Baptism and communion are the two ordinances that Christ Himself commanded His church to carry out, and we do so in obedience to Him. We are saved by grace alone through faith, and not the observance of the ordinances; however, the fruit of the new birth is always a new life that is characterized by obedience.

We believe that baptism is a believer’s way of publicly declaring the belief that Christ died, was buried, and rose again in his or her place. It is an outward sign of identification with Christ.

We usually celebrate Communion together on the first Sunday of the month. This is a way of remembering Christ’s death in our place, and of proclaiming this death. We do so with both joy and careful reflection.