As several of you know, I have been attending the Primitive Baptist Church for a little over a year. I enjoy the people, the sermons, and the fellowship. However, I have sat through 2 communions now that I was unable to participate in due to the fact that I'm not a member. Never mind that I've been a baptised Christian for many years and was baptised a Baptist at 14. The church I was a member of for many years had open communion (for any believer walking with Christ). I do know that Catholics and some Lutheran Churches have closed communion though. Yesterday, I went into the fellowship hall (where we have our meal) and puttered around until the service was over. They had the usual song and hand-shaking after communion was over, but I decided to opt out of the hand-shaking this time. I'm thinking that I won't try to go at all the next time they have a communion Sunday. I don't care to get re-baptised, and that seems to be their requirement for membership. Thoughts on this?????