Resources for COVID-Safe Ash Wednesday & Lenten Observances
As you make plans to observe this season of remembrance and reflection, we have compiled a list of resources that can help you have a COVID-safe Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Ash Wednesday Resources:
Discipleship UMC: Tips for Ash Wednesday During COVID-19
Resource UMC: Ash Wednesday During a Pandemic
An Illustrated Labyrinth Meditation for Ash Wednesday
Discipleship Ministries: Worship Planning Resources for Ash Wednesday
Resource UMC: Online Engagement Ideas for Lent
General Commission on Religion & Race: "Roll Down, Justice!" Lenten Study
New Lenten study from the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Where Your Heart Is - An Illustrated Lenten Devotional
Reflections of the Heart - An Illustrated Lent for Families
An Illustrated Resurrection Set
Amplify Media: Lenten Studies Webinar Series
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.