To share a bit about my personal life…
I am getting married on October 7th. Our vision for the ceremony is, to say the least, untraditional. Our lives, and our relationship have also been, well, untraditional. During the wedding however, we are excited to make God the focus. We are also excited to celebrate our community of friends and family who have supported us throughout our journey. One of the things we wish to incorporate is communion, however as opposed to being for just Stephen and me, for all of our guests. During the time we would like to offer communion, words on community and fellowship will be spoken and we will be honoring and recognizing our community
. There will be however, some guests who communion has no significance for. Our desire is not to offend anyone or make anyone uncomfortable, as many non-believers and possibly some of different denominations will be present. Any thoughts on how we could position the offering of communion? We plan to have our “wedding party” pass it out rather than asking our guests to walk up if they wish to participate in hopes that it eases things some. What we are not sure of is how to ask our guests to take part and how to express what it means to us. Should we even attempt to incorporate communion? The ceremony will be outdoors, and a bit on the casual side; we are open to suggestions of all kinds.
Labels: Church, Community, Theology