Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    Creative Worship: World Communion Sunday

    This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Churches throughout the world will be intentional about sharing a meal with one another. World Communion Sunday is a great opportunity to share with your youth the idea that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Here are just a few ideas of what you might try at youth group:

    • Have some bread baking (either in a machine or oven) while your youth group meets
    • When the bread is finished, use it for communion
    • Try to have breads from other cultures
    • Check out this link for more bread baking ideas
    • Read testimonies or prayers from missionaries working abroad.
    • Read prayers from these missionaries. Here's a good resource: globalministries.org/prayer/
    • After each prayer is read, light a candle and place it on a world map
    • Read the parable of the mustard seed, the lectionary reading for this Sunday, and discuss how we can each make a difference in the world
    • Brainstorm specific ways we can help others
    • Create a prayer that focuses on the idea of world communion and reaching out to others