Lena Kuffuor-Afriyie sits in the sanctuary of Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, New York with Walter Twumasi, youth choir director.

World Communion Sunday offering promotes Christian unity and ministry 

World Communion Sunday is this Sunday Oct. 4. Will your congregation celebrate the Lord’s Supper in holy connection with other Christians around the world? Will you give to the World Communion Sunday churchwide offering that supports educational opportunities for deserving racial-ethnic and international students pursuing careers of service and ministry? Download free resources for World Communion Sunday, including posters, sermons and bulletin inserts. Encourage your congregation to give generously to the offering. Learn more…

After watching her mother suffer a stroke due to taking incompatible prescribed medications, Lena Kuffuor-Afriyie, 19, decided to pursue a career in pharmacy. A sophomore at the University at Buffalo (NY), she received a World Communion Scholarship, administered by the UMC’s missions agency, Global Ministries. Kuffuor-Afriyie says she was called into her ministry at Ghana Wesley UMC, Brooklyn, NY, at age 13 after hearing a musical performance by the Ghanaian Methodist choirs of North America. “I wish to open my own pharmacies in Ghana because there are some remote areas where people have no access to the proper materials for good health,” she said. Our gifts to the World Communion Sunday offering are helping her and many other students like her pursue their callings in many fields of service. Learn more…

Photo: Lena Kuffuor-Afriyie sits in the sanctuary of Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, New York with Walter Twumasi, youth choir director.

Also, many Eastern PA Conference and church leaders attending the “Seek, Know Love” Transformational Leadership Event in Hershey, PA, will join peers from nine other conferences around the NE Jurisdiction in a climactic World Communion Sunday worship service. It will feature the Great Thanksgiving, diverse songs and hymns, displayed images of our commitment to global mission, and the Tongsung Kido, a Korean traditional form of prayer.