The term sacrament is defined as a sign or symbol of God’s action and self-revealing, and our human response. Sacraments are practices authoritatively based in scripture; they are a gift from God. Every celebration of a sacrament is a reminder of the mystery of the blessing of grace we receive as the family of God. First Community Church celebrates two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.
Baptism is the formal initiation into the Christian family of faith. Infant baptism by the sprinkling of water is our practice, though baptism is not limited to any particular age and may include immersion. See additional information and baptism dates or contact Paula Russell, Director of Congregational Care.
Holy Communion is also know as the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist. Communion is offered at one service weekly. It is offered at all services at the change of liturgical seasons (Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Pentecost) and on other liturgical days including World Communion Sunday, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday. Upon request, the Clergy and the Deacons take communion to those unable to attend a service of worship.