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Dance in the Spirit of Unity

Dance can bring healing, express joy, and proclaim good news. Dance also brings unity. During the season of Pentecost, we are reminded of the unity that the Holy Spirit brings to the church. Dancing together in the Spirit of unity is a wonderful way to worship!

Liturgical dance is functional in the sense that it takes place in the liturgical flow of a worship gathering. Just as congregational singing takes place within that liturgical flow, so can congregational movement. In this article I will share two ways to get the congregation moving: one with congregational song, the other through prayer.

“Spirit of the Living God” is a great song for Pentecost and a wonderful affirmation of faith. The following choreography can be used with a small group of dancers forming a circle, or you could teach it to the whole congregation as they sit or stand in the pews.