Communion

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The sacrament of Holy Communion recalls the meals Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death. Throughout history these Biblical events have been central to the Church’s worship life.

As Christians, we share this meal several times throughout the year, where the broken bread and poured wine have become symbols to remind us of the crucified and risen Christ. When we receive the bread and cup we share in community with God’s people throughout the ages and around the world.

All are Invited to the Table

In the United Church all people are welcome to celebrate this Sacrament. We practice open communion where everyone is invited to receive a piece of bread and a small cup of unfermented grape juice, including the smallest children. Communion is either served in the pew or at stations at the front of the church (usually by intinction, dipping the bread into the cup). A gluten-free option is also available for those who have a wheat allergy.

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