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To be an instrument for
God’s transformation of individuals
and society by
Welcoming
all who come our way;
Seeking
those who have not come;
Teaching
the message of  Christ’s Love
in word and deed;
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for those in need of
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partners in their struggle
for justice both locally and
throughout the world.

From The Pastor

 

The Power and Possibilities of Pentecost

       One of the most terrifying and destructive elements of nature is the wind in a furious storm, hurricane or tornado.  It has power to destroy homes and communities in merely minutes.  Consider also the possibilities of a different ‘wind’ – which comes with the healing powers of God.

                        “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all

                        together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the

                        blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and

                        filled the whole house where they were sitting. 

                        They saw what seemed to be tongues of

                        fire that separated and came to rest on each of  them.

                       All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began

                       to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them…”

                                                                        (Acts. 2. 1-4)

            Throughout his ministry, Jesus had told the disciples about the gift of the Holy Spirit: the helper, the comforter who would come to them after Jesus had returned to heaven.  Imagine the excitement of the disciples at Pentecost when they were actually able to understand about this great gift Jesus had told them about.

            The wind is something we cannot see.  But we can see the effects the wind has on other things.  So at times, it seems to be with the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We cannot point to the presence of God in the Spirit – but we surely know of God’s effect in strengthening and supporting us

            Look forward to a special celebration of the Day of Pentecost this June 4th.  On that extraordinary Sunday, we will celebrate the “birthday” of the church, as the Winds of Pentecost first blew through the people of God.  We recognize those graduating, young children will enjoy fun and games following the service and all will partake of our delicious Chicken Barbeque.

We will discover more about the Gift of the Spirit on Pentecost.  .

            Blessings and peace,