The following resources were used for the United Methodist Communion Quiz. Take some time to delve deeper into the sacrament of communion.
An open table: How United Methodists understand Communion
Receiving Communion requires no conditions for church membership or completion of a class. It is open to "all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another."
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Methodist history: Controversy, Communion,
and Welch's Grape Juice
What became a popular grocery item started as a response to concerns at church about alcohol. Read about Dr. Thomas Welch and his recipe's roots.
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United Methodist Sacraments, Rites & Rituals
In the following articles we explore how United Methodists understand Baptism, Communion, and rites and rituals other Christian churches view as sacraments.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Communion
I am not a member of The United Methodist Church. Can I still receive Communion? Why do most Methodist churches serve grape juice instead of wine for Holy Communion? Can children take Communion?
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- Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One
- United Methodist Beliefs: Open Table
- Methodist History: Communion Cups
- Methodist History: The What and Why of Love Feasts
- World Communion Sunday: "Grace for the World"
This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion
Adopted by the 2004 General Conference, This Holy Mystery is the official interpretive statement of theology and practice.
The Meaning of Holy Communion
This small book (downloadable in many languages) is ideal for small groups and discusses the key elements of the theology and practice of Holy Communion in The United Methodist Church.
Musical Response Settings for Holy Communion from The Faith We Sing
These are the congregational musical settings for Holy Communion from The Faith We Sing, including words and melody line for downloading, printing in worship bulletins or projecting onto a screen.
Holy Communion and Concerns about Infection
The following features will help churches engage in conversation about these matters and determine what their practices will be when celebrating Holy Communion.