In the season of Pentecost, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit as a force of regeneration and renewal, in our own lives and among God’s people around the world. We are particularly reminded that the youth of society everywhere, to whom we would look for the promise of spiritual transformation and growth, are also those most vulnerable to the crippling handicaps of poverty, discrimination, violence, and the distractions of a spiritually empty culture. Our Pentecost offering will be collected on Pentecost Sunday, June 12. Checks may be put in the special envelopes, or simply designated “Pentecost” on the memo line. Please be generous in support of this valuable work of our church.