Pentecost

Pentecost is one of the most joyous times of the year for the Christian Church to celebrate and engage its local community. And it's not just a day long, or even a week long, celebration. The season of Pentecost runs from the end of Easter to the beginning of Advent, enabling the church to consider many different ways of marking the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst. Take a look at some of these great resources, and get in touch if you have some resources that have worked for you.

Christian Traditions for Pentecost - Some helpful thoughts around baptism, Pentecost colours, the image of the dove and the mighty wind.

The Festival of Shavuot/Pentecost - What is the Festival of Pentecost all about? This handy guide explains it all step by step ... Shavuot, The Day of First Fruits, The Harvest Festival, The Time of the Giving of Our Torah, Reading the Book of Ruth, Tongues of Fire ... and then gives plenty of practical ideas and suggestions for you to try in your Church.

Resources for Pentecost - There are some great resources on places like YouTube which effectively tell the story, especially for children and young people. Here's some videos to get your message of Pentecost across, and also some crafts and other ideas.

Three New Testament Witnesses to the Ministry of the Holy Spirit - Take a look at some helpful notes. It is hoped that these sets of notes may provide some ideas and starting points for preaching and for Bible study groups.

Thy Kingdom Come - Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost (in 2019 this will be May 30-June 9) for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. The hope is that people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family; churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
 and people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Thy Kingdom Come have a wide variety of excellent resources to help individuals, families and churches take part. There are Church Packs, worship, prayers and service templates, tips on running 24-7 prayer, prayer walking, novel ideas and activities for families and young people and services including the new Kingdom Kit & Messy Church ... and much more. Take a look.
 

All Age Worship Resources - This website contains some great resources to enable people of all ages to worship, learn from the Bible, pray together and grow in their love for Jesus. There are five resources for Pentecost - including a puppet script, a complete all age service and short talks - all in handy to download PDF format.