Bible beads

Photo Courtesy of Frederick W. Schmidt

Approaching Thursday of Holy Week as a time of mysteries inviting us into faith brings the realization that God is with us in all things, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

Practicing Faith


Photo Courtesy of Richard L. Bryant

The central act of Christian worship – the Eucharist, or Holy Communion – offers Jesus' followers a life-giving opportunity of welcome, unlike executive orders, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


European Conference

Central Europe United Methodist Conference Photo

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

Global Nature

Text of the online communion consultation's recommendation to the United Methodist Council of Bishops. Read more

In the Church

Upper Room Communion

UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

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. Read more

In the Church

Pan-Methodist Full Communion Celebrated

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

Supper’s Ready!

World Communion Sunday is a chance for all Christians everywhere to remember what we have in common -- the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon. Read more

Oct 2, 2012 3:46 PM Tim McClendon

Family Table

Photo Courtesy of Rev. Ken Hagler

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. Read more

Aug 17, 2012 2:15 PM Jedi Pastor Ken