God’s grace is celebrated in Baptism and Communion. We call these rituals “sacraments.”
Sacraments are the outward and visible sign of the invisble grace of God. Through the water of baptism, we share in God's promise to us that we are, and always will be, God's beloved child. Baptism is the sign and seal of our identity as Christians, a symbol of our commitment to love and serve one another as Jesus taught us. At FCC baptisms are always perfomed within worship, for they speak to both a "vertical" and "horizontal" spiritual reality. "Vertical", between us and God, and "horizontal" as it is lived out in community. Baptisms can be held at any time during the year and we baptize people of all ages. If you are interested in the sacrament of Baptism, please contact Rev. Ann to begin the conversation.
In the Sacrament of Communion we experience Christ’s extraordinary presence in the ordinary elements of bread and juice. Together, around God’s welcome table, we recall God’s loving acts in Jesus, experience oneness in God, hope for a time when all will be fed, and anticipate the fullness of God’s love and justice throughout creation. Our table is an Open Table -- everyone present is welcome to share in the sacrament, that includes people of all ages, status and faith -- no doubt is too strong, no faith to weak. It is Christ who invites us to God's feast of love. As ours is a table where all are welcome, we also have a gluten free variety of the bread for those who require that.
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of every month, as well as Christmas Eve, Easter, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.