Communion/Confirmation

Communion
In I Corinthians 11, the apostle Paul left us with these instructions.

“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”

Communion is all about our relationships; with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with our brother and sisters in Christ, and with our spouses and families. We are called to remember what Jesus did for us while we were yet sinners, giving His life in order for us to have life. We are also reminded that Jesus died for all mankind and that we are to take to heart the Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, making disciples and baptizing them. So, communion is not just about us, but about all mankind.

As a church we celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and the 11:00 Christmas Eve service.

As Congregationalist, we invite all people who have a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ to join with us. Children who are either confirmed or who are 10 years old and have attended a class on “Communion” are welcome to the communion table.

Confirmation is held for young people entering 9th grade and runs from the second Sunday of September until Confirmation Sunday which is the first Sunday of June.

The purpose of Confirmation is to provide the opportunity for the young person to affirm their Christian faith for themselves that their parents began at their baptism.
The Confirmation class involves is a year-long commitment of the young person to attend a weekly class that address the following :

1. Studying the Bible and understanding how it applies to their lives today.
2. An in-depth look at what it means to have a Biblical World View and living it out in today’s culture.
3. A study of other world religions and how they differ from the Christian belief.
4. Learning about First Congregational Church, it’s history, it’s belief, it’s polity, and how it lives out the Christian faith in today’s world.
5. A basic understanding of church history and how it is that we have so many different denominations.

This is done through reading the Bible, guest speakers, special projects, visiting other churches, and open dialogue with each other.