Communion is experienced on the first Sunday of the month, with the exception of the month of Easter when it is observed during the Maundy Thursday service. It is a time to remember Christ’s sacrifice for us and our new relationship with God through faith in Him.
Come to the Table
"In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.'"
1 Corinthians 11:25 (NIV)
You do not have to be a member of Westwood to participate in Communion. But you do need to be a follower of Christ walking in right relationship with Him. When Communion is offered at Westwood, an invitation is given for each person to make their relationship right with God before they partake of the bread and the cup. The Communion experience is a powerful invitation to come home to God.
Children are welcome to participate in Communion. As a parent, you can help determine the readiness of your child to take part. We suggest you explain the wonder and significance of this service. These questions can be used as a tool:
- Has your child made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ as his or her Savior and Lord?
- Do they understand the meaning behind the elements of the communion service and their symbolic nature?
- Has your child requested to participate? If so, do the reasons behind the request reflect a biblical understanding of the Communion service?
If you have additional questions contact us:
Chanhassen Campus / Sabrina Downey, 952.224.7314
Minnetonka Campus / Kim Hanson, 952.224.7318