The Pentecost Story is recorded in the New Testament Book of Acts, chapter 2. Scripture tells us that the sound of the blowing of a violent wind filled the house where Jesus’ followers were praying. They saw what looked like tongues of fire above one another’s heads. They felt themselves filled with the Holy Spirit. After this happened, believers began to go into the streets telling everyone they met about Jesus Christ. Following Peter’s sermon, many were baptized, and the church began to grow. Because of this, we call Pentecost the birth of the church.
Red is the color of Pentecost, and it signifies the tongues of flames seen over the heads of those praying together and the gift and work of the Holy Spirit. Don’t forget to wear red to church on Sunday!