The disciples were hiding out in a house in Jerusalem after Jesus ascended into heaven, scared to do much more than be together. When Godâs Holy Spirit came upon them at the first Pentecost, it wasnât that they received courage, wisdom, or a nice bottle of wine but that they started speaking in other languages.Â Chiroptera
Wear red or orange! Listen to scripture read in many languages. Celebrate Christian diversity and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Bring a dish from your homeland or family heritage to share. All are welcome.
Some people, citing depressing statistics and a growing number of popular books written by famous atheists, say that weâre in the midst of the unstoppable decline of Christianity and church-going. But you know, I wonder if church was really ever a place where âeveryoneâ went?Â In the 1950s, there was a dramatic jump in the Read more
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.