Sacraments of the Church
Baptism is a covenant between an individual and God. It is God’s word to us, proclaiming our adoption by grace, and our word to God, promising our response of faith and love. The Sacrament of Baptism also includes promises for the church and individual or family to be bonded together.
Persons of all ages can be baptized – infants, children, youth, and adults.
God’s grace is available to all and at work in all.
The United Methodist Church recognizes baptisms from other faith traditions and churches, and therefore does not “re-baptize.” We do, however, offer an opportunity for you to remember your baptism at a special baptism worship service.
Please contact our pastor to discuss baptism.
Holy Communion is a sacrament in the United Methodist Church. This sacrament is often called by other names, including the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper, and Eucharist. In Holy Communion, we remember and proclaim God’s saving work through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are reminded again of the gifts of God’s grace and the forgiveness given to each of us. In Communion, we celebrate what God is doing among us and in us.
In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member to participate. At DPUMC, Holy Communion is offered during worship once a month, typically on the first Sunday of the month. Our pastor is willing to serve Holy Communion at other times and place in the life of the community. Please call on us to serve Holy Communion to anyone who is unable to travel to church.