"Holy Communion is a sacred meal in which the community of faith, in the simple act of eating bread and drinking juice, proclaims and participates in all that God has done, is doing, and will continue to do for us in Christ." *
In Holy Communion, one of two sacraments of the United Methodist Church, we remember God's gift of Jesus Christ and Christ's sacrifice on our behalf. We also remember God's grace given to us in our baptism and partake of the spiritual food necessary for sustaining us in the journey of faith. As a sacrament, we believe Holy Communion is a means of God's grace. It is not solely a memorial meal, but is also a time we encounter the Risen Lord through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
"Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it should be open to all who respond to Christ's love, regardless of age or church membership."*
* By Water and the Spirit, Book of Resolutions, p. 875
We receive Holy Communion by "intinction." Bread or wafer is given and then the cup is offered. The bread is then dipped in the juice and both elements are received at the same time. Gluten free communion wafers are available every time communion is offered from any of the servers.
Services of Communion
1st Sundays: During traditional worship services, except for December when it is offered at select Christmas Eve services
2nd-5th Sundays and December's 1st Sunday: 12 noon in Ogden Fellowship Hall East
The Communion Table is open to all who seek a relationship with Jesus Christ regardless of age or church membership.
Children of any age are welcome to take part in Communion. See Children and Communion for more information.