Election Day Communion began in 2012 with a concern that Christians in the United States are being shaped more by the tactics and ideologies of political parties than by their identity in and allegiance to Jesus.
Out of this concern, a simple vision sparked the imaginations of several Mennonite pastors: The Church being the Church on Election Day, gathering at the Lord’s Table to remember, to practice, to give thanks for, and to proclaim its allegiance to Christ.
This simple vision is now shared by individuals, congregations, schools and groups of many denominations and many locations. In red states, blue states, and swing states, we will celebrate Election Day Communion together, as one.
This election, the need for remembering our allegiance to Jesus is more urgent than before. You are invited to join us. What do we ask from you? Simply this: RSVP your group’s acceptance of this invitation.
We ask this of you not to build views for this web page, not to gain notoriety or publicity, not to market to you, but to worship and witness with you as one of you. As we prepare to gather for communion on November 8, 2016, we want to have each other in mind as we have Christ in mind.
Who are we? We are the Church, and we’re in this together — together, with Jesus.
Election Day Communion was launched in 2012 by Mark Schloneger (Pastor, North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN), Kevin Gasser (Pastor, Staunton Mennonite Church, Staunton, VA) Ben Irwin (Creator, The Story; lay Episcopalian, Grand Rapids, MI).
It’s being carried forward in 2016 by the Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network, in consultation with Mark, Kevin, Ben and all of you who make this movement possible with your ideas, enthusiasm and passion.