Thursday, April 6, 2017

Open Communion


The Passion Passion from Hanfield UMC on Vimeo.

“Ecumenically, the term ‘open communion’ … means that all of the baptized are welcome to receive,” This distinguishes our invitation from some other Christian denominations that may require additional rites before one is welcome to the table.
“United Methodists do not practice ‘wide open communion,' We are instructed to use the invitation as it appears in our ritual to make clear whom Christ does invite to his table. It is those who ‘love him, earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to be at peace with one another.’ While we serve all who present themselves, not questioning their integrity in response to the invitation, these are actual conditions.”

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