Cooking for people with allergies can be difficult, especially if you aren’t used to cooking that way! People with allergies are, however, real people with real needs. They deal with their allergies every day of their lives. The church can be a blessing to them by finding out about their allergies and working with them. Communion time is a great time to show love and respect for sincere Christians who have to deal with allergies.
Communion bread is easy to make using my recipe. Using gluten free flour makes the bread gluten free. If you choose your gluten free flour carefully, you can also make it soy free or maize free. My husband is pastor of our mission church and must eat gluten free. We also have people who need soy free or dairy free diets. I make all our communion bread with this recipe that can work for everyone in our church.
Just recently I’ve discovered some crackers that also work for communion. If you hunt around, you may also find some that work for you.
If you picture yourself as a Christian who, because of allergies, could never again take communion, you’ll realize what a blessing your allergy friendly communion bread can be. With a little effort you can include every Christian in your church in your communion service.