First Holy Communion took place October 27, at the 8:50 a.m. service. We celebrated Holy Communion with the following students and their families: Campbell James Mank, Harrison Thomas Nance, Lucille Margaret Nance, Jonah Elliott Penick, Fisher Thomas Schley, and Billie Michealle Torres. Photos are below.
The First Holy Communion classes are for children who are baptized members of All Saints’ Church and typically include children in the 2nd and 3rd grades. The classes are taught during the Sunday School hour with sign-ups in August at the beginning of the academic year. The service is held in late October or early November.
The purpose of the classes is to help the children deepen their faith in Christ through learning about the Lord's Supper and the meaning of communion in the Church. They take a tour of the church, receive instruction from a member of the Altar Guild, and spend one Sunday visiting the vesting rooms learning about the different types and colors of vestments. They also receive an introduction to the Book of Common Prayer and learn some of the traditional etiquette of the church, such as making the sign of the cross, bowing, and kneeling at appropriate times. The class is taught by Verger Stacey Murphy.
The service is held in the fall each year at an 8:50 a.m. service. Following the First Holy Communion service there is a time for taking photos and to present certificates.