Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, and for us at Christ Episcopal Church, it is an exceptionally marvelous day, and one worthy of celebration. It’s time for our annual celebration of God’s universal love displayed through His diversity of many tongues and cultures, reflected in food and dress.
We have only one service this Sunday - June 9th - and it begins at 10:00 a.m. Pentecost is also an International Day for our parish family, so during this service we'll get to hear the Gospel read in several different languages, and all parishioners are encouraged to wear clothing that helps reflect your upbringing and traditions.
After Pentecost Day service, we will host a parish-wide potluck gathering, and hope that you'll all bring a favorite, flavorful dish to share with the rest of the Christ Church family. In addition to our traditional pot-luck fare, there’s an exciting new addition... we will host a friendly jollof rice competition as part of our Pentecost & International Day celebration. Jolloff rice is a staple dish in West Africa, centered around white rice cooked in tomato sauce - but each dish can offer its own regional twist. We'll have the opportunity to sample jolloff rice from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana, and as it's a competition, all parishioners will blindly taste each jolloff rice dish, and assign a score to each. We will then tabulate the scores, and declare a winner!
If you have any questions, or wish to assist us in the set-up and service of Sunday's festivities, please contact the Church Office.
We look forward to seeing you all on June 9th!