Tread Lightly for Lent 2012

As part of the reflective season of Lent, Environmental Ministries is offering a calendar that encourages Presbyterians to learn about ecojustice issues and take action on the issues of waste, energy, water, consumption and food. Each of the 40 days of Lent has a topic to learn about or a suggested action for individuals and congregations.

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  1. Dear Shannon, The PCUSA offices on Theology, Worship and Education have this nice page about Lent: Hope this is helpful to you!

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    February 14, 2013

  2. What is the purpose of the season of lent? I know it has to do with the apostles, but that's about it

    by Shannon

    February 13, 2013

  3. will there by a "Tread Lightly for Lent 2013"???

    by Alice Patience

    January 25, 2013

  4. Can you tell us when the 2013 version will be available? I would like to add it to a list of Lenten resources that I publicize via the presbytery Resource Center.

    by Leah Wyckoff

    January 24, 2013

  5. I, too, just found the 1012 resource. I wish that I had known about it last year. Glad to hear that you are doing another one.

    by Brenda Vail

    January 15, 2013

  6. Yes, Dorrie, thank you! There will be a 2013 Lenten calendar.

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    October 15, 2012

  7. We missed the boat on this in 2012 but are very much hoping you might create a 2013 version this year. It is fabulous. Is that likely?

    by Dorrie McGrath

    October 11, 2012

  8. Yes Mary, this is indeed a great resource. I know at least one (probably many more) PCUSA congregation using it, and I did post it on our blog and facebook page as Lent was approaching!

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    March 16, 2012

  9. And may I humbly suggest that Presbyterian churches look into Lent 4.5 for 2013. Created in Louisville, Kentucky, by the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, our program for Christian churches that observe Lent includes handouts, discussion books, coordinator's materials, and suggestions for churches "after Lent." Join our online community now, and receive Lenten reflections for this year too!

    by Mary Mattingly

    March 16, 2012

  10. Thank you for the excellent materials. The link is posted on my Facebook site now, and we discussed it in our worship service this morning.

    by Susan Perry

    March 11, 2012

  11. Robin, How wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I am particular to water as well. Peace, Rebecca

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    March 2, 2012

  12. I highlight each day's reflection and post it to my Facebook personal profile in the morning. They are the perfect length for social media sharing! I include the title and live link back to your full resource so that everyone can download it easily from your site. Thanks again for such a fantastic devotional. I am particularly passionate about the Global Water Crisis so this first week has really touched my heart...

    by Robin Bradley Hansel

    March 2, 2012

  13. Dear Carole, Thanks for the comments and for using the resource! You bring up a good point about the other energy-focused resources out there. There was no intentional oversight of energy-focused activities for this resource. It was created with a framework to cover a host of concerns, simply to encourage digging more deeply into any/all areas, rather than as a full equipping for any one (or all) pressing issues. I heard about the ecumenical Carbon Fast calendar (a fabulous resource!) and the NCC Eco-Justice annual focus after this calendar from my office was already in production, possibly as an accident of my just coming on board at the end of December and trying to get this resource out into congregations asap. In the end, my hope is that because this calendar and the other Lenten resources out there are different enough, people actually can put various resources alongside each other and pull what's helpful from each one.

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    February 28, 2012

  14. Thank you for the Lenten materials. It is so nice to have something visually appealing as well as informative. Among other things, we enlarged them and put them up on the bulletin board at church. I would like to ask, however, why there was so little that had anything to do with energy? (especially when that is the theme this year for the National Council of Churches and Earth Day materials.) It would have fit so perfectly with, as you put it, "intentional and thoughtful 'doing' as well as 'being' " plus your theme of fasting and feasting.

    by Carole A. Rust

    February 28, 2012

  15. Jane (et al), The graphic for the cover (or similar designs) can be purchased for minimal price through the following stock photo web sites. Wonderful idea for a banner!

    by Rebecca Barnes-Davies

    February 21, 2012

  16. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL graphic. And a great idea to share with churches. Thank you. Who would I contact to get permission to recreate this graphic in a banner?

    by Jane Kintzi

    February 21, 2012

  17. Beautiful resource. Thanks for creating and sharing it! Peace for your Path...

    by Robin Bradley Hansel

    February 20, 2012

  18. What a great resource. We are using it in our Spirituality Center at Reeves Library / Westminster College-Fulton, MO AND as part of the Presidential Interfaith Initiative. Thank you, Kat.

    by Kat Barden

    February 20, 2012

  19. This is a wonderful tool. I love the fact that each day has a different focus and has a variety of topics to concentrate over Lent.

    by Carol Schierlmann

    February 18, 2012

  20. love it...lent and environment. I'm taking the calendar to our Wellness Group this morning. thx so much for this turn key, 1st rate material. God Bless Namaste' (we do Yoga with Spirit too)

    by susan lee

    February 1, 2012

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