When Jesus wanted to give us a symbol to remind us of his love and sacrifice for us he choose food; bread and wine. He must know us pretty well. Who doesn’t love fresh bread and some good wine?! For the early church this was a true meal, a feast. Jesus took the Passover, a hugely symbolic event, and infused it with fulfilled meaning as he became the lamb sacrificed for us and then rose from the dead to conquer death for us all.
Communion celebrates and commemorates these truths. We want your child to be able to take communion and to understand what it is, who does it, why we do it and how much it can mean.
This is a family event; you can have one or two parents or a grandparent be part of the workshop with your child.
The communion workshop helps reaffirm or affirm for the first time, your child’s desire to follow Jesus. However, if your child is not ready to make a faith commitment to follow Jesus at this point, we completely understand; there will be no pressure at all. Children in this phase of life will get a blessing instead of taking communion and we will explain the beauty of this option as well.
For children in grades 2-5 and their parents or grandparents
Sunday March 21, 3-4pm
In the First Pres Sanctuary, socially distanced, seated in family units
On April 11, your child will be able to take communion either in person or remotely if they finish this workshop, and, most importantly, if they understand and have made the choice to follow Jesus.