By SharperIron Aug 19 2014 CommunionChurch & MinistryFellowshipCommunion on the Moon: a total eclipse of the point 1972 reads There are 4 Comments Special dispensation Jim - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:22pm Special dispensation - for anyone who wants to fly to the moon: If you want to pour juice in a cup and eat a cracker You can call it anything you want (for the amount of funds invested and risk) And I am OK with that Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement It was a little different than portrayed in the post dcbii - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:14pm According to a 20 July 1969 Associated Press dispatch: "Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. went to the moon today with a piece of Communion bread he will use there to symbolize fellowship with his home church on earth. When the Rev. M. Dean Woodruff [minister of the Webster Presbyterian church where Aldrin was an elder] brought out the bread for Communion, a portion of the loaf had been broken away. The minister explained that Aldrin took a portion of the loaf with him on the moon trip and at some time during the afternoon, after the moon landing is made, Aldrin would symbolically join the other parishioners in Communion during one of his rest periods." While he was, strictly speaking, not together with the other members of his church, they were together in spirit. So in that sense, at least, he wasn't really trying to have communion without sharing. Dave Barnhart In the news SBashoor - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:10pm In addition Clint's article at Cripplegate, here's a little blurb from a Texas news source about the recent anniversary of the event. Apparently his (old?) home church still thinks it's a big deal. They celebrate it every year. http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Webster-Presbyter... M. Scott Bashoor Happy Slave of Christ Sharing... vs. simulteneity Aaron Blumer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:34pm What about shut-ins and the hospitalized, etc.? Seems to me that being in the same place at the same time with the congregation is really important but not indispensable. You can "share" in what your church did somewhere else a few hours ago or last week. But I do think consciousness of the importance of fellowship is not optional. Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.