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Holy Communion

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Holy Communion may come first to mind as a sacred meal, but there is also much grace in sharing meals in the midst of life's joys and tragedies, writes United Methodist layman Shaun Jex. more

Jul 10, 2017 4:48 PM Practicing Faith

Jesus Communion

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He doesn't know what needs to be said after a truly toxic presidential campaign, but the Rev. Morgan Guyton plans to offer Election Day Communion anyway. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:02 PM Practicing Faith

European Conference

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The Central and Southern Europe Conferences of the United Methodist Church focus on God's invitation to all to come to Christ's table. more

Apr 1, 2015 10:43 AM Global Nature

United Methodist Jacob Cannon finds that his faith -- including such doctrines as the ordination of women -- makes him an outcast at times at his Catholic boys' school. more

Feb 26, 2015 2:57 PM Perspectives

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This year's World Communion Sunday prompts David W. Scott to ponder other observances and programs designed to create a global United Methodist Community. more

Oct 2, 2014 6:22 PM Perspectives

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Nelson Mandela's bold actions to include his jailers in Holy Communion while in prison profoundly changed the sacrament's practice and created a new challenge for all Christians, writes Dr. David N. Field. more

Jan 9, 2014 8:24 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

The Rev. Josh Hale outlines what he sees as the seven major aspects to be considered in The United Methodist Church's discussion of whether it's liturgically appropriate to offer Holy Communion via the Internet. more

Oct 4, 2013 4:31 PM Perspectives

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A consultation of 27 scholars, pastors and bishops has urged a moratorium on holding Holy Communion via the Internet pending further study about the growing practice's implications for theology and Christian unity. more

Oct 4, 2013 10:27 AM In the Church

Holding Holy Communion over the Internet is a theologically appropriate way to "extend the table," writes the Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Neal of Irving, TX. more

Sep 30, 2013 1:41 PM Perspectives

Holy Communion

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United Methodist leaders will discuss the possibility of churches offering Holy Communion online during a Sept. 30-Oct. 1 meeting at the denomination's Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, Tenn. more

Sep 28, 2013 6:19 PM In the Church

United Methodists practice an "open table" theology of Holy Communion. more

Sep 28, 2013 6:17 PM In the Church

Inviting to the Feast

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Is the Gospel a Party Invite or a 'Get Out of Hell' Card?

Maybe if Christians engaged more often in the Eucharist, they'd see the Church as the celebration of salvation instead of the scold of Hell, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jul 24, 2013 6:03 PM Morgan Guyton

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Is Communion Intellectual Property?

The Rev. Morgan Guyton learns the hard way that liturgies for holy communion are protected by copyright, which makes creative alternatives difficult if not impossible. more

Jul 17, 2013 2:34 PM Morgan Guyton 1 Comments

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Upstarts at the Table of God

Preparing to preside at Holy Communion, the Rev. Ken Hagler is struck by an inspiration that likens the Eucharist to the joys and challenges of a family table. more

Aug 17, 2012 2:15 PM Jedi Pastor Ken

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Why Weekly Eucharist?

The Rev. Teddy Ray explores the profound difference made by observing Holy Communion, or Eucharist, each week during worship more

Aug 14, 2012 4:06 PM Teddy Ray 1 Comments