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Is it too late to celebrate Pentecots this year? It's never too late THIS year!
...and besides, Pentecost is a "church season" not just a single Sunday.
Here are four things you can do right now to help families celebrate Pentecost at home. Post your ideas below!
1. Pentecost Windsock and/or streamers
Provide kids with a Pentecost Windsock kit, or make them yourself and drop off at member homes for display. Include a message and also BE the message of caring and connecting beyond the building. Remember: On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit kicked the disciples out of their room and into the street
See my notes below in a subsequent post about making a windsock or instructing families to do so with readily available materials.
2. Celebrate the Birthday of the Church
Drop off Cake Mix and Red Sprinkles for families to make a Pentecost Birthday Cake or Cupcakes with "red hots" or M&M mosaic of dove. Don't forget the "birthday" candles!
Make a shopping list of the birthday presents your CHURCH needs right now and ask families to shop for or donate some of the items. (hand wipes, TP, a pledge to come clean up a classroom?)
3. Share the Bible story online!
Questions to ask:
- What "language" do you speak more fluently? Action, Compassion, Kindness?
- Which kind of "fire" does your faith feel like: a spark, warm embers, hot coals, blazing logs. Why?
4. A Great Music Video to Share and Discuss
Start a Fire in My Soul by Unspoken was one of the most popular Christian contemporary songs of the past few years. Share the music video and some questions, like,
- "What was its visual message?"
- "What am I 'on fire' about in my life?"
- What causes, concerns, and actions would I like to catch fire for?"
- "Who do I need to 'collect' to help me just like they did in the video?"
- "How can our family TOGETHER make a difference in the world?"