Introduction

From Ashes to Alleluias Lent page from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Short piece on Lent from King of Peace Church

Services

Ash Wednesday Feb. 13, Church of the Incarnation, 2407 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA, 30311, Ash Wednesday Liturgy and imposition of Ashes at 12:15 and 6:45 p.m.

Ash Wednesday ecumenical service with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parish and Ebenezer Baptist Church at the Ebenezer Horizon Sanctuary at 7 p.m. The featured speaker is the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Pastor of Ebenezer .

 

Series

The Outward Journey Wednesday Night Series During Lent at Decatur First UMC, 6:30 p.m. following 5:45 supper. How our faith transforms not only our own lives, but the world around us. Each week, a leader from the church family will lead a discussion using clips from a different movie.February 20: Self "I, Robot"; February 27: Family & Friends "Toy Story 3"; March 6: The Church "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain"; March 13: The Stranger "Pay it Forward" ; March 20: The World "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

The Role of the True Self: An Actor’s Perspective on Faith, Wednesdays, February 20-March 20
7-8:30 p.m. in Child Hall, Cathedral of Saint Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Tom Key, noted actor and executive artistic director of the Theatrical Outfit, will take attendees through the process of how an actor manifests a character on stage, in order to show how the same process can be applied to manifest faith, hope and love in a life. Learn more.

 

Music

Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, offers a Lenten Wednesday Concert Series "Every Voice In Concert Ring..." * in the Chapel at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, February 13 – March 20. 
     February 13.....Ash Wednesday
     February 20.....Greg Colson
     February 27.....Kurt Thomas
     March 6..........Rev. Susannah Davis (UCC Minister)
     March 13........Jeff Harbin in the Sanctuary
     March 20........NDBC Sanctuary Choir and Friends

*From 'Of the Father's Love Begotten,'
#145 in The Worshipping Church Hymnal.

Distractions

Lenten Madness is back

Devotionals and Meditations

Daily Lenten Devotions from Brookhaven UMC

Dr. Steve Sheeley will be writing devotionals through the Lenten season. If you would like to be on his email list and receive his musings, you may email him at ssheeley4@comcast.net

During Lent All Saints' Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street, is open for self-guided tours of the Stations of the Cross created by members of the parrish. Booklets are available to guide you. On Wednesdays at 5:30 during Lent a member of the clergy will be available to lead the tour.

Upper Room Online Daily Devotional

Lenten and Easter meditations from UMW

Reflections and features from Global Ministries

How Beautiful (2013 Lenten devotional guide from Society of St. Andrew)

Bread on the Way to the Cross (UMC.org meditation series)

Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge

Caring for Creation Online Resources to help make Lent a Time for reflecting and taking action

 

Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday: Ensure that the palms you use in your Palm Sunday services were harvested sustainably by workers who were paid fair wages by purchasing Eco-Palms! Click here for more information and to order.

 

Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast: Join the Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast on Facebook or sign up for daily emails to receive daily messages about how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Seven Weeks for Water Reflections: The Ecumenical Water Network is providing weekly reflections and other resources on water for the season of Lent. Click here for more details.

Tread Lightly for Lent: Presbyterian Environmental Ministries' 2013 Lenten calendar offers daily lessons or action ideas on eco-justice topics including waste, energy, water, consumption and food. Click here to download.

Presbyterians for Earth Care Lenten Devotionals: Presbyterians for Earth Care is offering a series of six Lenten devotionals, each focusing on a different Creation care advocacy area. Click here to sign up for weekly email updates with the devotionals.

Lent 4.5 Sustainability Program: Lent 4.5 is a faith formation program designed to help Christian communities use Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation and embrace justice. Click here to learn more.

Books and Study Courses

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