World Communion Sunday Pastor’s Kit

Date Posted: 8/13/2014

World Communion Sunday is October 5
Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been unwieldy.
What would it look like if the church today imitated Jesus’ affirmation of the full dignity and God-given potential of all women and men—especially those who’ve historically been assigned to the world’s margins? On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.
In his letter to the church at Philippi, the apostle Paul writes, “Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:13b-14, NRSV).
United Methodists will follow that mandate on October. 5 as they participate in World Communion Sunday. You play an important role in making World Communion Sunday extra-special this year.

Learn more about World Communion Sunday