In England (and in many Roman Catholic traditions), Pentecost is also known as Whit Sunday, Whitsun, or Whit, meaning “White Sunday,” a name derived from the white garments that were worn by those newly baptized. A lot of confirmations take place on this day. Plus, Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in many countries with Christian traditions (sadly – not in the United States).
I hear that on Pentecost Sunday at Bascomb, many people will be wearing red. This is the color of Pentecost and I promise to promote that tradition in the years to come. I love having FUN with the Christian year. The Worship Committee agreed that we’ll stay RED for Pentecost through the summer before we go GREEN in September to celebrate KINGDOMTIDE – the growth of the church. We are in a great season - the birthday of the church (Pentecost) and the growth of the church (Kingdomtide). We are all about inviting more people to join in the FUN!