SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: PENTECOST SUNDAY
Children look forward to this joyful Christian feast each year. Churches are full of red and yellow, even parishioners wear red and there are doves EVERYWHERE!
This has been a 50 day journey from Easter so I have included instructions for making a Pentecostal wreath so children can remember all the steps since Palm Sunday.
Pentecost means the fiftieth day in Ancient Greek- starting from the day after Easter Sunday. It was originally celebrated in Judaism as the Feast of Weeks and is still celebrated as Shavuot in Judaism and commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai. It is also known as the Festival of First Fruits and can be tied in with harvest thanksgiving. (Depending where you are in the world- I am in Perth so it is Autumn for us!)
In England it is called Whitsunday (White Sunday) and the Monday following is a public holiday!
It is often called the birthday of the Church.
I have also suggested serving up a strawberry decorated cake to mark the occasion. (The strawberries look like tongues of fire!) The cake also celebrates the birthday of the Church.
This very full lesson package has a Bible Reading, detailed lesson plan, a new song, worksheets and suggestions and instructions for some Pentecostal crafts. To be honest there is enough in this lesson for 2 weeks! (That could probably be said for most of my lessons!) I am an over-planner!
Enjoy and bless you!
• Pictures for Pentecostal Wreath- in colour and black and white
• PENTECOST TREE - FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT stimulus picture and a colouring version, Pentecost Song
• Dove necklaces template and larger dove shape if you need it.
• Pentecost Day colouring, Cross and flames colouring or collage
• Parent feedback sheet