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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

 

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