World Communion Sunday celebrated at Upper Lake Community Church

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m., the congregation of the Upper Lake Community Church will celebrate World Communion Sunday.

World Communion Sunday takes place the first Sunday of every October, promotes Christian unity and focuses on the observance of communion.

It is a time for remembering that around the globe – in different languages, with different traditions and customs – the Lord’s Supper is celebrated.

It is both a joyous and meaningful receiving of Jesus’ sacred meal and exposure to different Christian traditions from around the world.

As a truly global celebration the Upper Lake Community Church has invited people from the congregation to have bread from their own ethnic heritages.

This year in addition to their native breads, representing the Body of Christ, broken for us, part of the liturgy will be spoken in Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines, recited by Vicky Casido, French recited by Jean Pierre Zombil and German recited by Tamara Newby.

World Communion Sunday is one of those moments in the church year that can pass by with little fanfare and without most of the people in your congregation really understanding what and why they celebrate that day.

Let them know why World Communion Sunday is important and to continue celebrating the day – a day that has become much more than just a symbol in the worldwide communion of the Christian community.

The more a congregation knows about World Communion Sunday, the more likely it is that it will have its intended effect.

The church is located at 604 Clover Valley Road.