Readers have been sharing Lent in a Bag ideas since 2013. Churches around the country have put their spin on 'Lent in a Bag' and we asked them to share with you! Check out these pictures of all the different versions from a wide variety of churches.
"Inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved Son."
Making pretzels provides a welcome activity during Lent, while teaching about prayer, fasting, scripture and baking! Easy recipe included.
A series of thoughts/practices/prompts, one for each day of Lent. It's a beautiful balance of the divine and ordinary; the sublime and the every-day.
An activity for all ages, the Lords Prayer Tracing Cross is visual and tactile way to deepen prayer experience. Try it this Lent at church or home.
As the calendar draws near to Lent, many churches and individuals are looking for books and resources for the journey. Paraclete Press has new offerings for Lent, as well as trusted favorites. From books to CDs... children to adults... there is something for everyone.
"Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth." Building Faith offers ideas and inspiration for Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday.
Your invited to this free webinar on planning for Lent. Big picture thinking and practical ideas with Matthew Kozlowski, Krista Lovell, and Sue Van Oss.
Through painting the psalms, an unused room becomes a space for Sacred Art, to explore creativity and spirituality for a whole community.
From Joel to Matthew, the Scripture in the Ash Wednesday service resonates with power. Here are our top 5 favorites.
Bring the household together with a fire, confess and burn sins, share marshmallows. Honor the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday tradition.
Teenagers may trivialize Lent, or over-intensify it. Adults can help teens set goals for spiritual growth, not be afraid of failure, and draw closer to God.
Interactive and age appropriate worship ideas to help children understand and experience Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.
Looking for Lenten books or devotions for adults? Check out these resources for Lent, from five different publishers.
Five Christian publishing houses offer their latest Lenten resources for children and families.
Whatever you choose - adding or subtracting - the point is to do something that feeds your soul without draining your energy or making you resent the time. Be realistic, keep it simple and enjoy!
For Ash Wednesday, Christians often burn the palms from the previous Palm Sunday. What happens when you invite your confirmation class to help?
So...invite people to Lent! I know it seems a bit counter-intuitive, but it isn’t really. What do all the studies tell us that people in the U.S. want from religion or spirituality? They want a sense of mystery, silence, a connection to God and connections to others. How can you open your many doors and offer this to your community during Lent?
In a family with small children it is often difficult to know how to create a space to journey through lent together in a developmentally appropriate way. Our family has tried different practices and readings through lent, but the one thing that has been constant in our Lenten practices is simply creating a collection of symbolic items in a central place in the home (i.e. on the family table or on a stand in a main living area).
GenOn has produced "All God's Children." This five-week series offers activities, Bible Study, and group learning for all ages. Designed for Lent.