Spring is Coming: Lent Printable Resources and Customizable Short Films

 
Progressive Lenten Resources

With the beginning of Lent just eight weeks away, now is the perfect time to spice up your congregation’s plans for evangelism, engagement, and spiritual formation.  This mysterious time of year - when the days lengthen, the earth warms, and death gives way to life! - is perfect for inviting new folks to worship, and at the same time deepening your community’s connection with the season.  

Here’s a quick overview of SALT's Printable Resources and Customizable Short Films for your church's Lenten planning pleasure:

Mary Oliver Lenten Resources

The Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Companion to Mary Oliver’s “Devotions”

Imagine a six-week journey with Oliver at your side, illuminating ancient passages of scripture; provoking bite-sized meditations on key Lenten themes; and pointing toward everyday practices for individuals, families, and congregations. All you need is this printable devotional, a Bible, and a copy of Oliver’s wonderful collection, Devotions (the poems can also be found online).

The Poetry of Lent 

This Customizable Short Film frames the season of Lent as a time of longing and making ourselves ready for God’s masterpiece of resurrection, amazement, and joy to overwhelm the world.  Pair it with SALT’s Lenten downloadable devotional, “The Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Companion to Mary Oliver’s ‘Devotions’” and/or our "Lent Mary Oliver Collection" clip art for bulletins and screens (the same art that appears in both the film and the devotional).  Combine these resources and - voila! - you’ve got yourself an affordable, aesthetically gorgeous, holistic approach to the Lenten season.

Family Friendly Lenten Resource

Breaking the Chains: A Family-Friendly Lenten Devotional

This engaging printable provides everything you need to build a 40-link paper chain, inviting all of us to let words of Scripture and daily practices of liberation be our guides through this mysterious season. Each day, break a link in the chain (purple links for the 40 days of Lent, and white links for the 7 Sundays) and take part in God's chain-breaking, art-making, world-changing grace - all the way to the joyful freedom of Easter morning!

Progressive Lenten Resource

Practicing Lent

This modern and inspiring booklet might just be the perfect companion to your family’s (or congregation’s) Lenten journey.  Thoughtful, tenderly written, and provocative, the booklet will challenge you and your community to see the hope and light all around, even as you stay present and awake to the injustices of the world. 

Lent In Full Color

This lovely, earthy, free-range Customizable Short Film presents Lent as a time of creativity and reconnecting with the natural world.  Featuring a fresh twist on the time-honored tradition of dying Easter eggs, this film lifts up the technicolored beauty of God’s promises, God's resurrection, and all God’s creatures, great and small.

Lent 123

Our classic Customizable Short Film on Lent as 40 days of walking together through the great mysteries of faith: creation, redemption, and the sweet renewal of the Holy Spirit.  This one’s blooming with radiant theological ideas, as accessible and evocative as one, two, three!

Lent: An Invitation

Finally, this Customizable Short Film emphasizes how the 40 days of Lent can function as a life-changing invitation to fasting and feasting, to confession and praise, and ultimately to a community journeying together in love and hope.  Inspiring, whimsical, and poignant photographs and portraits punctuate the key message: you are invited!

Well, there you have it - a one-stop overview of some of the resources available from SALT for Lent and Easter.  Order today, and make this Lenten season more vibrant, engaged, and theologically rich than ever!

Peace,

The SALT Team