“For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
~ John 3:33-35
The Holy Communion is one of two Sacraments we practice in the United Methodist Church with the other being the Holy Baptism. We practice open Communion for all ages, including children. We believe Christ has opened his table for all and no one will be turned away from having a sit at the Christ’s table. You are welcome to join us in the breaking of bread and drinking the cup that Christ offers to us for our spiritual nourishment and becoming One with Christ.
Christians have long recognized the presence of Jesus Christ in the breaking of bread. When followers of Christ like us gather in Jesus’ name, the breaking of bread and sharing of the cup is a means remembering his life, death, and resurrection and encountering the living Christ. (For more information see www.umc.org or contact our pastor.)
The Holy Communion is a sacred ritual of our community and a central act of worship. Note that it is our practice to use grape juice, rather than wine. All may partake!
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.
~ Mark 14:22-25