World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the eucharist. The tradition was begun in 1933 by Hugh Thomson Kerr who ministered in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church.
Going through some boxes, this eve of World Communion Sunday, I found these notes:
Communion is communion with one another and communion with God.
Some denominations and congregations limit who can take communion.
They are mistaken.
How can we interfere with or prohibit anyone’s access to other people? Or prohibit their communion with God, especially in a church?
To say Communion is only for Christians is like saying that God is only for Christians.
God’s Grace is for everyone.
God invites us to the communion table.
God invites us to be in communion.