youth ministry lent 2015 photo a day - This is a great idea for Lent. Take a photo a day that will tell a story. You could get students to post Bible verses with the image to explain the photo challenge. - Journey to the Cross
Lent 2014 - parish participation - bare branches and paper hearts and hands in baskets - "Lent is a time for a giving heart - it is the heart that gives, the fingers just let go" - parishioners write something positive they will "give" on heart and something negative they will "let go" on hand, then hang on bare branches
Lent 2013 Prayer God, I pray for my prayer life to become vibrant and strong in this season of Lent. I pray that Your voice, even though a whisper, would ring loud and true in my life. I pray for the courage and boldness to follow wherever You lead, to love and serve whomever and however You invite me.
"One fast that has crossed my mind this week is the idea of giving up the consumption of people for Lent. Our culture (through social media, reality TV, celebrity gossip, etc.) has so profoundly commodified people—actual human beings— it’s become a phenomenon we hardly even notice anymore...." -Rachel Held Evans on Lent