Sunday, June 12, 2011

Come Holy Spirit .... Pentecost Sunday Celebration

Pentecost is a fun time at Christ Church ... we do a lot of fun and symbolic things to celebrate this Christian holy day. Since Pentecost is known as the "birthday" of the Christian Church, we have balloons, songs, after worship we have cake and goodies, and we also have a balloon and paper dove release too. We had asked parishioners to write a message on a dove cut out, then we attached them to the balloons that we decorated the Chapel and Church with on Sunday.

It was an early day for me... arrived at 7 a.m. to start blowing up the helium filled balloons for the 8 a.m. Chapel Service. ...

Following the early service, the Chapel group released their balloons with the messages on the doves... Doves are symbolic of the Holy Spirit too.

In the meantime, I was filling another 70-80 balloons to decorate the Church with for the 10 a.m. Pentecost Service and Baptism.

We also had a balloon/dove release following the late service, followed by a reception for the newly baptised (Rich), and to celebrate Pentecost.

It was fun to be able to use our new narthex and garden courtyard for the reception too!

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