Churches plan joint service to celebrate Worldwide Communion Sunday
Waldoboro — In recognition of Worldwide Communion Sunday on Oct. 7, the United Methodist Church and the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, both of Waldoboro, will worship together at 10 a.m. this Sunday.
Worldwide Communion Sunday is a celebration of our oneness in the midst of the world we are called to serve. It is a day to break down barriers across borders, languages and denominations.
Pastor Jen Curran of the Waldoboro United Methodist Church has traveled in Nicaragua and will share greetings from Pastor Pablo Tellez of El Buen Pastor, The Good Shepherd, Sabana Grande, Managua, Nicaragua. El Buen Pastor is celebrating its 45th anniversary this weekend. Curran said in a news release, “I have traveled and worshipped in Italy, Guatemala and Nicaragua. While Christians come from many cultures, we worship the same God.” Curran will lead portions of the service in Spanish while Rev. Nancy Duncan, pastor of Broad Bay Congregational UCC, will offer words in English.
Duncan said the combined service evolved out of similar beliefs as well as the work the congregations have done together. “Jesus’ ministry brought people of different economic brackets and ethnic groups together. For years, the Waldoboro United Methodist Church and the Broad Bay Church have collaborated on joint ministries such as the monthly community meal and the food pantry. It seems fitting to come together to celebrate the love of God which binds us together.”
Everyone is welcome to attend and Communion is open to all. The service is at the United Methodist Church, 93 Friendship St, Waldoboro. The service will be followed by a potluck luncheon. For more information, call 832-5556.