BAPTISM AND FIRST COMMUNION
Through the sacrament of Baptism, we are called and transformed by God’s unconditional and universal grace. With water and the name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we are joined to the Body of Christ. Baptism joins us to the Church universal (across geography and time) within the local community of faith. Please contact the pastors and church staff if you have any questions or would like more information.
All baptized Christians (of any age) are invited to receive Holy Communion. As baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ, the Lord’s Supper is Christ’s own gift to the members of his body. We encourage children and youth to attend a First Communion Class prior to receiving the sacrament. The classes are held twice a year, one during lent and one just prior to Reformation Sunday at the end of October. Often children in second grade participate in these classes, but a good rule of thumb to determine if the “time is right” is to consider whether your child is curious about participating in the Sacrament. In either case, please contact the pastors and church staff if you have any questions or would like more information.