11 - 23
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
GMT -5:00 Central Daylight TimeAdd to Calendar (ics)
Deepen your own and your congregation’s understanding and practice of Holy Communion, or begin a Eucharistic ministry, through this wide-ranging study of This Holy Mystery, Scripture, Church history and United Methodist theology and practice of the sacrament. This course will reference, but go beyond, the official U.M. documents to include art, music, film and video resources to enrich our understanding and participation in the sacrament. This course will also explore the issues around the theology and practice of the sacrament in this era of Covid-19, both the discussions around on-line Communion and the practicalities of how to celebrate safely when the church gathers again in the sanctuary. Participants will need a Bible and, if possible, a U.M. Hymnal and Book of Worship; other materials (including This Holy Mystery) will be downloaded. Class members should be prepared for daily reading, reflection and online discussion. This study is guaranteed to deepen your experience of Holy Communion, providing resources and ideas for all, both laypeople and clergy, who plan and lead worship and provide pastoral care.