Trying to remember where you saw that Lenten resource for 2016? ECF Vital Practices shares a curated list of resources created by various faith based organizations. Over the next few weeks, we'll be adding resources to this list.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa invites you to join them in a Carbon Fast for Lent. Supported by the Anglican Communion's Environmental Network, this Lenten discipline challenges us to reflect on our impact on the Earth and to reduce the actions which damage God's Creation. Download the 40 actions here.
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Simple Changes: Faith and Food During Lent invites individuals and congregations to join with others to make simple, sustainable changes in their food choices that together can make a significant difference to the help of our planet.
Episcopal Relief & Development: 2016 Lenten Meditations
Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to "Walk the Path of Lent," this year’s devotional features reflections on spiritual practices written by ERD's staff, partners, and friends from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Available in English and Spanish in both printed and digital formats.
Discipleship is a daily practice. We try, we fail, we try again. The blessing is that we are never alone. Christ has promised to be with us and help us follow him. This is a place for story telling and recipe sharing, for honesty and hope. We will explore this central question: How do we grow as Christians ourselves and help younger people-- especially in our own families and churches-- to grow as Christians too? GrowChristians.org is a place to ponder the practical details of a life that glorifies God beyond Sunday morning and a place for you to find yourself at home in God. Coming Lent 2016. Sign up today.
Lent Madness 2016
For a fun and whimsical, but still reverential resource, check out Lent Madness, which is a project that is partnered with Forward Movement, the organization that supplies the Forward Day by Day tracts.
Lenten Series on Racial Injustice
This free online Lenten series of 5 courses is based on Trinity Institute's 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. Presenters include: Michael Curry, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Kelly Brown Douglas, Jennifer Harvey, and J. Kameron Carter. Available through Lent 2016 from ChurchNext.
A different type of Lenten discipline - a simple meditative practice involving reflection and drawing/doodling. Praying in Color offers four, free calendar templates and suggests ways one might use their calendar to reflect on a word or a name each day during Lent.
Ideas collected and colated by author Rachel Held Evans who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible belt. Includes questions for reflection, books to read, as well as fasts, disciplines, and rituals.
The recent economic crisis devasted the lives of many and revealed unsustainable patterns of consumption and self-interest. This Lent, join in prayerful self-reflection on our economic life with daily meditations and videos written and produced by the House of Bishops' Theology Committe. The Lenten calendar can help us recover and renew our economic imagination and celebrate specifi practices where the Spirit of God is moving in local congregations and communities to bring new life.
Find daily reflections and videos beginning Ash Wednesday, February 10 here.
Download the PDF of lessons for each day of Lent here.
Society of St. John the Evangelist: Lent 2016 Growing a Rule of Life
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The Brothers' 2016 Lenten series focuses on God as the chief gardener of our souls, as we seek out ways to grow into the fullness God desires. The series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a 'Rule of Life' to explore and cultivate our relationships with God,self, others, and creation. Learn more at ssje.org/growrule.
Written by staff of Wau Diocese in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, this is a simple Lent course designed for use by anyone anywhere. The course works by discussion and prayer, gives an African outlook on Christianity and focuses on particular issues relating to peace. This is the second Lent course created by Wau Diocese and it tries to stimulate participation, discovery and tackle hard issues in faith. Topics include, tribalism, domestic violence, trauma, the causes of friction and what we mean by peace.
Resources from Mustard Seed Association
Mustard Seed Association is a community-based organization that fosters shared values of simplicity, spirituality, sustainability and hospitality. Some of their Lenten resources are: