The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove

An Open and Affirming Church


Pentecost Sunday

Holy Spirit, Pentecost, that whole dramatic scene, first in the upper room and then moving down to the street where a crowd of visitors from around the known world gathered for Pentecost, the Feast of Weeks, a pilgrimage feast to celebrate the spring barley harvest 50 days after Passover.  It was more than an emotional event; it was a transformative event in the lives of those eleven disciples, the crowd who saw and heard them, and even today for believers and followers of the Christian faith.  Presbyterians by and large don’t get into Spirit stuff easily or comfortably.

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Welcome to First Presbyterian! As Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove, I welcome you to this site and to our church. We hope you will visit this site often and will also want to join us for Sunday morning worship or for some of our many other programs, ministries and events throughout the year. I know you will find among us a diverse and vibrant group of people working to make a difference in our world and community…As an open and affirming church we believe that ALL people are children of God. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the rich diversity and boundless gifts of all God’s children.Hope you can join us! If I can answer any questions about our church please feel free to contact me directly at,
Rev. Betsy Simpson – Pastor
 Betsy Simpson

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