What Is Communion?
Jesus Himself established this holy sacrament. He commanded His disciples to partake of the bread and wine, emblems of His broken body and shed blood. This was initiated during the Passover Meal in which Jesus declared a new meaning and new symbolism for this celebration.
As Christians, we now refer to this practice as “The Lord’s Supper” or “Communion”. It is truly a communion between us and God in which we are recipients of His grace and love. We also have communion and togetherness with others who are partaking of this ceremony.Holy Communion was a feast for Jesus’ disciples. It is a celebration of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and His Second Coming. It is meant for all those who have come to Jesus in repentance and believed in Him for salvation.
What is the purpose of having a first communion celebration?
Communion should not be entered into lightly. In fact, Saint Paul instructed the people to “examine yourself before you eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.” (1 Corinthians 11:28-29)
We believe that we need to train everyone, including children, to understand the meaning of this sacred celebration. Education and preparation will enhance each person’s awareness and participation during the ritual of the Lord’s Supper.
First Communion Class & Celebration
The First Communion Class is for any child between the ages of 9 and 13 (must be 9 before May 1) even if the child is already taking communion at his or her church. The topics include Sin and Salvation, the Deity of Christ, the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, Christian Living and the Second Coming of Christ.
Call the church office for the next available class.