Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist) is a meal of bread and cup Christians share, a reminder that Christ gave up his body and shed his blood to show us the way to freedom and eternal life. The meal sustains us as we try to live as faithful followers of Jesus Christ and celebrates our life together as the living body of Christ in the world.
How often is Holy Communion served?
We share Communion on first and third Sundays during our 11 am Contemporary Service; on second and fourth Sundays during our 9 am Traditional Service; and during all Christmas Eve Services.
Who can participate?
All who believe in Jesus Christ and seek to be like him are welcome to take Communion. You do not have to be a baptized Christian, United Methodist, or a member of West U Methodist to participate. Children of all ages are welcomed.
How is Holy Communion served?
At West U Methodist, Communion is offered by a method called “intinction.” Ushers guide you to stations where one person holds bread and another holds a cup of juice. As you approach, simply hold both hands open, and you will be given a small piece of bread. Dip the bread into the cup and eat. Then, you may move to the altar to pray or return to your pew. Typically, we offer Hawaiian bread and grape juice as Communion elements. Wafers and gluten-free wafers are also available.
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