Adult Children

New for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Updated for 2016.  We’ll keep updating this list of current and recommended resources for Lent and Easter.  Cokesbury provides a helpful Lent Study Comparison Chart, featuring Adam Hamilton’s new DVD study on John and Rob Fuquay’s The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus.

The Work of the People offers several bundled curriculum series appropriate for Lent:  Forty Days, Sitting in the Dark, Doubt, The Art and Practice of Prayer, Faith Shift, and more. The Way of the Heart includes films that embody ten stations of the cross, each accompanied by reflections, meditations, and blessings.  And TWOTP has gathered Films for Easter and Resurrection.  To Stand Again:  Practices of Resurrected Life is an eight-film series.

Darkwood Brew recommends Busy:  Restoring Connection to an Unhurried God and Gifts of the Dark Wood for Lent.  Marcia McFee of the Worship Design Studio offers a Lenten Worship Series to accompany Gifts of the Dark Wood.

Trinity Institute and ChurchNext offer video-based racial justice curriculum, free for Lent.

Randall Curtis posts videos for each day of Lent at Videos for your Soul.

In Print

Sarah Arthur introduces Between Midnight and Dawn:  A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week & Eastertide (Paraclete).
Bruce Reyes-Chow’s 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words (WJKP) and Trevor Hudson’s Pauses for Lent (Upper Room) offer devotions framed around a word.
Church Publishing features Lenten resources that include Under the Fig Tree:  Visual Prayers and Poems for Lent by Roger Hutchison and Love Life Live Lent booklets for adults and children.  Hutchison offers an intergenerational Lenten Practice in The Painting Table.
Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion is a resource for preaching and worship.
Jane Leadbetter’s Messy Easter (Messy Church) contains three complete sessions and a trove of ideas.
All Shall Be Well (Orbis) includes classical and contemporary readings for the season.
Essential Lent: Holy Moments and Sacred Experiences for Your Whole Congregation (Pilgrim) engages all ages.
Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter (Paraclete) by Laura Alary teaches children to make a welcoming space for God.
The Easter Story by Antonia Jackson and Giuliano Ferri is a picture book.  Easter Stories is an anthology of classic stories for all ages.

On the Web

From Building Faith:  Lent in a Bag,  Creating a Lenten Prayer Space at Home and more for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
Ideas for Observing Lent and Celebrating Easter in Year C and Lent-Easter posts from Worshiping with Children.
Christian Formation Ideas for Lent Year C and Easter C from Church Publishing.
Sybil MacBeth shares templates for Lenten calendars at Praying in Color.
Family Lent Ideas, Holy Week Ideas and a printable booklet from Flame:  Creative Children’s Ministry.
DIY Easter eggs, from The SALT Project.
GodVenture provides activities for Lent and Easter.
Picture Book Theology suggests children’s literature for Lent and Easter.
Interactive prayer stations for Lent, and more from Theresa Cho.
Story videos and worship stations for Lent and a Holy Week Roundup from Faith & Wonder.
Roots offers a simple worship activity for each week of Lent, and acts of worship for church or home for each day of Holy Week.
Sharing Lent and Easter with Children 2016 is from Kids Friendly.
With Grow Christians, Episcopalians blog about practicing faith at home.
Jerusalem Greer has assembled this list of Ideas for Lent for families.
Posts for Lent, from Hope4CE.
Lent and Easter Resources from UMC Ministry with Children.
Lent – Our Way is a free at-home resource from Candle Press.
Seamless Faith author Traci Smith offers a Lenten calendar.
Posts for Lent, from Practicing Families.  Join the conversation on their Facebook group.
The Diocese of Winchester offers a free Lent course in the Benedictine tradition for all ages.
Ideas for Lent, from Faith in Homes.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers Lenten Coloring Posters and An Illustrated Lent.
Resources for Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter, from Spiritual Child Network.
Jenifer Gamber provides a downloadable Lenten Giving Calendar.
Journey through Lent 2016 is an app from Forward Movement.
A Stations of the Cross video narrated by children for families to watch at home, from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
Lilly Lewin’s Experiential Stations of the Cross is a free downloadable kit.
Creative Youth Ministry Ideas for Lent is a free e-book from Rethinking Youth Ministry.
A Sermon for Every Sunday offers Amy Butler’s Easter sermon, The Rest of the Story.
Poetry for Lent and Easter from Journey with Jesus.
Find resources for offering Ashes to Go.
The Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast offers daily emails and opportunities for congregational participation.
Growing a Rule of Life is a Lenten series for individuals and adults from The Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  A daily email with a short video is accompanied by a free downloadable workbook and facilitator’s guide–and there is a guide for kids, too.  
Lent C, from The Text This Week.
Video-based racial justice curriculum from Trinity Institute and ChurchNext is free for Lent.
Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts offers a Lenten series,  A Different Kind of Fast.
Lent Consortium is a public Facebook group.
Resources for Lent and Easter, from Faith & Leadership.
Sensing the Gospel is a five-part series of meditations for Lent from Matthew L. Skinner and Working Preacher.
40 Notes in 40 Days is a project from The Fat Pastor.
Center for Progressive Renewal presents a free webinar on making worship visual for Lent.
Repairing the Breach: Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy provides daily meditations and videos from The Episcopal Church.
Lent and Easter resources from Discipleship Ministries of the UMC.
Holy Week Explained is a series of short videos from Trinity Wall Street.
Mustard Seed Associates present Creative Exercises for Lent and more.
Church Marketing Sucks presents ideas for Lent and Easter.
Patheos offers a progressive Christian round-up for Lent.
Ash Wednesday and Lent in Two Minutes from Busted Halo.
Forty Days for Food Justice is a free, online resource.
50 Days of Fabulous provides daily readings and reflections during Eastertide.
Lent Madness is unique.