Lent & Easter Resources and Events
Palm Sunday Services, April 5
UCC Lenten Resources 2020
Check out the full collection of resources (devotionals, books, Bible studies, etc.) for Lent and Easter available from UCC Resources.
(2020) Former Hawaii Conference Associate Conference Minister Donald Schmidt has recently published two Bible studies with Wood Lake Publishing that are appropriate for this season: Death of Jesus for Progressive Christians and Easter for Progressive Christians. Each 5-week study invites you to dig into your faith as you explore the scriptures for these seasons, and let the Bible really speak to you. They are available from Amazon.com in both print and electronic editions.
(2019) Young Voices: Stepping Out of the Wilderness is a 47 day devotion to walk you through Lent and concludes with the good news of Easter Sunday. All entries were written by UCC youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 35 who span the spectrum of gender identity, sexuality, racial, and ethnic diversity. This lenten study is available for download for $5. Proceeds will be used for additional programs and outreach for youth and young adults in the United Church of Christ.
(2019) Justice in Action - Podcast For a Just World is back March 5th!
Together with Sacred Conversations To End Racism, we're bringing you 6 weeks of meaningful and important conversations for the Lenten Season co-hosted by Rev. Dr. Velda Love, Minister for Racial Justice and Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey, Minister for Congregational and community engagement. The series will bring deep and dynamic conversations about rooting identity in cultural narratives as a restorative justice practice in our continuing work to dismantle white supremacy and end racism. Catch up on past episodes and subscribe to PFJW at https://soundcloud.com/forajustworld
(2019) Observe Lent with Kamehameha Schools Devotionals
Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Lent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students, and others to celebrate the coming of Easter. Subscribe to receive the latest weekly devotionals by email.
Lent: 40 days to read, reflect and rejoice (Ash Wednesday)
Lent Week 1: Forgiveness
Lent Week 2: Ka Huliau Kūpaianaha – “Radical Transformation”
Lent Week 3: E Aloha i Kekahi i Kekahi – “Love One Another”
Lent Week 4: “E Kuʻu Akua, No Ke Aha Lā?” (My God, Why?)
Lent Week 5: “Ua Make Wai?” (Thirsty?)
Lent and Easter Resources from Global Ministries
Lent and Easter is a time where we can journey with global partners and mission co-workers. Global Ministries offers liturgical resources, bible studies, and reflections for a global Christian perspective on the season.
Includes a call to worship, invocation, offertory prayer, confession, and benediction for each week in the church year.
(2019) 40 Acts of Lenten Love - Create Your Own Lenten Calendar
Lana'i Union Church has created a Lenten calendar of simple daily actions to live out the UCC's 3 Great Loves (love of neighbor, children, creation) throughout the Lenten season. It is available for download HERE and can be adapted and edited to fit your church congregation and schedule.
Members and friends of Church of the Holy Cross United Church of Christ in Hilo, Hawai’i, have contributed these reflections. Some are prose, some are poetry, some are photographs, some are drawings. You will find the fresh imagination of keiki and the seasoned experience of kupuna. You will find thinking honed by education and you will find the unencumbered dance of new encounters with the Spirit. In short, you will find a wide range of people bringing their wisdom, spirit, knowledge and... heart. May their gifts help you to open your own heart... wide.
Maundy Thursday Services, April 9
Good Friday Services, April 10
Easter Sunday Services, April 12
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the 2020 Lenten Devotional from the Stillspeaking Writers Group, includes a biblical text, reflection, and prayer for each day.
The Transformation: From Darkness to Light is written by youth and young adults in the UCC and includes a 46-day devotion and an additional message from General Minister and President, John Dorhauer.