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Consider Becoming a Communion Steward
Communion is one of the sacraments celebrated in the United Methodist Church. It is an act that points beyond itself to God, and is a way that God graciously shares His love with us. It is a simple meal of two elements—the bread representing Jesus’ body and the cup representing His blood. The meal’s significance is multi-faceted and is deeply rooted in the worship practices of our ancestors in the faith.

What Communion Stewards Do
Communion stewards are members of the congregation who serve the communion elements to those who come forward to share in this holy meal.  At Brecksville UMC, we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month at each service.  No special qualifications are required to be a communion steward - other than a willingness to serve and an openness to the joy that participating in this special ministry brings. 

How It Works
We typically have a team of two communion stewards assigned for each month on a rotating basis according to their preference and availability. We like to have at least four teams.  (That way, each team serves three times a year.) Communion stewards prepare the elements (bread and juice) and then clean up afterward.

Who Can Serve?
Any adult or teen can be a Communion steward - it's especially a great way for couples to participate in ministry together.  We provide guidelines and training to volunteers, and there is always room for more to participate in this ministry.

Who to Contact
If are feeling called to prepare Communion for the congregation in the coming year, please contact Leslie in the office 440.526.8938 ext 222 or leslie@brecksvilleumc.com. 

Want to talk to someone who has recently served as a communion steward to understand more about what it's like?  Talk to Leslie, Chuck & Becky Gezze, The Piorkowski Family, Jack Drescher, Diane Pidwell or Barb & Al Harper!

It's a great way to get more involved in worship, and only requires a few Sundays a year!