Baptism in water is a fundamental requirement for anyone to participate in UAAC‘s activities. It is deemed that anyone who believes in Jesus should be baptized and that symbolizes that we died and resurrected with him. Pastors perform the baptism rites and are also responsible for procuring membership certificate immediately after baptism.
Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ. ~Michael Horton
Welcoming and blessing of new children
Blessing of new children is the responsibility of Pastors. This involves praying and blessing of the children during a special church service.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6
District Councillors are responsible for conducting the Holy Communion at district. The purpose thereof is to keep reminding people of the blood and body of Christ which was sacrificed for all Christians.
A special Holy Communion is also conducted by the Arch-Bishop at the Church Head Quarters during the Easter weekend. This is symbolic of Jesus’ last supper.
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. ~Luke 22:19-20
A healthy church stems from healthy families. The UAAC firmly believes that marriage is a gift from God and teaches that getting married in a church, in front of God, is very important as it illustrates church members’ deep commitment to their partners, for life. Therefore, the church Pastors or elders preside over matrimonial services of all church members. The function is not centralized to national office, but district councilors and branch elders plan and conduct wedding ceremonies for members at their respective areas.
As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two. ~ Thomas Adam