“As you share the bread and wine, give thanks for the family of Jesus which surrounds you, and give thanks for the promise of Jesus: ‘You are a precious child of God. I will always love you. I will be with you, loving you and forgiving you all the days of your life.’”
~ Daniel Erlander
Holy Communion is a gift from God! As with any gift that God bestows, it is given with no strings attached-there is nothing that you can do that makes us more or less worthy to receive the gift. When you or your child receives a gift, it is natural to want to know all about what it is, how it works, and what to do with it. That is what the First Communion Preparation class is designed to teach your child.
It has been the tradition at Bethel that first communion instruction occurs when the parents and the child feel the time is right (usually around the 3rd grade). There are two different classes required:
Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Centennial Room (Classroom instruction)
Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm (Baking of bread, stomping of grapes, practice)
Please RSVP to the church office if your family will be attending. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate with their child. Special recognition of the children receiving their first communion will occur on Maundy Thursday, which is March 24th during worship. Worship will be at 6:45 pm that evening. Please contact Pastor Julé, Pastor Erika, or Lila Gedrose if you have any questions.