Lent and Easter Resources
Lent is a season of the Christian year when people are invited to simplify their lives to focus on their relationship with God in Christ.
Find devotions and meditations to help you during this season of preparation.
Devotions and meditations
- Upper Room Daily Devotional
- Ideas for weekly Lenten reflection
- Reflections and features from Global Ministries
- Upper Room Daily Reflections
- How Beautiful (Society of St. Andrew Lenten devotional guide)
- 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
- New Ways of Praying at Lent
- 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?
Resources for Purchase
Discover ways for your family to celebrate Lent and Easter.
- 2014 Family Study for Lent
- A Lenten Litany
- 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 A: Living Our Baptismal Calling
- 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
- What should we do about singing "Alleluia" during Lent?
- Water and Ashes Do Not Mix!
- Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Holy Week and Easter
- Palm/Passion Sunday planning
- Holy Week planning helps
- Maundy Thursday in an Alternative/Emergent Mode
- 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.
- The Awkward Season (online Lenten retreat)
- Journey to Hope (Intergenerational study and sermon series from Rethink Church)
- Forgiveness (Reflections and activities from Interpreter Magazine and UMC.org)
- Desktop Meditation: A Lenten Journey
- Chuck Knows Church: Shrove Tuesday
- Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday
- Chuck Knows Church: Lent
- Chuck Knows Church: Footwashing
- Rethinking Stations of the Cross
- Good Friday Cross Journey
- Easter Church Drama
- Easter Cross Walk