“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him”
-Luke 24:30-31


Webinar on Holy Communion

This free webinar, "Holy Communion: Teaching and Learning" discusses big picture thinking about Communion and formation with adults, youth, and children. We also shared practical ideas and resources for churches of all sizes.

Your Expert Panelists

The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch is a priest, educator, writer, speaker, and retreat leader whose numerous publications are grounded in the conviction that God’s grace arrives in the everyday. Anne currently serves as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Bethlehem in Northeastern PA. She is the author of The Anglican Family Prayer Book, Taking the Plunge: Baptism and Parenting, Preparing for Baptism in the Episcopal Church and the popular What We Do in Church series for children. Anne publishes daily online Advent and Lenten meditations and blogs at She and her husband are the parents of two young adult women.

The Rev. Furman L. Buchanan is the rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a vibrant and growing parish in Greenville, S.C. where he has served since 2010. He is currently completing a book about the power of Holy Communion and liturgy in forming congregations. In addition to his parochial responsibilities, Furman serves as chair of the Diocesan Commission on the Episcopal Church. He was elected head of the diocesan deputation to the General Convention in 2018. Furman and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1990, and have three daughters: Katherine (23), Finley (19), and Lamar (17).

Your Host

Matthew Kozlowski is the co-curator for Building Faith (along with Charlotte Hand Greeson). Matthew works at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. He lives in Alexandria with his wife and two young daughters.


Click below to watch the full recorded webinar session.


Links and Resources

Slides from the Webinar - Google Slides Presentation

Opening Chapter of Gifts of Communion: Celebrating our Story with God
by the Rev. Furman Buchanan
(Feedback encouraged! Email Furman at [email protected])

Instructed Eucharist pdf
(click for editable docx version)

Alleluia! Amen (you have to scroll down to it) and The Sunday Paper Junior
A Child’s Guide to the Holy Eucharist
Let Us Pray A Little Kid’s Guide to the Eucharist
The Anglican Family Prayer book
What We Do in Church An activity book
This Bread and This Cup a curriculum with Leader’s guide and Child’s guide
Christians Celebrate Eucharist, book from Episcopal Children’s Curriculum
Eucharist: A Child’s Story, book from Episcopal Children’s Curriculum




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