The Christian holiday
of Pentecost is an event sometimes called the “birthday of the church” because
it marks the day that Jesus’ disciples began to share the story of Jesus and
invite others to share in their faith in Jesus as the Son of God.
On Pentecost, we
invite the same Spirit that filled the disciples that day to transform our
Even more important
than looking backward and remembering what God did two thousand years ago, we
look forward and invite the Spirit to pull us into the future.
The Holy Spirit has a way of turning things upside down. The story of Acts is all about
how the lives of the disciples got turned upside down – and by extension, how
the world turned upside down by this new, Spirit-filled faith.
On Pentecost we
invite this disruptive presence of God into our own lives.
fruit of the Spirit, says Paul, is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control. These are what we seek to live into, how we seek to transform the
world, and the evidence of the Spirit at work in our lives and in the world.
Join us as we celebrate and explore all that Pentecost means for