World Communion Sunday Resources
World Communion Sunday is a time to be in communion with Christians all over the world and to enable us to "press on toward the goal" of serving God in life-changing ministries. It is observed on the first Sunday of October.
Fifty per cent of the special offering goes to the World Communion Scholarship Program of the General Board of Global Ministries.
Encourage your church to observe World Communion Sunday on October 3, 2010 or any other Sunday during the year. Free promotional resources, video presentations and worship resources are available at www.umcgiving.org/worldcommunion/ or by calling (888) 346-3862.
Bishop Joel Martinez followed his call to ministry at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas - thanks, in part, to a scholarship.
Periodically Global Ministries features podcast interviews of individuals who have received a World Communion Scholarship. Listen to Sessions with Scholars.
World Communion Sunday is a time to be in communion with Christians all over the world and to enable us to "press on toward the goal" of serving God in life-changing ministries. Read more...
Resources on Other Websites
Get more World Communion Sunday resources from these offsite United Methodist and ecumenical websites:
Facts and Worship Resources
United Methodist Giving
PDF World Communion Sunday Brochure
World Communion Sunday Worship and Music Resources
General Board of Discipleship
An entire page of resources from the General Board of Discipleship for World Communion Sunday, which is the first Sunday in October. Read more...
There's Room at God's Table for All
Bishop Joel N. Martinez experienced the call to ministry as a teenager. With the help of the World Communion Scholars program, he followed that call at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. Read more...
World Communion Sunday
National Council of Churches, USA
World Communion Sunday -- celebrated the first Sunday in October -- is one of the most venerable of "Special Sundays." The day has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice -- and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God's earth. On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve -- a world ever more in need of peacemaking. Read more...
World Communion Sunday: October 5, 2008
Through the commitment of the United Methodist family, funds collected on annual observance will provide scholarships for students whose future endeavors will directly impact four critical areas of focus:
- Ministry with the Poor
- Global Health
- Leadership Development
- Congregational Development and Revitalization
Here are some glimpses into the lives of just a few of our developing leaders.
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World Communion Sunday: An Opportunity to Support the Education and Training of Church and Community Leaders
This Sunday, October 1, 2006, United Methodists will come together once again to celebrate World Communion Sunday, a time of communion with Christians all over the world, and a joining together in an effort to serve God in life-changing ministries. The offerings from this special Sunday will help to support the education and training of church and community leadership - individual students from around the world whose future work will have a lasting impact on the communities in which they serve. Read more ...