Update from Rev. Francesca Fortunato, Children and Youth Ministry Leader
On May 20th, Pentecost Sunday, we will read Acts 2, and discuss the gifts that were given to the communities of Jesus’ followers on that day (especially the gift of tongues, which made it possible for people with many different languages to understand each other and pray together). We will also talk about the tradition of viewing Pentecost as “the birthday of the church,” and why it’s so wonderful to celebrate the fact that we are church. For our creative response, we will make necklaces and bracelets using beads and string in the Pentecost flame colors, to wear, and to give to others, as an expression of joy in the presence of the Holy Spirit.