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The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission


Pentecost Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter, is one of the greatest mission festivals of the Christian year. Pentecost is also linked to baptism and rebirth in Christ. In many congregations, individuals confess their faith and join the church on Pentecost.

Methodism's founders, John and Charles Wesley, published a small collection of Pentecost poems and hymns, Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving for the Promise of the Father (1746).

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