Our Sacraments & Beliefs
Holy Communion is a means of God’s grace. We share in the fellowship of bread and juice in remembrance of Jesus Christ and share in the Sacrament, an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. In the Sacrament of Holy Communion, we encounter the Presence of Christ in the elements, the communing and in community.
You do not need to be a member of Cave Spring UMC or any church to share in Holy Communion with us. We believe that the grace of God in Christ is found as we share in both the act of communion as well as in communing together.
At Cave Spring UMC we traditionally celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month in each service and it is offered every Sunday during the 8:45 AM service.
CSUMC also has a team that is dedicated to sharing communion with those who cannot attend worship services. For more information please contact the church office.
The Sacrament of Baptism is a sign of God’s grace. It is an act of God that is witnessed in community, by which we are welcomed into the family of God. Baptism is administered to all ages including infants. The water may be sprinkled, poured, or immersed. As baptism calls us to nurture one another, it is celebrated with the whole congregation during worship. Baptism is of God and therefore if one has been baptized by another Christian denomination, the United Methodist Church recognizes and celebrates that one baptism. For more information, please call the church office and request a visit with a pastor.
Confirmation is open to young people who have completed the 6th grade, and is an opportunity to claim their faith and church family for themselves. During the Confirmation journey, the young people will have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and what being a follower of Christ can mean in their lives. They also will learn more about the United Methodist Church, its history and beliefs, along with opportunities to learn about other faith traditions. At the end of this journey, each person will have the opportunity to make their own decision to be confirmed. If they have been previously been baptized they will touch the water and remember their baptism. If they have not been baptized, they will be baptized as part of the Confirmation service. In either case, they will take the vows of the Baptismal Covenant for themselves, be confirmed and join both the United Methodist Church and Cave Spring UMC.
The United Methodist Church is part of the Church Universal. All are welcome to attend its service, receive Holy Communion, and after taking vows, be baptized and received into membership.
Denominational practices and standards are set by our General Conferences that convene every four years. Delegates to that conference are elected by clergy and lay representatives from local churches gathered in regional annual conferences.
Cave Spring UMC’s columbarium is a dignified place of peace, beauty, and a fitting memorial to departed loved ones.
The columbarium is located along Hazel Drive and is enclosed by a low brick wall for privacy. You can access the columbarium from the lower level of the church or from outside by an iron gate bearing the motif of a cross.
Each internment niche is covered by a granite face plate upon which the names and dates of birth and death of the deceased are engraved.