Lent and Easter Resources
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Find devotions and meditations to help you during this season of preparation.
Devotions and meditations
- Upper Room Online Daily Devotional
- Lenten and Easter meditations from UMW
- Reflections and features from Global Ministries
- Upper Room Daily Reflections
- How Beautiful (2013 Lenten devotional guide from Society of St. Andrew)
- Bread on the Way to the Cross (UMC.org meditation series)
- 40 Ideas for Keeping Lent Holy
- 7 awesome ideas for Holy Week and Easter
- When keeping Sabbath, simply rest
- Got ashes? Chicago church takes Lent to the streets
- Pastors debate value of Lenten sacrifices
- Lent: A Time to Fast and Pray
- Read and reflect throughout Lent (Suggestions for Lenten reading)
- Lent 101
- Simplicity: A Lenten Path
- Lent: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!
- Time for Change: Reflections on Lent and Easter
- Where Does the Term "Good Friday" Come From?
Discover ways for your family to celebrate Lent and Easter.
- 2013 Family Study for Lent
- Making Ash Wednesday Accessible for Children
- Stewardship Nuggets for Families and Children: Family Lenten Offering
- Coins for Lent
- Observing Holy Week in the Home
- Easter Devotional for Families
- Sharing Easter with Your Children
Find liturgies, prayers, and lectionary and preaching helps for the season.
- Ash Wednesday Resources from GBOD
- Lenten Resources from GBOD
- Planning for Worship during Lent, Year C
- Preaching Through the Season of Lent
- Creating Lenten Spirituality Centers (video from Central UMC, Florence, S.C.)
- Rethinking stations of the cross
- New ways of praying at Lent
- Lenten worship displays provide focus
- Connecting Worship and Daily Living in Lent
- Living Lent: Focus on Conversion and Baptism as You Plan Your Lenten Services
- Worship displays provide focal point during Lent
- What should we do about singing "Alleluia" during Lent?
- Water and Ashes Do Not Mix!
- Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Holy Week and Easter
- Maundy Thursday in an Alternative/Emergent Mode
- Maundy Thursday worship planning helps
- How Shall We Observe Good Friday?
- Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley: A Tenebrae Service
- The Great Vigil of Easter
- A New Great Thanksgiving for Eastertide
Involve your small group in a seasonal study.
- Upper Room Lenten Study Guide 2013
- New studies for Lent 2013
- Keeping the Faith: Contemporary Spiritual Practices for Contemporary Christians (Study for Young Adults Northern Illinois Conference)
- The Miracles of Jesus (online Lenten retreat)
- Journey to Hope (Intergenerational study and sermon series from Rethink Church)
- Forgiveness (Reflections and activities from Interpreter Magazine and UMC.org)
- Rethinking Stations of the Cross
- Good Friday Cross Journey
- Easter Church Drama
- Easter Cross Walk
- Chuck Knows Church