What is the meaning of the communion service?
- Before Jesus was crucified for our sins, He instituted “the Lord’s Supper” or what churches now commonly call their “communion service”. In the Bible we read 1 Cor. 11:23-26 …the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  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.”  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
- The communion service is a time for us to remember that Jesus died for our sins. It is a memorial service when we honor the memory of His supreme act of sacrificial love for us. The communion elements (bread and juice) represent (but do not actually become) the body and blood of Jesus. They remind us of the fact that “Christ died for our sins” (I Cor. 15:3) and that one day He is coming back (I Cor. 11:26)
Who should eat and drink the communion elements?
- The communion service is for all people who have believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, regardless of their church affiliation. You do not need to be a member of UDAC to take communion. Parents are requested to discern their children’s understanding of faith and readiness to participate.
- I Cor. 11:28 encourages us to “examine ourselves” before participating in communion. It can be a time of confession of any know sin to God and to seek restoration with those that we may have sinned against.
When do we celebrate communion?
- At UDAC we typically celebrate communion once a month on the first Sunday of the month