I am allergic to wheat. Will I be able to take communion?
United Methodist churches can include rice cakes or a gluten-free bread as an option for persons who have a gluten intolerance. Be sure to let the pastor know if you have this need.
This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion, the official statement on communion, says, "In congregations where there are people with gluten allergies, gluten-free bread may be offered."
The General Board of Discipleship offers these articles that address this issue:
How Inclusive Is Your Communion Table?
Gluten or Alcohol Intolerance and Holy Communion
Wheat-free Worship: the Communion Conundrum