Building Faith Does Pentecost: 9 Helpful Posts

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:8



Planning for Pentecost
Whether you minister in a church, school, or home, Pentecost is a special holy day to celebrate and teach. Building Faith has compiled a set of helpful articles with everything from teaching tips to crafts; prayers to activities. Blessings to you and yours as you rejoice in the Holy Spirit!

3 Teaching Points for Pentecost
Pentecost is more than a party! This post explores why this Pentecost is a great feast day: what it meant to Jesus’ disciples and what it means to us today.




Two Spirit Filled Books for Pentecost
From Paraclete Press, two books to investigate the Feast of Pentecost and the whole season after it. The Day When God Made Church, for children, includes ideas for celebrating Pentecost in church and at home. 40 Days With the Holy Spirit is a devotional journal for adults. You can also watch a new video about illustrating The Day When God Made Church.


Prayer for Pentecost
Sister Joan Chittister offers a powerful and inspiring prayer. “May our own hearts burst into flame so that no obstacle, no matter how great, ever obstructs the message of the God within each of us.” 




Practical and Fun Ideas for Pentecost
Unique and memorable ideas for sharing the joy of Pentecost with your congregation. Sharon Ely Pearson offers a host of ideas including songs, books, and crafts.




It’s Pentecost – Let’s Party
Elizabeth Windsor offers four practical ideas to help your church have fun on Pentecost. From clothing to cake – after all, it is the birth day of the Church!




Pentecost Fire Sticks
A fun and easy make-it-yourself using ribbons. This is one of our “Home Practices,” and works well for all ages. Includes scripture and simple directions.




Two Fire Crafts for Pentecost
Sharon Ely Pearson shares the materials and steps for making acetate flames and paper candles to signify God’s power as it came upon the disciples in Acts 2.




Pentecost Call to Worship
Lutheran Pastor Diane Roth has created a call to worship for the Day of Pentecost. This call and response prayer invites us all into the ongoing action of the Holy Spirit.




Decorating for Pentecost
Barnabas in Churches, a UK group with a terrific website, has compiled liturgical and decorative ideas using all the symbols of Pentecost.




Bonus: More Crafts and Activities for Pentecost
The following links are not Building Faith articles, but we just had to share them.

Pentecost in a Bag
Flame Creative Children’s Ministry, out of the U.K., has lots of ideas, including this terrific and educational storybag activity.

Flame Hats for Pentecost
Lacy, at Catholic Icing, has a great way to wear flames on your head, among other crafts and songs suitable for home or class.


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