Sunday, October 7th
10:45 service and after
World Communion Sunday is the first Sunday in October. It is celebrated in tandem with churches all over the world. Together, in communion and offering, through different traditions and customs, we remember the Lord’s Supper to open our eyes and hearts to the breadth and depth of the Christian family and tradition.
World Communion Sunday was celebrated in the United States and overseas for the first time on Nov. 1, 1936. At least 50% of the offering collected on World Communion Sunday in the United Methodist Church is earmarked for ministries outside the United States, disbursed to World Communion Scholars and Ethnic Scholarships and In-service Training programs.
Over the past 5 years, UMC churches and individuals have given $4,133,612.
We are looking for people to bring a loaf of bread on that day, to share in communion and then as part of a communal bread and soup lunch after the service on the patio. Bring a bread that represents your family’s country of origin. See the A-Z of breads from around the world at1 . Or just bring your favorite bread from the supermarket. We will also need a few people to make up a pot of their favorite soup. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate bread and/or soup.
As world conflicts arise and divisions appear between people and nations, our World Communion celebration takes on a greater meaning as a unifying force. Join us on World Communion Sunday!