Lenten Resources

Lent is a time when Jesus calls us to cultivate our relationship with God. Here are some resources to help cultivate that relationship.

Comment below if you have anything to add!

Lenten Resources:

Mercy Center by the Sea
They have a Lenten retreat this Saturday, February 13th, and the Center is always available for day and overnight visits. When there is not so much snow on the ground, they also have an awesome labyrinth.
https://www.mercybythesea.org

Lenten Soup Supper Series: Journeying with God through the Wilderness
Embark on a journey as we explore our faith stories, discover the stories of others and enjoy delicious food. Leaders will include Lisa Laing, a certified Interplay leader, the Rev. Jennifer Zogg who completed a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Zahir Mannan, a leader in the Connecticut Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Check out the flyer!

Standing Naked Before God: The Art of Public Confession before God by Molly Phinney Baskette
A riveting book that talks about the love, grace and transformation that people have received through public confession during worship at First Church Somerville UCC.  http://www.amazon.com/Standing-Naked-Before-God-Confession/

Ash Wednesday Meditation on Confession, the Buffalo Bills and the Power of Forgiveness
https://fbcinessex.org/2016/02/11/an-ash-wednesday-meditation/

Seven Tips for Creating Sacred Space
Ideas for creating sacred space in your home.
http://godspace-msa.com/2015/02/03/seven-tips-for-creating-sacred-space-for-lent/

Spirituality & Practice
It offers online classes to help you grow in your spiritual practices. Classes typically include online practice groups, videos, weekly email and regular opportunities to interact with your teacher. This Lent, the site is hosting a class on the Spirituality of the Gospels.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/

Reduce Your Plastic Use

Care for creation this Lent by reducing your plastic use.

https://www.newdream.org/blog/2016-01-why-give-up-chocolate-for-lent-when-you-can-give-up

Show Us What Lent Looks Like!

What does Lent look like in the year 2016? Many Christians through out the world are answering this question by sharing stories and photographs of what their own Lenten practice! Share your own photos and stories on social media via #picturelent (tag the church on Twitter via @fbcinessex and on Facebook via @The First Baptist Church in Essex).

Check out others’ pictures & stories of Lent by clicking here.

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