Michigan Conference website Lenten Resources page is HERE
Bishop Bard has also offered some recommendations for the observance of Ash Wednesday — Click here to view
The Lent Kit project below and pictured was submitted by Rev. Ryan Wieland, pastor at Grandville UMC.
Lent Kits will be delivered by volunteers on February 15.
Each kit contains:
1 mask in a variety of three designs (Faith Over Fear, Love Your Neighbor, or It is Well With My Soul)
Palm ashes for online worship on Ash Wednesday
1 palm cross from African Palms USA for Palm Sunday
2 fellowship cups and a towel for hand/foot washing and Communion on Maundy Thursday
1 cross of nails and candle for Good Friday
1 cross-design Easter egg (not pictured) with a donation receipt for a baby chick through Heifer International
All items are in tote bag in one of two designs for Easter
The UMC masks were donated, and the total cost was $3 per household including the donation of 150 chicks to Heifer International.