Lisa Wangsness writes in The Boston Globe:
The idea for Election Day Communion originated with a Mennonite pastor, the Rev. Mark Schloneger, who tried it in his Waynesboro, Va., church on Election Day in 2008.
… “Why I was calling people to communion wasn’t only for other people, but myself,” he said. “I needed an opportunity to celebrate the unity that we have in Christ, but also an opportunity to reaffirm my allegiance to Christ.”
Schloneger, who moved to a new church in Indiana in August, thought the idea might catch on elsewhere. He asked a Mennonite pastor from Virginia to help him with the website, electiondaycommunion.org. A lay Episcopalian from Michigan [Ben Irwin, creator of The Story] saw it and wanted to help.
Image by xoxolounge, morgueFile.