The Moravian church practices open communion—all baptized members of Christian churches are invited to share the bread and cup. Baptized children who have received instruction are also invited to partake. The bread and cup is brought to you in your pew, symbolically reminding us that Christ comes to each of us. After everyone has been served, the pastor invites everyone to stand and partake together. At the beginning and end of the service, everyone shares the “right hand of fellowship” with those nearby. The first time signifies that we are “one in Christ,” the second “renewed dedication and unity of purpose in the service of Christ.” The Moravian Church does not try to define the mystery of Christ’s presence in the communion elements, but recognizes that the believer participates in a unique act of covenant with Christ as Savior and with other believers in Christ.