Communion

The United Church practices two sacraments: baptisms and communion.  As our Statement of Faith explains, "we believe that the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are effectual means through which, by common things and simple acts, the saving love of God is exhibited and communicated to His people, who receive them in faith."
The Holy Eucharist or the Thanksgiving meal - more commonly referred to as Holy Communion, is our reclaiming and naming of God's eternal promise. Through Christ's death and his faith - trusting God would always be with him no matter what - we are provided a window through which God's constant and abiding love is laid open for all to see and to receive. The elements of bread and wine represent Christ's body and blood. The words recited tell the story of God never having to let go. We as people of God and followers of Jesus, are reminded of God's steadfastness and of whose we are; the Creator's compassion and willingness to reconcile an angry world to the Holy values of hope, liberty and spiritual renewal. For God so loved the world that he gave faith of Jesus as a living testimony for our redemption.  
The United Church practices an open table, inviting all who seek to love Jesus to share in this family meal.