For those raised in non-Christian faiths or in no particular faith, it is an opportunity to claim your dedication to Christ. Once a person has been baptized in any Christian tradition, it is accepted and valid in other traditions. For example, if you were baptized as a Catholic or Baptist, and want to be a part of our congregation, you do not need to be baptized a second time. If, however, you would like to affirm your baptismal vows as an adult, arrangements can be made.
Baptisms are performed during our Sunday morning worship, as part of our worship time together. Only in special circumstances, such as mobility restrictions or medical necessity, will baptisms be performed privately. We baptize with a sprinkling of water on the forehead.
There is no fee or requested donation to the pastor for a baptism. It is our honor to preside over this sacrament. If you do feel so moved to make a donation to the congregation in honor of the baptism, we would certainly welcome your gift.
Communion is served on the first and third Sunday of the month. On the first Sunday, deacons serve the elements (bread and juice) to the congregation sitting in the pews (seats.) This is accompanied by a more traditional, or “high” liturgy. On the third Sunday, communion is served at the altar by intinction, where you come forward an take a piece of bread and dip it into the cup.
Anyone who seeks to know Christ is welcome at our communion table. Children are invited to take communion at the family’s discretion. Nothing and no one should keep you from sharing in the blessing of this sacrament.