“In remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us.” — The Great Thanksgiving.
In The United Methodist Church, World Communion Sunday is one of six Special Sunday offerings.
On October 6, our designated gifts benefit students around the world by providing scholarships, mentoring and training.
As we come together to receive Holy Communion with Christians around the world, we recognize our unity and shared commitment to building God’s Kingdom on earth. Together we help raise new leaders around the world who are equipped to be agents of change. Please encourage your congregation to give generously on October 6.
These resources will help you plan a worship service that has an integrated message highlighting how we are rooted in our connections as the body of Christ when we share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Also available are promotion and social media material, small-group resources, children’s resources, a comprehensive youth ministry plan, informational videos, devotional podcasts, a curated reading list, a video playlist, and inspirational smartphone wallpaper.
As you prepare for World Communion Sunday this year, invite the Holy Spirit to take root in your congregation. Remember the generations that have come before and rekindle the gift of God that is within you. Pray for the students who will receive scholarships and mentoring because of your congregation’s generosity.