On Sunday 28 May, we celebrate Pentecost! Pentecost Sunday closes the season of Easter. It is the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the colour red symbolises the flame associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Grow Ministries has put together some simple ideas to help your family celebrate. You could also incorporate these things in your worship service.
Invite everyone to wear red on Pentecost Sunday.
Balloons – Hang red, yellow and orange balloons from the ceiling.
Visual celebration – Decorate with the symbols of Pentecost: tongues of fire or doves.
Caring conversations – Read the reading from Acts 2:1–21. Invite family members (prepared beforehand) to share about the gifts God has given them and how they use them for ministry and spreading God’s word.
Provide a special ‘birthday party’ morning tea:
- Birthday cake! You could use candles that never blow out – talk about how the church will also never be extinguished!
- Sing Happy Birthday to the church.
- Other party food could include red, yellow and orange fruit platters.
- Red jelly cakes.
Here are some other great ideas from GIFT Pentecost for you to download: