The church considers the rites and ceremonies that Jesus performed as ordinances. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the ordinances recognized by Protestant churches. Our church observes these ordinances on the first Sunday of each month.
Baptism is an act of loving obedience to Christ and the means by which we enter the church.
It represents the beginning of life, and our resurrection in Christ.
Whenever the church observes this sacred ordinance, whether once a week, or once a month, or less frequently, it is to be in remembrance of Christ. The Lord's Supper centers in the greatest fact of all namely, "the Lord's death." The cup, the fruit of the vine, reminds of the blood Jesus shed for the remission of sin. While the bread is the symbol of Christ's suffering.
To partake of it without spiritual discernment (insight) is a sin. Self-examination allows us to participate in the Lord's Support in the spirit of loving appreciation each time we eat the bread and drink of the cup.
We engage to prepare our members to fulfill this commission, given to us by Jesus Christ, through life
example and service.