All Saints Sunday
“…and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all the tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9)
The church has confessed a belief in the “communion of the saints,” which includes not only all living believers but also all who have gone before us. When we celebrate Holy Communion, we experience the communion of saints, feasting with believers of the past, present, and future. Hebrews 12 reminds us that these saints, a “great cloud of witnesses,” surround us and cheer us on. (Resource UMC, 2023)
Join us on Sunday, November 5th, All Saints’ Day, as we remember and honor those who have gone before us. Our congregation will remember those we have lost in the previous year by reading their names, ringing a bell, and lighting candles of remembrance. We also encourage you to bring with you a framed free-standing photograph of any of your loved ones to surround the Communion Rail as a visual reminder of the “great cloud of witnesses” who gather with us as we celebrate this special Sunday.