Today we celebrate the Day of Pentecost, fifty days following the events of Easter. It's the birthday of the Church of Jesus Christ. It's not Cold Spring Church's birthday, or the birthday of any particular neighborhood congregation. On the Day of Pentecost we recall Jesus' promised Holy Spirit giving then and forever with followers of Jesus Christ. Birthdays are special.
We know that our earliest months influence the rest of our lives in the most profound ways. These experiences shape us as we grow and learn in ever changing contexts. The same is true for organizations, including the community of faith. This week we look at the birth story of the Church on the Day of Pentecost from Acts 2. Happy Birthday, Church!