Monday, 17 June 2024

World Communion Sunday celebrated Oct. 4

MIDDLETOWN – You are invited to celebrate World Communion Sunday at the 9:45 a.m. New Life Service at the Middletown Community United Methodist Church.


Brandon Costner will offer special music to complement the October sermon theme “People Can Make a Difference” given by Voris Brumfield.


World Communion Sunday (originally called World Wide Communion Sunday) originated in the US Presbyterian Church.


In 1936, for the first time, the first Sunday in October was celebrated in Presbyterian churches in the United States and overseas. From the beginning, it was planned so that other denominations could make use of it and, after a few years, the idea spread beyond the Presbyterian Church.


World Communion Sunday is always celebrated the first Sunday in October and is one of the most venerable of “special Sundays.” The day has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice – and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God's earth.


On this day Christians celebrate their oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world Christians are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking.


A special offering will be taken and is divided in following manner: 50 percent, Crusade Scholarship program (at least 1/2 must go beyond the United States); 35 percent Ethnic Minority Scholarship program; 15 percent Ethnic Minority In-Service Training program.


In the United Methodist Churches over the past three years contributions of $1,028,865 were given to the World Communion Sunday offering 2008, in 2007, $1,205,022 was given and $1,100,191 in 2006.


“It is important that we as a community in Lake County, though not wealthy by any means, recognize how blessed we are and actively share with others. That is the way of Christ and United Methodist.” Pastor Voris Brumfield said.


The Middletown Community United Methodist Church practices “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.” Whereever you are on your journey of faith, the church welcomes you.


The church is located at the corner of Washington and Armstrong, one block off Calistoga Street east of the Middletown Post Office.


For information about programming, prayer, services and facilities schedule contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 707/295-7174.

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