World Communion Sunday

world communion sunday454x348Sunday, October 4, is WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, a celebration observed by many Christian denominations on the first Sunday of every October. The day, designed to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation, has been around since 1933. In 1940, the National Council of Churches endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.

At FUMC Allen, we are pleased to welcome to our Communion table, Rev. Dr. Hugo Magallanes and Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie who will help us honor this special observation of this holy sacrament shared by Christians around the world. Dr. Magallanes and Dr. McKenzie are both professors at Perkins School of Theology and active in the life of our congregation.

According to the umc.org website, World Communion Sunday is “one of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference to be observed with the taking of an offering throughout the denomination.” Our World Communion Offering will support the mission and ministry of United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Learn more about UMCOR at umcor.org.

Communion at FUMC Allen

The tradition of the United Methodist Church is to celebrate communion at an open table. By that, we mean all of God’s children, regardless of their age and church affiliation, are invited to share at the Lord’s table.

Communion stewards prepare the elements for the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

  • Holy Communion is served at all three worship services on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Communion is also served every Wednesday night in the Upper Room Chapel at 6:30pm.
  • Blessed communion elements are delivered and served each month to residents of The Belmont at Twin Creeks and Victoria Gardens .