World Communion Sunday is October 1


Each year on the first Sunday of October, several Christian denominations around the world celebrate World Communion Sunday. For United Methodists, this Sunday also includes an opportunity for a special offering which helps young people discover their purpose by providing access to higher education within racial and ethnic communities.

Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one half the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.

To help your congregation prepare,  download the free World Communion Sunday Pastor and Leader's Kit for everything you need to promote this Special Sunday, from social media images and sermon starters to videos, podcasts, e-books and much more.

Additionally, free resources, including leaflet/offering envelopes and posters, can be shipped directly to you! All are free from United Methodist Communications for your church’s celebration. Visit or call 888‑346‑3862.

Watch the video below to find out more about World Communion Sunday or visit

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