What I Did On My Summer Vacation…or Why Water Communion Makes Me Uncomfortable

Well now that the church year has started for most of us, I thought it was just as good a time as any to bring this up.

Can anybody explain Water Communion to me in a way that doesn’t make it seem like it’s a glorified Show-and-Tell and another example of how classist¬†UUism can be?

In a lot of ways I’m extremely lucky…my home church did it as a ceremony after the regular church service (although that changed this year) and the church that I’m interning in does not do it, so I don’t have to deal with it.

But I have to tell you, whenever I’ve been at a church that has done it, it has made me more than a bit uncomfortable. Isn’t there some other way to get across whatever you’re trying to get across?