We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of communion. In communion at Federated Church, we celebrate the love of God in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a love known as we join together in the sacrament (or sacred celebration). At the communion table, we give thanks for God’s grace, remember the blessings of Christ, confess our sin, and receive the assurance of God’s never-ending love. Both solemn and joyful, communion conveys the mysterious grace that we can never earn and nourishes us with the love of God.
Communion at Federated is open to all who seek to walk the way of our Savior, Jesus Christ. You need not be a member to share. You need not be successful or accomplished or happy or perfect. Simply know that you are welcome. It is a meal, a sacrament, of pure grace. Freely receive at the communion table a gift from God. And may that meal strengthen you for ministry in Christ’s name.
Children are welcome to share communion, and while we don’t require prior education about the sacrament, we do offer communion classes for fifth graders and older to enhance their experience of the meal.
In order to remove any obstacles to receiving communion, we use grape juice, and we have gluten-free bread available.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the sacrament, please contact a pastor.