Special Services

Sacramental Services

In the New Church we celebrate only two sacraments, Baptism and the Holy Supper. These are often conducted during regular Sunday morning services and when they are, special provisions are made for them. They may also be conducted in private services arranged in a home or hospital setting, or at the church with one of the pastors.

Holy Supper: In this sacrament we eat unleavened bread and drink wine. Participants are called to the chancel rail in groups of 10 to 15, where they receive the elements from the pastor while kneeling in prayer or meditation. Communion is open to those who are not formal members of this congregation but who worship Jesus Christ as the One God in His Divine Humanity. Holy Supper is offered 4 times a year as a reminder of the Lord’s love and wisdom with us and a form of encouragement to receive these spiritual gifts as offered by Him.

Baptism: People may be baptized as children or adults as the ceremony represents an introduction into the truths of faith that will form the basis of the spiritual life and growth that follow. Baptism is a “gate of entrance” to full adult membership at all levels of the church.

Other Services

Arrangements for Communion, baptisms, confirmations, betrothals, weddings, home dedications and memorial services may be made with the pastors at any time

Marriage: The New Church teachings on marriage are unique and especially important to us. They reveal the fundamental spiritual differences between men and women, and show how a husband and wife can complement each other in an equal partnership that lasts to eternity. They list and explain the particular requirements of an ideal marriage, and they also show how a couple can work to restore peace and happiness in a struggling marriage.