Holy Communion is one of two sacraments recognized and practiced in the United Methodist Church. “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, 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
The sacrament of Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month (except for December when it is offered on Christmas Eve) at all morning worship services and is open to all who seek a relationship with Jesus Christ.