Baptism and Communion

Baptism and Communion are the two sacraments observed in the United Church of Christ and practiced here at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville. Sacraments are ritual actions in worship which, according to scriptures, were instituted by Jesus.


The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Through baptism a person is joined not only with this local church and denomination but also with the universal church. It is during this sacrament  that a child is affirmed as being a loved one of God before the gathered community that parents hold dear. An invitation is given to commit to the care of the child growing in faith, in hope, in love. All gathered are also called to commit to the care of children.While baptism is often observed here when an infant or young child is brought forward by their parents, we also offer adult baptism for anyone who wishes to be baptized and wasn’t as a child. In 2022, a baptismal font was dedicated for usage in the Meeting House. The stand was designed by Jack Silverio and made by Ross Faneuf. The recycled glass basin was gifted by Pastor Elizabeth. 


About Baptism in the UCC


We offer communion the first Sunday of most months toward the conclusion of the worship service. We practice an open table of love, which means anyone who wishes to partake of the bread and cup are welcome to do so without obstacles, including children of any age. The bread is gluten-free and the drink is non-alcoholic grape juice. Communion is typically served from the altar table to the pews. 


About Communion in the UCC

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