This Sunday, Oct. 2, is the official observance of World Communion Sunday – a time in which the members of our local congregations get to be in communion with Christians all over the world while assisting the United Methodist Church’s efforts to "press on toward the goal" of serving God in life-changing ministries.
Of course, whenever we celebrate communion, we can be sure that we are in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in the body of Christ all over the world. But on this special Sunday, the offering received and designated for World Communion Sunday works to energize and equip students in the U.S. and around the world as they position their lives to transform the church and their communities. Fifty-percent of the special offering goes to the World Communion Scholarship Program of the General Board of Global Ministries. These scholarships enable persons from churches in nations other than the United States and from ethnic and racial minorities in the United States to prepare for leadership in mission in church and society. To learn more about World Communion Sunday and see videos and other resources, visit umcgiving.org.