Communion

Theology and Education
Before receiving communion, we are invited to confess and turn from a state of sin as part of the liturgy. It is only through acknowledging our sin that a process of restoration can begin. Communion elements photo by hudsoncrafted, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Why do we confess our SIN, not SINS, in communion?

What is the difference between sin and sins? United Methodists confess both before celebrating Holy Communion.
Worship
Chase Crickenberger. Photo courtesy of the author. Mr. Crickenberger's commentary appears in the Blogs and Commentaries section of Untied Methodist News.

Online communion should not be here to stay

The church would risk further marginalizing shut-ins and others by denying them a physical experience of the Body of Christ.
Mission and Ministry
With church buildings closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, pastors and congregations are getting creative with online worship and even Holy Communion. Computer image by Pexels, courtesy of Pixabay; communion elements photo by Mike DuBose, UM News; illustration by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Both green light, red light for online communion

COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.
Mission and Ministry
The congregation of Finnsnes United Methodist Church in Finnsnes, Norway, joins passengers from the Hurtigruten commercial ferry in lighting candles in memory of loved ones to celebrate All Saints’ Day. Photo by Lise Løvland.

Norwegian church provides communion at the harbor

All Saints’ Day tradition connects congregation and community, offering people ‘a chance to see holiness in their own everyday lives.’

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