This Sunday is Pentecost!
Pentecost gets its name from the number 50 (Pente- 50th day), and it is originally (and still is) a Jewish festival called “Shavuot,” or the “Feast of Weeks,” celebrating the time when the Hebrew people received Torah on Mount Sinai. The Jewish faith celebrates Shavuot on the 50th day following Passover. It is a time to remember the covenant that God has made and to remember who they are as a people.
In the Christian faith, Pentecost is a time to remember that covenant that God has made through Jesus Christ. It is a fulfilled promise that the Holy Spirit will come to reveal truth, justice, provide comfort, and to help the church continue to grow. We are asked to wear RED on Pentecost Sunday as we experience the Spirit as tongues of fire. How has the Spirit been working in your life? How will you keep the fire of the Spirit alive? I look forward to celebrating and exploring with you this Sunday!
*Other Announcements: June 4: GraduationSunday; Communion
June 7: Story Time (10 am) and Crafty Kids (11 am) in Gathering Grounds
June 15: Youth Pizza and Smoothie Party in Gathering Grounds @ 12 pm
Rev. Jill Moffett
Lead Pastor, Ford Street UMC
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