Pentecost, 2019

At that first Pentecost, the gathered Church began to live into their gifts.  We know Holy Spirit will not leave nor forsake us! In our time, the Massachusetts Council of Churches sees the wide variety of gifts at work across the Commonwealth.

This Pentecost week, we will be telling three stories of how we are doing work that demonstrates how the combined witness of Christians across Massachusetts is stronger than any one church or denomination could be on their own.

The Holy Spirit has been prompting us for some time to acknowledge the ways racism has divided the Body of Christ and compromised our common witness. On September 20, we will convene a night of worship in commemoration of Black resiliency, marking the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans set foot in Jamestown.  400 Years events will involve a wide variety of leadership from Black Christian communities across the Commonwealth, providing opportunity for lament, celebration, learning, and above all, honoring the enduring, faithful witness of the black Church.  We hope you will join us.

The Massachusetts Council of Churches is uniquely able to do these things that no single church or denomination could do alone. We do this work together. We need your support.  We hope you will join us as we strive to follow where the Spirit leads, with a one-time or monthly gift!  Thank you for your prayers and partnership!

In hope,
 Rev. Laura      |     (617) 523-2771