Saturday, December 5, 2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
God welcomes us all to a table of grace.
This coming Sunday, RHUMC will continue the option for participating in Holy Communion via a combination of online worship and elements that have been consecrated by your pastors. The bread (in separate sandwich bags) and juice (in small cans), will be in paper bags placed at and around the communion table. There will be one for every household which sends us an RSVP.
Having made a reservation, you will then come to the church campus on Saturday, December 5th, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, to collect your bread and juice supply from a table adjacent to the lower parking lot. If you would like to participate in the Lord’s Supper but are unable to drive to the church to collect your household’s bread and juice, a volunteer will deliver it for you. We will do our best to make sure that everyone within reasonable range of the church has the supplies they need.
HOLY COMMUNION RSVP
Please click on one of the links below to reserve a communion bag by Thursday, December 3rd.
COMMUNION BAG RSVP – I will pick up
PLEASE DELIVER – I am unable to pick up
Whether or not you are picking up communion supplies, our church family is invited to walk through the church campus on Saturday afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00. A number of tables will be set up, along a one-way walking path, at which several activities or opportunities for Advent reflection will be available.
The path begins at the lower parking lot, follows the patio into and out of the sanctuary, and returns to the parking lot across the other side of the patio. Along the way, those who stroll the circuit will be able to pick up a children’s Christmas craft project to complete at home, contribute to the poinsettias which will soon decorate the sanctuary, take a family photo in front of the chancel Christmas tree, appreciate the Nativity artwork by John August Swanson in the narthex, donate to our Trek to the Tree for children at Toberman Neighborhood Center, reflect on the journey to Bethlehem, as well as tie prayer ribbons on the fence at Imagination Island.
The one-way path will help participants to keep safely distanced and will allow for shortcuts for those who wish to skip the visit to the sanctuary or confine their interaction to simply picking up communion and/or craft supplies. We look forward to the encouragement of being within sight and sound of one another as we enter the sacred season of preparing to welcome Jesus once more into our lives and into the world. Thank you for wearing a mask when you visit the RHUMC campus and staying home if you feel unwell or have reason to think you have been exposed to COVID-19.
Sharing With Others
Those who would like to contribute to our monthly communion offering, to help feed hungry persons in our community, may do so in either of two ways. This coming Saturday afternoon there will be a donation basket available when you come to collect your bread and juice. You may also make your donation online at rhumc.org/giving.