, with grandparents or guardians. In the case of an older child or adult, the minister may meet more than once with the person and request that they engage in a period of discernment and study prior to baptism. Please contact us and make an appointment with Senior Minister, Nanette Pitt, to discuss baptism further.
Due to COVID-19, communion is currently offered by self-serve, disposeable cups that are picked up as you arrive for service.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month during both worship services. All persons gathered, including non-members and children, are invited to participate in the Eucharist. In both worship services Communion is comprised entirely of gluten free bread and grape juice.
In our 9am worship service, Communion is served by Intinction year-round – those gathered are invited to take bread and dip it into the cup. In our 11am worship service between September and May each year, pieces of bread and small cups of juice are distributed. The community then eats and drinks together once all are served. During the summer months, Communion is also served by Intinction at the 11am service.