We hiked a mountain at 5 am, in cold rain, and nearly froze to death for the sake of the art. The introverted among us needed breaks. The organized among us needed a plan, and the late among us, well, ran late. We worked through meals, neglected sleep and every ounce of self care, due to poor communication. We carried our egos too closely to the surface, grappled with disappointment, failed to see the hurt on one another’s faces, and had to find the strength within us to say,
“Stop, I need to talk.”
June 12th, 5:45 am EDT: Mass shooting in Orlando night club.
My alarm rang in tandem with the BBC news update.
Sighing with a mix of fatigue and desperation, I felt ashamedly numb to the "news" that hardly feels like anything new. I set my phone and emotions aside, hurrying to prepare for my work later that morning at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian.
We sat together at a small urban table by the window, the leaves shuffling down the sidewalk like a fall parade led by the wind. And for two hours my hands stayed clasped around my mug, while Lisle’s hands moving freely through the space—painting pictures in my mind and sketches in her notebook—of this idea she could not name.
We talked about art, about the Spirit, about the church and what She needs. We talked about her training and my lack thereof. We talked about caffeine and seminary courses, and women in ministry. And all along, she was twirling.
In these ink meditations, artist Hannah Garrity explores the interplay between the three persons of the Trinity. Fluid and free, these abstract dancing figures express movement, intimacy, and connection.
A Trinitarian Call/Response Liturgy
(Feel free to adapt or use this liturgy written by Lisle Gwynn Garrity)
Father, Son, Holy Spirit,
God is both three and One, many in unity.
But how can it be?
Below is an overview of all of the resources we have created for Pentecost.
Even if you have your eye on one or two of the resources, our vision is for you to incorporate the entire bundle of resources into your ministry to:
- engage all learning styles and abilities
- provide options for children and youth to actively participate during worship
- foster connection and relationship-building within your community
- welcome all, through engaging visuals and creative opportunities, to join you in your worship and ministry
- invite everyone to see and experience Pentecost in new light