Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is the sign and seal of God's grace and covenant in Christ. As The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) explains, baptism signifies the faithfulness of God, the washing away of sin, rebirth, putting on the fresh garment of Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the church.

The norm in baptism is the baptism of those who are able to make a commitment of faith in Jesus Christ. However, we do baptize babies and children in the Presbyterian Church. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God's love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The congregation, on behalf of the whole church, assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized children in the Christian life, and it is for this reason that the congregation makes such a promise during the service. If you are seeking to be baptized or would like to have your children baptized, please contact Pastor Krista.

Communion

Communion is celebrated once a month at First Presbyterian Church, generally the first Sunday of the month. This tradition is a celebration and remembrance that challenges us to do two things: one, remember that hope has been given to humanity in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; and two, to remember that the body of Christ is larger than our own personal relationships but joins all of God's children together. Everyone-children and adults-is welcome to the table, through the waters of baptism, no matter where one is on the walk and search for God.