Sunday Worship: 9am Traditional, 11:11am Casual

The Sacraments

The United Methodist Church recognizes two Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.  While there are many sacred moments within the church such as marriage, confession, and confirmation, we only consider these two to be Sacraments ordained by God.  We believe that God is present in the midst of all life through the power of the Holy Spirit, but especially close during Baptism and Holy Communion. 

We recognize and accept all forms of Christian Baptism performed at any age.  So, whether you were immersed, sprinkled, or water was poured over your head by a pastor, deacon, priest, or another person you believed had the authority to baptize you and they did so in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we acknowledge, affirm and accept your baptism.  In our faith tradition, we baptize persons of any age through all modes and the pastor has the authority to determine who is eligible for baptism.  We believe that God, as the initiator of our faith, is the One who does the baptizing.  Baptism is not salvation but is rather an outward sign of an inward grace received freely from God and is the initiation into God’s church. 

Holy Communion is a multifaceted meal instituted by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.  The tangible elements of bread and juice (or wine) are physical reminders of the body and blood of Christ.  Christ’s body was broken for us as a willing sacrifice and Christ’s blood was shed for us to atone for our sins.  We do not believe in transubstantiation, which means that the elements are physically transformed into the body and blood of Christ, but rather are physical reminders that we can see, touch, and taste to remember and give thanks.  As part of the United Methodist Church, we practice open Communion.  This means that the Sacrament of Holy Communion is served to everyone regardless of church membership or profession of faith.  Scripture says that you are welcome at the table of the Lord when you earnestly repent of your sins, seek to live in harmony with others, and desire to begin a life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

We encourage you to visit, share in Holy Communion, and speak to one of our pastors about becoming a part of the family of God through Holy Baptism.  Membership is not a requirement for baptism, but we would love for you to choose to become of member of Trinity Church because we believe that you belong here!


Holy Communion