Communion is celebrated every Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Communion is open to everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ. Because this is Christ’s table, not ours, you do not have to be a member of our congregation or denomination to join at the table.
During times outside the holy seasons, communion is done by intinction at both services. Any who would like to are invited to come forward, break off a piece of bread, and dip it in the cup. During the holy seasons of Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter, while intinction continues at the 8:15 service, during the 10:30 service trays are passed for communion.
What is Communion?
Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper or Holy Eucharist, is a weekly occurrence among the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), based on Acts 20:7 and the earliest traditions of the Church. While baptism is the foundational act upon which a life of discipleship is built, communion provides an ongoing means of grace so that we may continue growing and developing in our discipleship.
It, too, is an act that is Scriptural and Symbolic, Personal and Corporate.
It is Scriptural because Jesus himself instituted it and calls his disciples to do so in remembrance of him (Luke 22:19). It was the practice of the earliest Church (Luke 2:42) and continues to this day.
It is Symbolic because it reenacts the last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples and looks forward to the feast we’ll share in heaven (Revelation 19:9).
It is Personal because Jesus extends to each an invitation. Because of that invitation Disciples practice an “open Table” where all who believe in Jesus Christ are welcome (Luke 14:23).
It is Corporate because we commune with the larger Body of Christ, and participate in a singular meal that spans heaven and earth, and includes believers past, present, and future (1 Corinthians 10:17).