Open Table

fullsizerenderThe United Methodist perspective on who is welcome in communion:

The United Methodist Church understands the communion table to be “open,” and that it belongs not to the UMC denomination, nor to the local church, but to Jesus Christ. It is Jesus’ invitation, therefore, that makes one welcome to participate. United Methodist liturgy expresses the invitation in this way:

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and who seek to live in peace with one another. (United Methodist Hymnal, 7)

More on the UMC’s practice of communion