Bible study series at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church begins Monday, March 5. Read the Bible for Life is an initiative focused on growth in biblical literacy and the application of scripture to life. Nine-sessions, every Monday during March and April, 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Second-Ponce. Cost of materials for the study is $25. Childcare will be provided as needed by the church. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Jason Byars firstname.lastname@example.org for some more details and to sign up.
Celebrate the Lenten Season with Faith AME Zion Church. The theme for this year’s season is “A Model Prayer…A Model Community” – Matthew 6:9a. Guest preacher for Ash Wednesday service will be Rev. Ralph L. Thompson, Pastor of Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church. Services will be held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. featuring guest preachers. Rev. Jawwad Love will bring the message on Maundy Thursday, there will be a special noonday service on Good Friday, and Resurrection Day Service will begin at 10a.m. Faith is located 38 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. Atlanta 30311.For more information, visit Faith AME Zion or contact the church office at 404-691-4075.
A Lenten Concert Series to be followed by Evensong will be presented at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Road, Smyrna, at 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 26-March 25. The series opens Sunday with the Kazanetti String Quartet.
The Cathedral Choir and Schola of the Cathedral of St. Philip invites you to join them for a choral pilgrimage through Lent this year with contemplative choral worship services on Sundays at 4 p.m., March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25. On April 1 the “Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols” will be one of the most moving services of the year. 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305
Luke Timothy Johnson will present a Lenten series on "The Life of Faith and the Faithful Use of Possessions" at the Cathedral of St. Philip, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 29 through March 28. Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A former Benedictine monk, he is the author of more than 20 books including "The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels," and "The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation."
Jesus Our Brother" is the theme for the Lent online art exhibit sponsored by Episcopal Church and Visual Arts. Click to view and read about it here.
Available through the grassroots network Presbyterians for Earth Care is a devotional guide entitled, "Feasting on God's Gifts, Fasting in Sorrow." Each entry has a scriptural focus, opening and closing prayers, and a written meditation. To find it, go to Presbyterians for Earth Care
Lenten Meditations online from All Saints' look to left of posted meditation for other reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary reading for Sunday of the featured week.
Just for fun:Anyone who considers Lent boring or deadly serious never met the Rev. Tim Schenck. While others may be contemplating whether to give up chocolate or alcohol, or which spiritual discipline to take on for a solemn 40 days, Schenck is busy pondering whether Augustine or Lancelot Andrewes would match up better with Joan of Arc in a saintly sparring match. In 2010, Schenck started Lent Madness, a saint-vs-saint online competition on his blog modeled after college basketball’s March Madness tournament. The idea caught on, and the madness has spread to include celebrity bloggers and, this year, its own website and Facebook fan page and a partnership with Forward Movement. http://bit.ly/A43Ro4
The Season of Lent, Dennis Bratcher, Christian Resource Institute.
Simple Living Works! free reources Daily Lenten calendars. Although Alternatives for Simple Living no longer produces resources, most of the Lenten calendars support the three-year liturgical cycles. So 2012 (year B) is the same as 2000 and 1994. Some years are not cycle-oriented and can be used any year - 2003, 2004, and 1997.
“Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway?” from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Lenten worship guides of Seeds of Hope Publishers, an organization seeking people of faith who feel called to care for the poor; and to affirm, enable and empower a variety of responses to the problems of poverty. To subscribe to Sacred Seasons worship packets email or call 254-755-7745.