Lent 2023

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Below, you'll find links to devotionals, activities, and information for the observance of the Lenten season with your congregation.

WPAUMC Lenten Devotional

COMING SOON: A Lenten devotional written by you, the clergy and laity of the Western PA Conference.


An Invitation to a Lenten Journey: “Cross Sections“

The “Cross Sections“ series of video meditations was created in 2021, but remains relevant. We invite you to use it on your Lenten journey. Grounded in Scripture and prayer, “Cross Sections” is designed to help you and your congregation both to pray deeply and to engage meaningfully with Scripture throughout the Lenten season.

Find the full video series on our YouTube Channel.


New Lenten Books/Studies/Calendars


from The Upper Room

My Body Is Good by Anne Cumings
Embracing Body Positivity and Giving Up Diet Culture for Lent

from Abington Press

Finding Jesus in the Psalms by Barb Roose
A meaningful encounter with Jesus and the Psalms through the season of Lent.

Toward the Cross by Gary Thompson and Michelle Morris
Let Jesus, not the world, set the priorities of your heart in this Lenten season.

from UM Discipleship Ministries

Coins for Lent 2023
Lent is a good time to commit to giving money to a project that helps those in need. One way to involve the whole family is to collect coins during the season of Lent and then following Easter, donate the money. Follow our Coins for Lent Giving Calendar as a guide.

from the Erie-Meadville District

Lenten Prayer Journey: Dynamite Prayer
In their book Dynamite Prayer, Rosario Picardo and Sue Nelson Kibbey explain breakthrough prayer, based upon the New Testament concept of dunamis (Greek for “prayer”). Join District Superintendent Dennis Swineford on a Lenten prayer journey using this book, with weekly Zoom check-ins on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. beginning Friday, February 24.

Register Here →