BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rev. Susan Dorward led congregants at Brookdale Reformed Church in an outdoor Pentecost service Sunday afternoon.

The Christian holiday of Pentecost, celebrated the 49th day after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem. It is described in the Acts of the Apostles. 

Worshippers met outdoors, in front of the historic church, while practicing social distancing. 

Brookdale Reformed Church is located at 16 Bellevue Ave., Bloomfield NJ, near the north entrance to Essex County Brookdale Park.