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Baptism & Communion

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments, baptism and communion. These two acts have a special place in the church because Jesus commanded them and participated in them.

Through the years, Christians have used other sacramental acts to draw closer to God. We participate in many of them in some way.

To learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please see below: 


The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is a meaningful and memorable occasion, a sacrament of our faith. People of all ages can be baptized at Manchester UMC.

  • Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere.
  • Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins.
  • Persons of any age can be baptized.
  • We baptize by sprinkling water on the head of the person being baptized (although we may also pour, or submerge)
  • A person receives the Sacrament of Baptism only once in his or her life.

Scheduling a Baptism

At Manchester United Methodist Church, we welcome your questions about the Sacrament of Baptism. Persons of all ages may be baptized at Manchester UMC at any one of our worship services. In addition, we recognize baptisms from other faiths and churches.

To schedule a baptism for yourself or your child, please call the church office at 636-394-7506.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion and the Eucharist are all names for this sacrament celebrated by United Methodists.

  • Holy Communion is a holy meal of bread and grape juice that symbolizes the body and blood of Christ.
  • Holy Communion recalls the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and celebrates the unity of all the members of God’s family.
  • By sharing this meal, we give thanks for the sacrifice of Christ, as we are fed and empowered to go into the world in mission and ministry.
  • The United Methodist Church practices “open Communion.” The Lord’s Table is truly The Lord’s Table and anyone who wishes to receive is welcome.

Holy Communion Schedule

  • Saturday Worship at 4 pm – Communion served every service/every week
  • Sunday Worship at  9 & 11 am – Communion served first Sunday of the month

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