It was clear that the visuals they created for their celebration had a significant impact on the congregation and could be an encouragement to the broader body, so I asked Pastor Edwin Gonzalez-Gertz to describe the process and final visual.For Pentecost 2012 at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia, we decided to visually depict the fire of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. First, using white copier paper from the recycle bin, the worship committee folded 150 paper cranes (but called them “doves” since they were for Pentecost).
Perhaps that sounds like a trivial question for theology, but what is the first color mentioned in the Bible?
Might it have any significance in God’s design for creation and redemption?
I feel weary when I hear about the “nones”—those who claim no religious belief.
I feel weary hearing about millennials leaving the church and thinking about all the energy exerted to keep them coming.
In the spring of 2014 I had the opportunity to visit Light of Hope Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia.