Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FW: Yet another new step in open communion



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Posted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:30 AM
Author: Gene Veith
Subject: Yet another new step in open communion


Thanks to nqb for alerting us to yet another new horizon of open communion:  not just communing other Christians, not just communing non-Christians, but communing people who are not even setting foot in a church:

Wednesday morning pastors from the Community United Church of Christ offered communion to any one who wanted to receive it on the corner of 6th and Daniel streets.

The church, which is located on 805 South Sixth Street, plans to set up every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the rest of the Christian season of Lent, which goes until Easter.

"We decided we needed to bring the open table out to the people," explained Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser, who is the pastor of Community United Church of Christ (Community UCC).

The church said some churches restrict who can get communion.  Rev. Robberts-Mosser said they wanted everyone to have the opportunity to do so, and that's why they took it out to the streets.

via Champaign Church Offering Communion On Street Corner – IllinoisHomePage.net.

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