World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations,
 
 
taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), led by Jesse Moren Bader, endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.
 
This Sunday, October 1, is World Communion Sunday. At the beginning of communion, we will welcome our second graders who have just completed the Communion preparation class and their families to the table. Children of any age are always welcome at the table. This class helps them understand the meal in the Christian tradition. This Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for us to show the children of our congregation how important this meal is to us, and how important it is to think about the many people around the world who will be celebrating communion with us. 
Also, as a part of our day to celebrate ecumenism, we invite you to take a prayer card from one of the bowls in the sanctuary. We ask that you pray for the individual or group on the prayer card for the week. This is a way we can be intentional about brothers and sisters within and beyond our congregation.
We also encourage you to attend SUKKOT: An Interfaith Experience & Potluck Picnic on October 9th to extend our ecumenism beyond our Christian traditions. Sharing a meal around a table with our own traditions, or learning new traditions is a great way to expand our knowledge base and community. See the article in the Tower for details.

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 11:05 am in Featured Content.

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