Sunday, May 15, is Pentecost Sunday, the culmination of the season of Easter. On this Sunday, we remember the story in Acts 2, about how faithful disciples of Christ gathered in Jerusalem after the resurrection and the Holy Spirit came to them and gathered them into a new community, which we now call the Church. There are many images that
represent the coming of the Spirit (wind, noise, flame, dove), but we most often place emphasis on the tongues of flame that appeared over those who had gathered, and red is the traditional color for Pentecost. You are invited to wear something red on May 15 as we celebrate the birthday of the Church.
The Pentecost Offering, one of four special offerings in the PC(USA), is one way we are connected to the mission of the larger church. The Pentecost Offering supports mission through child advocacy, youth ministry, and Young Adult Volunteer opportunities. The Pentecost Offering also allows congregations to keep 40% of the offering to be used locally, especially for ministries that benefit children at risk.