WHAT IS COMMUNION?
Taking Communion is an expression of our faith in Jesus – it is faith in action, and so Christians have always appreciated its significance for how it strengthens our faith and encourages us in the love of Jesus.
Jesus shared a meal of bread and wine with his disciples the night before he died. He taught them that the bread and wine signified his body broken (bread) and his blood shed (wine) for the forgiveness of sin – and that they were to continue to share this meal, in memory of him, until he returned. We follow Jesus’ instruction and share together in the meal he gave us and we do so with great joy! If you are a disciple of Jesus you are welcome to his table. If you haven’t been baptised yet – we’d love to walk this exciting road with you.
Children and Communion: ‘Don’t hinder the children from coming to me…’
We encourage all our children to participate by coming up for prayer and in this way they are hearing and learning the meaning week by week. Normally children wait to receive the bread and wine until they have been confirmed or baptized, but if your child was baptized as an infant and desires to receive Communion, parents and the minister can prepare their children for this. Please speak to Shane if you have any questions about your children and communion.