On Sunday, May 24th, St. George's will be celebrating the festival of Pentecost. This day is often called the "birthday of the church" as it commemorates the story of the gift of the Holy Spirit falling like "tongues of fire" on Jesus' followers as told in Acts chapter 2. For Christians, Pentecost Sunday is a day to celebrate the hope evoked by the knowledge that God is at work in the world, and bringing newness and life among our communities.
You are invited to wear red on Pentecost. Red is the traditional colour of Pentecost and symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit. We'll celebrate with a finger-food lunch following the Sunday, so you are encouraged to bring sandwiches, cheese, vegetables and all manner of other easily handled foods to mark this special occasion.