Our summer season here at First UMC will kick off June 9th, Pentecost Sunday. That’s the day the church was born. Peoples of all languages and races and backgrounds and cultures and perspectives and opinions—all people were gathered together. By the power of the Holy Spirit, they were amazed to discover that they could all clearly understand one another. They could all recognize the presence of the living God in one another.
In times such as ours that seem so rancorous and conflict-filled, when people talk or shout past one another far more than listening, understanding, and respecting one another….
In such a time as this, may Summer bring moments for the fresh, life-giving winds of the Holy Spirit to refresh our hearts and minds, renewing our hope, and our trust in the awesome power of God.