Did you know that the church has a birthday? It is called Pentecost and takes place 50 days after Easter. And what a day that first birthday was!
For forty days after Easter, Jesus appeared to the disciples to explain his death and resurrection. Then Jesus ascended to heaven. But before he went, he told the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit to come and fill them with power from heaven. For the next nine days the disciples prayed and on the tenth day, the Holy Spirit arrived in the form of a powerful wind that filled the whole house. Then, for a moment, separate little tongues of fire were seen above everyone's head. They felt the warmth and life that Jesus had always brought to them and they knew that the Holy Spirit had come to live in them forever. They were bursting with joy and went outside to tell others of their experience. On this day the church was born.
But the Holy Spirit will come and help you, because the Father will send the Spirit to take my place. The Spirit will teach you everything and will remind you of what I said while I was with you. John 14:26 (CEV)
The Holy Spirit came to the community of believers just as God had promised.
Believing in Jesus Christ allows the Holy Spirit to grow within us.
The Holy Spirit gives us power to tell the world about Jesus.
The good news of Jesus Christ is for all who will listen.
When the Holy Spirit lives in us we feel joy, peace and direction to make the right choice.
In Creation Station we will create crowns of waving flames
marked with God’s word in foreign languages.
Out of the whispery gibberish of tongues, Praising Puppets hear their names.
In Holywood, watch a video of the disciples receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Be the wind and the Holy Spirit as you touch the lives of disciples in Apostle's Playhouse.
Holywood – Amy McRae and Mary Hill
Creation Station – Liz Railton
Praising Puppets – Hope Brown, Jim and Tricia Deal
Apostle's Playhouse - Catherine Devins and Penny Beeler
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.