In 2006, Episcopalians and Methodists formally entered into a period of Interim Eucharisitc Sharing. A little more information on that here. So, for a time, with the permission of each congregation’s bishop, United Methodists and Episcopalians can share in communion together, proved both clergy stand at the table, one liturgy is selected (from either denomination), and bread, wine, and grape juice are provided. The New York Conference of the United Methodist Church and Episcopal Bishop Christopher Epting joined together to share in worship and communion. What is the value in this? From an ecumenical standpoint it helps us explore the idea of the church universal, catholicity. From a long-term perspective, I wonder if this has any implications of being in permanent communion (Thomas Coke tried in his day).
I wonder where the general Methodist community stands on this topic.