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Communion: Curb Service or To Go?

I asked a number of people how they prefer to take Communion:

Prefer for the people go forward and to be served Communion by the clergy.
Preferred that the Communion elements are passed around by the congregation, who remain seated.

I must say I go with the majority here, even though in my church we pass it around. Here are my reasons, which I’ve listed in no particular order:

Jeff Keith wrote:

The main reason I personally prefer to go forward on communion is that it reaffirms my commitment to Jesus. Almost a mini-altar call that forces me to confess and rededicate my life. Going forward becomes for me that public declaration that just doesn’t happen when the elements are passed around.