Ask Anything: Why Communion the way it is?

Q: Why do you not pass the communion out?  Why do we have people parade to the front receive it?

A: We currently all get up to receive communion as we greatly value having communion served with the liturgical reminder, ‘The body of Christ broken for you, the blood of Christ shed for you.’  We find this to be a simple, centering reminder each week.  Occasional logistical challenges cause us to change our method (ie, when the auditorium is very full) and on those occasions, we do pass communion along rows, but we prefer our current approach where possible.  We are not married to any logistical approach of sharing communion, so long as Jesus is central and we have an opportunity to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

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