More than 6,000 sign up for Virtual Pentecost events
Since it was launched on 1 March 2021, more than 6,000 Christians have already registered to say that they will be 'in one accord' as part of the UK and Ireland's largest online Virtual Pentecost Prayer Gathering taking place on Sunday 23 May.
Those who have already registered represent church congregations from across the whole of the family of nations across the UK bringing together a wide sense of unity.
The 'In One Accord' events will unite Christians and churches in two virtual gatherings, one a church service in the morning and a national virtual celebration style event in the afternoon.
The call this coming Pentecost Sunday is to unite the church around praying for revival, unity and healing for our communities as we emerge from the pandemic.
Both National Celebrations will take place on Sunday 23 May; firstly, a church service which will take place at 11am. Churches are being encouraged to consider linking into this service as part of their Sunday service on Pentecost Sunday.
The largest virtual national prayer gathering will begin at 2pm with a focus on uniting the Church and is open to everyone from across Scotland, Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and Wales. Further details for the gathering are still being finalised.
Speaking about Virtual Pentecost, Dr Jonathan Oloyede of the National Day of Prayer and Worship said: "Since we went public last week with the announcement of Virtual Pentecost, it has been amazing to see the message being so well received by Christians and local church leaders to unite the Church on 23 May.
“It's particularly encouraging to see the breakdown of those registering from across different parts of the nation, languages and Christian traditions. God is on the move!"
Adding this voice to those supporting Virtual Pentecost, Andy Frost, Director of Share Jesus International said: "This has been a tough season for all of us but one of the encouraging things has been the growing recognition of the importance of prayer.
“Everything has been shaken but we have been reminded that God is unshakable. It’s been so encouraging to journey with Pastor Jonathon Oloyede over the years as he has brought together different streams of the Church together in prayer.
“This Pentecost will be a unique opportunity for us all to come together as one Church to pray for our nation at this critical moment. You can count me in!"
To register to take part in Virtual Pentecost 2021, please visit www.virtualpentecost.com