Baptism & communion are the two sacraments in the United Methodist Church.
Baptism is our initiation into God’s covenant with us through Christ and marks the beginning of a lifetime of growing as followers of Jesus. Baptism is one of two sacraments in the United Methodist Church.
United Methodists believe baptism is an act of God which initiates an individual into the universal church. Through baptism, we reject the power of sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in baptism for yourself or a member of your family, including infants, contact Rev. David Eardley who will work with you to make arrangements.
Holy Communion, which is also known as The Lord’s Supper and the Eucharist, is one of two sacraments in the United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Church believes the communal act occurs at the Lord’s table and therefore all are welcome to partake. That is a core concept of Methodism and one way in which Methodism differs from other Christian churches.
At Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, we typically take communion once a month as well as on World Communion Sunday in October and Maundy Thursday.
Typically, the minister invites attendees to come to the front of the church to receive communion. Ushers release one row of worshipers at a time to join the line to receive communion. A minister or church member offers the bread or wafer and we dip the bread or wafer into the cup individually. We do not use a communal cup in our services.
You can learn more about communion in the United Methodist Church here.