Saturday, September 19, 2009

Passing of the Peace (Bump?)

What should churches do in response to the H1N1 virus? Our staff went on the CDC web-site and found that they recommend alcohol based hand santizers be made available where food is being offered and where hand-washing is easy to do. We decided to service communion in the older, Covenant way of individual cups out of trays and bread pre-sliced into smaller cubes (as opposed to being pulled from a common loaf and dipped into a common cup) at least for a while.
Then this morning, in an interesting article from Duke Divinity School a suggestion was made to substitute the passing of the peace action (hand-shaking or hugging) with either an elbow or fist bump. Is this a joke or something to seriously consider? Are we becoming a culture of germiacs? I think I'll stay with hand shakes, hugs and lots of hand washing before I revert to the passing of the bump.


At 5:18 PM , Blogger Brad Boydston said...

How about a wai?

At 5:29 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...


At 10:12 PM , Blogger Brad Boydston said...



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