Most traditional Mennonite churches have two parts to the Communion service – footwashing and the serving of the “bread and wine,” or what we refer to as the Lord’s Supper. In some of the more modern groups, Communion is only the serving of the Lord’s Supper. In these groups, footwashing is a separate service held maybe once or twice a year. On Maundy Thursday many congregations have a light meal together, observe the Lord’s Supper, and have footwashing. The number of times a congregation observes Communion is a decision of that congregation. Many observe it quarterly, others twice a year.