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How often do United Methodists take communion?
Church of Peace usually offers communion the first Sunday of each month. Communion is also served at Easter and Christmas. Our calendar page as well as our events shown on our home page will indicate when communion will be served.
I am not a member of the United Methodist Church. Can I still receive communion?
The table of Holy Communion is Christ's table, not the table of the United Methodist Church of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
Our Book of Worship says, "all who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and the cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive."
Can children take Communion?
In the United Methodist Church, children are welcome to receive communion. As our Book of Worship explains above, all who intend to lead a Christian life are welcome to receive the bread and the cup.
How do I become a member of the United Methodist Church?
If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.
If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.
If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you can transfer your membership from that church to a local United Methodist Church.
If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you can make a profession of faith and be received as a member.
Discuss your desire to become a member of Church of Peace with Pastor Tammy.
Does the United Methodist Church accept baptism of other Christian denominations?
Yes. The United Methodist Church accepts your baptism from other Christian denominations. We do not require you to be re-baptized if you have already been baptized by another Christian church.