During this pandemic, Communion Circles are a special opportunity for us to gather and celebrate Holy Communion with each other on the north parking lot of Manchester UMC. These services are officiated by a pastor and typically last for 30 minutes or less. All are welcome to participate in this Sacrament. Families are encouraged to attend together.
Physical distancing (minimum of 6-foot spacing between people) is practiced and participants should bring a lawn chair and face mask. For safety reasons, Communion elements are provided in individual pre-sealed disposable containers that include both the wafer and juice. Gluten free elements will be available upon request at the service.
IMPORTANT: To ensure safe physical distancing, all participants must RSVP online at least 12 hours in advance to ensure each Communion Circle does not exceed the 20 person limit. To ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, please only RSVP for one date at a time.
Communion Circles are offered 5-days of the week beginning Sunday, September 13, 2020 and ending on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
- Sundays – 8:30 a.m.
- Mondays – 9:30 a.m.
- Tuesdays – Noon
- Wednesdays – 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m.
- Thursdays – Noon
To ensure safe physical distancing, all participants must RSVP online at least 12 hours in advance for planning purposes and so that each Communion Circle does not exceed the 20 person limit. Once a Communion Circle has received 20 RSVPs you will no longer be able to choose that date and should choose one of the other options.
3 Steps to RSVP:
- Click the button below and choose the date/time you wish to attend.
- Using the dropdown menu that appears, choose the quantity of people (e.g. 1, 2) you wish to RSVP and then add to your cart.
- Proceed to the cart checkout. At checkout, you’ll be asked to provide your first name, last name and an email address before you checkout. After you checkout, your RSVP is complete and you’ll receive an email confirming your RSVP.
(NOTE: There is no need to create an account in the online RSVP portal after you’ve checked out.)
If you need assistance making your RSVP, do not have an email address, would like to change or cancel your RSVP, or if you are unable to attend during any of the available times, please contact Tiffany Conway. We are glad to help so that everyone can participate in this special experience.