On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Christians all around the world will celebrate World Communion Sunday, joining in a feast that’s also known by other names, like the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, and Holy Communion. Chuck knows Church explains it in this video:
Sunday is an opportunity to be in communion with other Christians, even those far away from Paradise Valley, AZ.
It’s also an opportunity to empower international and ethnic students in the USA via a special missions offering, as Chuck explained, as one of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference to be observed with the taking of an offering throughout the denomination.
World Communion Sunday is observed the first Sunday in October. The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church. One half of the proceeds from the offering is for World Communion Sunday Scholars administered by the General Board of Global Ministries. The remaining one half is to be used for the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program, which are administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Your gift of compassion will help provide scholarships to a diverse group of students who are pursuing higher education to make a global impact. Look for the offering envelope in your bulletin on Sunday.
Watch a video here to hear from one of the students who has benefitted from this special offering: