We're a group of progressive young (and less young) adults who gather for dinner and Bible Study, which often leads to conversations about social justice, life struggles, God's sense of humor, and Doctor Who/Star Wars/whatever geeky topic is current that week. We started this group because we wanted a safe and welcoming place to discuss faith and the Bible as progressive, gay and straight Christians (though ALL are welcome), to laugh and be irreverent, and to share the highs and lows of life in real community. We'll meet twice a month and occasionally have special events - movies, game nights, hiking and such.
Pentecost--when the Holy Spirit descended on and filled Christ's followers after he ascended into heaven--came at time of uncertainty in the early Jesus movement. The church today in the midst of a pandemic also faces uncertainty about the future. Looking back to Pentecost (which we celebrate this Sunday) for inspiration and solace, we look ahead to how the church might be transformed by the current public health crisis, how death might give birth to life.