Local religious leaders will host the celebration of Pentecost

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The Christian Ministerial Fellowship will host a two-part community Pentecost celebration on June 5.

The fellowship is a group of clergy (of various denominations) who meet monthly to share a meal, learn about community efforts and sponsor one another in religious and ministerial callings, Mark Kiekhaefer said. , pastor of Living Hope Church. The community meets on the third Thursday of each month. In the past, the group sponsored community Thanksgiving services, but decided on a community Pentecost service after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free celebration for all ages will begin with a volunteer fair from 5-6 p.m. at Ellis Porter Riverside Park, 1425 Riverside Drive in Jefferson City.

The fair will feature a number of groups looking to increase their volunteer bases, who will have tables set up, so they can answer questions and recruit new volunteers. Expected participants are River City Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground Community Building, Transformational Housing, Jefferson City Room at the Inn, Catholic Charities Afghan Resettlement Program, Missouri Faith Voices and others.

A Pentecost service will follow the volunteer fair, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the amphitheater, and will include songs, prayers and messages about the gift of the Holy Spirit.

“It’s the first time for an event like this,” Kiekhaefer said. “I hope Christians from a number of different congregations will come, worship and think again about how they can serve our community in an ongoing way.”

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