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Pentecost, (or end of sunday school yr celebration) Cut outs on cardstock, doves, decorated by the Sunday School, with handwritten scriptural verses by the adults, attached to helium balloons (red), symbolic of the tongues of fire that were on each of the believers. These are waiting in the narthex entryway on Pentecost Sunday, and after the service, one is taken by each member, and released outside, symbolic of the releasing of the Holy Spirit in our own lives.
About John Calvin
John Calvin (1509-1564), French subject who became an early convert to the ideas of Martin Luther. As a “protestant” his life in Catholic France was difficult. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, becoming the theocratic dictator of the Geneva canton in 1541. Calvin’s harsh and restrictive social and religious laws are the foundation of the future Presbyterian branch of the Protestant church. His was a hard and unforgiving doctrine.