The Confession of Faith of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church states: “Sacraments are signs and testimonies of God’s covenant of grace.” As a church in the reformed tradition, we celebrate two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Baptism symbolizes “the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is the external sign of the covenant which marks membership in the community of faith. Baptism is administered to infants and to all persons who affirm personal faith in Jesus Christ and have not received the sacrament.”

The Lord’s Supper, or Eucharist, “is a perpetual means given to the church to celebrate and experience the continuing presence of the risen Lord and her expectation of the Lord’s return. The elements used in this sacrament are bread and fruit of the vine, which represent the body and blood of Christ.” Although the elements themselves are symbols, we believe that Christ is a present reality in the Eucharist in a way that transcends the physical and transforms us as persons.

The Eucharist is celebrated the first Sunday of every month, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, Christmas Eve, whenever baptism is celebrated, during marriage rites, and at other appropriate times in the life of the worshipping community.