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Methodist History: Communion Cups

communion-cupsUnited Methodist Churches welcome everyone to take communion. While this open table is the custom throughout the denomination, you may see slight differences in the way communion is offered.

Some churches break loaves of bread to dip in a common cup and other churches prefer individual servings of grape juice. The way we take communion has changed over the years.

In this 2-minute video, Mark Shenise from the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History gives a look at some carefully designed communion cups which allowed Methodists to maintain decorum during Victorian times:

 

 

 

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