Such a pretty tree. Even the enormous conservatory was home to a tall spruce trimmed in the traditional way with lights and colorful Christmas balls, a mass of red poinsettias at its base like a lush living tree skirt.
Pentecost, The Holy Spirit Descended like a Dove. Cut out on cardstock, doves, decorated by the Sunday School, with handwritten scriptural verses by the adults, attached to helium balloons (red), symbolic of the tongues of fire that were on each of the believers. These are waiting in the narthex entryway on Pentecost Sunday, and after the service, one is taken by each member, and released outside, symbolic of the releasing of the Holy Spirit in our own lives.