Encounters with God

photo of communion serversPart of one’s involvement in our faith community includes what we might call “encounters with God.” These are times when we feel God’s touch on our lives in very real ways. Sometimes this happens through participating in worship, church rites, or the means of grace, including the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

Very often one encounters God through the more common, everyday encounters we have with one another and with God’s creation. Among these are learningfellowship within the faith community, prayer or contemplation, transformative experiences, and loving service to others.

There are two recognized sacraments in the United Methodist church—the first is Baptism, and the second is Holy Communion (also referred to as “the Lord’s Supper” or “the Eucharist”). Other encounters with God often take place during specific rites and rituals of the church that other denominations view as sacraments.

Come and experience all these within our church.