How We Practice Communion
At Community United Church of Christ we practice an “open table,” meaning that you do not have to be a member of our church to participate. You don’t have to be baptized or have gone through a confirmation process. People of all ages are welcome, even our young children! The only prerequisite is an open heart.
We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ’s table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church.
Communion connects us in Christ whether we are online or on campus. If you are worshiping virtually, we invite you to bring bread and wine – whether orange juice or Merlot, a slice of whole-grain bread or a gluten-free cracker – to worship. For those on campus, we serve grape juice and a choice of gluten or gluten-free bread.
How We Practice Baptism
Our members have been baptised by immersion in a local pond and by a handful of water from our baptismal font. Some are baptised as infants, their spiritual development entrusted for the time being to their parents and the congregation. Others are baptised when they confirm their faith as teens or as adults. If you would like to be baptised, your first step is to talk with the pastor so that together you can prepare the ritual which makes sense in your faith journey.