The season of Pentecost begins on June 9 and it is a time for us to celebrate God’s gift of the Spirit to the Church. Although the Spirit arrived in a dramatic way as described in the story in Acts 2, we read about references to it many years before – such as Ezekiel’s declaration that God will put a “new spirit” within us. Sometimes we think of the gift of the Spirit as one gift, but it is actually a gift of many gifts. So, the series for June and July will be “A New Spirit.”
The many gifts we will consider will include peace, hope, freedom, gentleness, growth, and glory. The messages will complement the “Summer of Spiritual Practices” which the ministers and Dee Decker, Communications Coordinator, are organizing.