Pentecost is the ending of the fifty days of Easter. We celebrate the Holy Spirit descending as flames of fire upon the earliest followers of Jesus, and that is why this is often referred to as the birthday of the church. The Holy Spirit is often depicted with images of a dove, but also of fire, and so we wear red on this day to honor the Holy Spirit, whose work within and around us sustains and guides us in our life of love and service.
This is one of the four prescribed days for baptism, and we will celebrate our 17th & 18th baptism in just over 2 years! If you feel called to baptism for yourself, or for your child, see Mother Diana.