The Lord's Supper or "Communion" is celebrated each week in our worship service and is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion has become the central element of worship within the Disciples tradition and is considered not to be an obligation but a celebration.
Celebrating communion marks the story of Jesus, how he gave Himself completely to pay for our sins, to give us a better life, a new start, and a fresh relationship with God ( 1 Peter 3:18 ). It's really not about a ritual to revere, but a person to worship. Jesus is less concerned about the method of celebrating communion and more concerned that we celebrate it.
During the latter part of the service, one of our Deacons will serve you Communion, first the Bread and then the Cup. Please hold the sacrament until we all partake together.
Baptism is a public act by which the Church proclaims God's grace, as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, using a visible sign of God's gracious initiative (the Disciples practice Baptism by immersion) and the human individual's response in faith. With other Christians, we affirm that baptism is at once a divine gift and a human response.
Just as the baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it symbolizes the death and burial of the old self of the repentant believer, and the joyous birth of a brand new being in Christ.
The meaning of baptism is grounded in God's redemptive action in Christ, it incorporates the believer in the community in the body of Christ, and it anticipates life in the coming age when the powers of the old world will be overcome, and the purposes of God will triumph.