Communion is one of the sacraments celebrated in the United Methodist Church. It is an act that points beyond itself to God, and is a way that God graciously shares His love with us. It is a simple meal of two elements—the bread representing Jesus’ body and the cup representing His blood. The meal’s significance is multi-faceted and is deeply rooted in the worship practices of our ancestors in the faith.
What We Do
Communion stewards are members of the congregation who serve the communion elements to those who come forward to share in this holy meal. At St. Andrew, we celebrate communion on the 1st Sunday of each month at each service. No special qualifications are required to be a communion steward - other than a willingness to serve and an openess to the joy that participating in this special ministry brings.
How It Works
We typically have 8 communion stewards assigned for each service on the 1st Sunday of the month on a rotating basis according to their preference and availability. Any adult or teen can be a Communion steward - it's especially a great way for couples to participate in ministry together. We provide guidelines and traininge to volunteers, and there is always room for more to participate in this ministry.