At Rolling Hills UMC we believe that all are welcome at the Lord’s table. Those who love the Lord, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another are invited to receive the bread and cup. Communion is served at all three services the first Sunday of each month. For those who are unable to come forward, the pastor’s will serve communion in the pews. We also offer gluten free wafers for those needing an alternate to bread.
It is a tradition at Rolling Hills UMC to collect a special offering to feed the homeless in the community. Baskets are placed at the front of the pews to collect any donations. Some of the donations are used to prepare monthly meals for the homeless while other money is donated to various organizations in our community that have various food banks and feeding programs.
In the United Methodist Church children are welcome to receive communion. We believe the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord. It is open to all who respond to Christ’s love. In 3rd grade we begin discussing the meaning of communion in Sunday school and invite children 3rd grade and above to receive communion if they choose to do so. They may take communion with their parents or with their Sunday School class.
The first Sunday in October, we celebrate World Communion Sunday, a day for Christians around the world to share a meal of grace, compassion and hope at God’s table. Christian churches of every type and tradition, every language and culture, gather for the Lord’s Supper, the sacrament of communion. We will mark the day with our own tradition of sharing breads from different parts of the world, and in the morning joining in the prayer of thanksgiving in several different languages. Our congregation includes people from all over the world and we give thanks that God has gathered us together!