Baptism is the second of the two sacraments in the United Church of Canada (the sacrament of communion being the first). It is an initiation into Christianity and into our own church family and is held as part of a regular Sunday service. As such, it requires a commitment from the individual or in the [...]
At the Last Supper, Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples and invited them to break bread and drink wine together in remembrance of Him. We observe this sacrament in the United Church. At First†Metropolitan United Church, we practice an “open table,” that is, we invite all those who seek to follow in Christ’s way to [...]
We celebrate weddings for couples of all orientations who are in committed relationships. Couples need not be members of First†Metropolitan United Church, but should desire a spiritual marriage ceremony in which God’s blessing upon the commitment of the partners is sought. If you do not regularly attend worship, we suggest that you attend a Sunday [...]
Funeral and Memorial Services generally cannot be scheduled well in advance. The Ministers are usually available on short notice when needed. While funeral services generally are held shortly after a person’s death, memorial services may be held at the convenience of the family. It is critical, however, for the family to discuss the details with [...]
Confirmation is conducted annually as needed. In the presence of the congregation, young and older adults affirm their Baptismal vows, stating those vows for themselves, and become adults of the faith. Confirmation may be chosen by an individual who returns to the church after a period of absence and wishes to re-dedicate him/herself.