Sacraments and Pastoral Care 

Communion

We host Communion the first Sunday of every month. We serve homemade bread, wafers (gluten-free), grape juice, and wine.  We believe the sacraments represent the blood & body of Jesus Christ. Communion is also served on other holy days.  If you would like home communion, please call the pastors and they will come to your home to serve you.  



Confirmation
Confirmation class starts when school begins in September. It is a 7 month class for 7th grade and up.  Even adults can participate.  Students will explore their Christian faith and life. St. Paul UCC’s confirmation program involves a mentoring model, where confirmands and the mentor learn together.  During the class the individuals involved will learn about the Bible, church history, sacraments, worship, mission and outreach, world religion, God, Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit, hymnology, the UCC and other denominations, prayer, dance and drama, death and dying, sexuality, etc. We will visit other churches and religious groups, have craft opportunities and design a worship service and carry it out. There will be time at the very end of our time together to write individual statements of faith.  


Baptisms 

Baptisms are usually performed during worship time. They are provided for infants, young children, youth, and adults of all ages. The method can be done by sprinkling, pouring water over one’s head/body, or immersion of the entire body.

It can be done in the sanctuary or elsewhere. We will also baptize ill infants, if desired. The family will be given the opportunity to chose what liturgy they would like to use and what method. A gift is given to the individual who is baptized. 


Weddings

We perform weddings for same sex partners, as well as opposite sex. Services can be held in the sanctuary or elsewhere. 

Couples will need to contact Reverends Pam and Keith and set a date. Please pick-up a pamplet with information. 


Funerals & Memorial Services

Memorial Services or Funerals will be held for any person requesting one. Please contact the ministers to set a date and time. The family will be asked to help plan the service (such as music and scripture selections, a PowerPoint with pictures, open sharing, who will be involved, etc).  During the first visit with the family, we will talk with you and help guide you through the grieving process.  There is a cost for non-members to use the church. Other expenses involve the organist, tech person, ministers and custodian. A luncheon can be provided, if requested, at a cost of $3 per person.