Baptism and Communion

fount“Therefore we have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” -Rom. 6:4

Baptism is a joyful rite of incorporation into the church, the body of Christ! Baptism is a sign of: Initiation and welcome into the family of God; God’s prevenient grace which always goes before us; Cleansing from sin; Sharing in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection; New life in Christ!

At Wesley Freedom, we celebrate baptisms on the third Sunday of the month. We baptize by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion (off-site, if requested).  We baptize infants and adults, expecting that they will be nurtured and active in the life of the church. If you are seeking baptism, please contact the church and speak with a pastor.

Holy Communion (or the Lord’s Supper, or Eucharist) is a mystery too deep for words. Its meaning will vary for each of us and from one time to another. We gather together to share the sacred meal—bread and wine—food for our souls. We proclaim three central things in our celebration of communion: “Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again”

At Wesley Freedom, we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month and on special occasions. The elements are bread and unfermented grape juice, and we have gluten-free elements available. We practice an open table, meaning all Christians are welcome at our table, whatever their denomination. Holy Communion is a family meal and we join with millions of brothers and sisters across the ages and around the world.