Each local United Methodist church determines how often to serve communion. Read More
I am not a member of The United Methodist Church. Can I still receive communion?
The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to… Read More
Do United Methodists believe the communion elements actually become the body and blood of Christ?
Learn more about communion. Read More
May a person who has not been baptized participate in Holy Communion?
Yes, our church does not seek to close God’s Table, although the historic and normal Christian order of the sacraments is baptism first – as birth into the family -… Read More
Can children take communion?
In The United Methodist Church, children are welcome to receive communion. Parents may decide when their child should begin receiving communion. Read More
Why do most Methodist churches serve grape juice instead of wine for Holy Communion?
Grape juice or wine? Read More
Who can assist the pastor in communion?
Communion is one of the responsibilities and duties of a pastor. The pastor may “train deacons and lay members to serve the consecrated communion elements.” Read More
I am allergic to wheat. Will I be able to take communion?
Will I be able to take communion if I have a wheat allergy? Read More
I am concerned about the risk of infection and hygiene issues during communion.
What should you do? Read More
Should we use unleavened bread for communion?
Either leavened or unleavened bread is acceptable. Read More
What is an Agape Meal?
The Agape Meal, or Love Feast, is a Christian fellowship meal that is often practiced in Covenant Discipleship groups or other small groups. Read More
What is the United Methodist view of online Communion?
A team of pastors, church leaders and theologians share background on Holy Communion and perspectives about offering the sacrament online. Read More
Ask the UMC: Why say “the body of Christ, broken for you”?
Learn the two reasons those words are spoken at communion. Read More
United Methodist sacraments, rites and rituals
Some churches recognize 7 sacraments; United Methodists only 2. This series of articles explores each of these important acts in the life of a Christian. More
Book of Resolutions: This Holy Mystery
Read more about United Methodist teachings on the sacrament of Holy Communion. More