Pentecost is this Sunday and I for one am READY! In fact I ordered some Saltwaters in Red just so I would be ready to be decked out from head to toe in the liturgical color of this special day.
“Why do so many Christians make a big deal out of this one Sunday?” you may be asking (and a decade ago I was asking this question too..)
Well, Pentecost is the “Birthday of the Church” Fifty days after Easter Christians celebrate the day the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles, causing them to speak in tongues, which people (who were visiting Jerusalem) from all over could actually understand. Therefore Pentecost celebrates the day that the love and grace of Christ began to be shared and spread to EVERYONE, no barriers, no divides.
Which is something I find to be worthy of big celebrations and dancing with our red shoes on!
For this weekends interweb round-up I thought I would share a few other Pentecost celebration ideas I found online, ideas that I thought you might like as well…
As much as I love these, I think I would have to leave off the eyes. I just can’t imagine biting the head off – it’s a little too Ozzy for me…
Ok these are so adorable that we are going to make them at church on Sunday.
The fireball on top is the BEST.
Great video from my friends at Trinity Wall Street Episcopal in NYC.
If you don’t go to a church that celebrates Pentecost and you and your family want to learn more, this is a great place to start.
Adorable video for kids of all ages – I showed this at our youth group Sunday night and then we used Lego’s to re-create Holy Spirit bible stories . This would be a great way to introduce Pentecost to kids.
One of the popular ways to celebrate Pentecost is by serving either a spicy OR a flame-kissed meal. I have long been intimidated by the grill, so I thought it was perfect timing that this episode on Girls and Grills came out from the Sorta Awesome crew just in time for Pentecost! So ladies, grab those tongs and start those grills, and cook what the spirit leads!
I love this coloring sheet from Flame Creative Children’s Ministry ! Such as easy and mellow way for kids of all ages to celebrate.
My own Rhubarb Pepper Jelly recipe – created especially for Pentecost!
So there you go – some fun and relatively low-stress ways to celebrate this wonderful day at home or in community!
Happy Pentecost Friends,