On the first Sunday in October, United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches across the globe in celebrating World Communion Sunday. Followers of Jesus Christ in large churches and small, on farms and in cities, in ornate buildings and under tents, gather to receive the bread and cup of Holy Communion.
Some will receive cubes of bread. Some will tear from a common loaf. Some will receive a wafer. Some will drink from a common chalice. Some will dip a piece of bread into the cup. Some will have individual glasses. Some will use wine; some juice. Some will offer both. Pastors will lead a variety of liturgies, in many languages. Clergy will dress traditionally, formally, and casually.
Despite the differences in our denominations and traditions, we celebrate our unity in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
In The United Methodist Church, World Communion Sunday continues to be a special giving Sunday. The monies raised provide scholarships for racial and ethnic minority students in the US, and students worldwide.
We invite all believers to Trinity on World Communion Sunday prepared to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion. As you receive the bread and cup, remember that you are part of the Church Universal, united in Christ across time and space.
Come also prepared to give generously to The United Methodist Church’s World Communion offering. Your gifts will assist those whom God has gifted to learn and to serve in the name of Jesus Christ.
For more information, call the Church Office or email Pastor Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.