In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and Communion as the signs and seals of God’s grace for us in Jesus Christ.

In Baptism, we celebrate that we have been cleansed and claimed as a child of God.  It is one’s official welcome into the church and the beginning of one’s Christian journey–as such, we Baptize both infants and adults.  Our denomination’s constitution says:

Both believers and their children are included in God’s covenant love.  The baptism of believers (adults) witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for our grateful response.  The baptism of young children witnesses to the truth that God claims people in love before they are able to respond in faith. (W-3.0402)

In Communion, we remember and celebrate that God continually feeds us throughout our journey of faith through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.  As we are nourished by Christ at His Table, we are called to go out and feed others in His name.  In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), all who trust in Christ and seek to be fed by Him are welcome to share in the sacrament.  

At WPC, we celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month in worship and we always have a gluten-free option available so all are able to join in the sacrament.

If you have more questions about Baptism or Communion, please contact Pastor Jim.


Pastor, Warrenton Presbyterian Church