How often do we have communion?

Young adult, Sekope Fainu (left), waits to receive Communion during worship at Tongan United Methodist Church in West Valley City, Utah. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.
Young adult, Sekope Fainu (left), waits to receive Communion during worship at Tongan United Methodist Church in West Valley City, Utah. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Each local United Methodist church determines how often to celebrate communion. Many churches celebrate communion once a month, often on the first Sunday.

Communion is also part of other special worship services during the year, such as Christmas and Easter.

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There has gradually been a move toward more frequent celebration of the Lord's Supper, so some churches now celebrate every week.

Talk with the pastor to learn more about the worship and communion traditions of the local church.

Learn more: Methodist History: Why Isn’t Communion Every Sunday?


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