May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday

Hi Everyone,

This Sunday we remember the arrival of the Holy Spirit on that first day of Pentecost. I tell the story in the video and use a visual to help remind us of the incredible transformation the tongues of fire brought to the disciples. As well the Pentecost challenge pictures are part of the video.

There is a craft suggestion from Bronwen to help us celebrate the Holy Spirit and the gifts it bring along with some pictures of a finished craft.

May has two activities for us this week both which help us take advantage of the nice weather and help remind us of the unseen movement of the Holy Spirit.

Last but not least, I have included a link to a package of material from Children’s Illustrated Ministry which they are making available to us free of charge. This week there are some things to colour from the story and a word scramble to solve. As well I’ve included a link to the Pentecost Picture (which we used in the Pentecost Challenge) in case you didn’t have a chance to colour it.

At the bottom is a link to last week’s Children’s Worship Page and a link to more activities which our storytellers and doorkeepers have offered as ways to help in these long days.

Take Care and Stay Well,

Rev. Peter



I Wonder Questions:
I wonder what the disciples felt when the heard the wind?

I wonder what the disciples felt when the tongues of fire rested on them?

I wonder what it would have been like to see that happen?

I wonder why we tell this story each year?

An activity to help remember the story…

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit appeared as wind and fire. To reflect on this story, create a flaming Pentecost Wind Twist. Begin by cutting a circle out of a piece of cardboard or fun foam. Then, cut a spiral into the circle, all the way to the centre of the circle. Decorate your spiral. You can use tissue paper, construction paper, or paint to create flames. Then, we decorated our Wind Twist with the word Peace in a variety of languages. You can use markers, stickers, magazines, or other craft supplies you have at your house. Attach a string to the centre of the Wind Twist and hang it up to blow in the wind.

Still more you can do…

The Holy Spirit is the presence of God which moves around us and within us which we can not see but can feel. A rushing wind is part of the Pentecost Story and this week there are two crafts, a wind twirler (similar to the previous craft but with some different ideas you can do) and a kite, which you can do to help remember the unseen yet constant presence of God in the world.

Pentecost Wind Twirler and Kite Craft

  • Acts 2:1-12 devotional, illustration, and coloring page
  • Children’s worship bulletin


Pentecost Challenge Picture

This is the last week this material will be available to us and we are grateful for the generousity of Children’s Illustrated Ministry for providing these materials and helping enrich our weekly activity.


Previous Children’s Story and Activities