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posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:30 PM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 9:30 AM ]



January 16-18, 2018 - "All our Children" National Symposium with the Presiding Bishop in Columbia, SC.

January 23-26, 2018 - FORMA Conference: "Formed for Justice",  Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston


April 17-20, 2018 - EpisComm18 is coming to Kanuga 
The national Episcopal Communicators Conference will be April 17-20, 2018 at Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center near Hendersonville NC. Registration is now open.

Membership in Episcopal Communicators is $75 and well worth it (Membership is by calendar year, so wait til January to join). Members are eligible to apply for conference scholarships, including a special one for first-time attendees. Details are at

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Here are some of the resources offered around The Episcopal Church for individuals and congregations to use in keeping a holy Lent.

The Good Book Club: 
Churchwide Bible reading program

( Movement has announced the Good Book Club, an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. 

Luke the Liberator
On January 21, ChurchNext will launch Luke the Liberator, a 5-course curriculum, designed for groups, focusing on the Gospel of Luke that will be free to anyone who wants to take it during the entire Lenten season.

​Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited people to read and contemplate the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles as part of the Good Book Club from Feb. 11-May 20. ChurchNext created Luke the Liberator with 5 expert presenters as part of the Good Book Club’s mission. The curriculum’s title emphasizes Luke’s drive to set captives free through the message of Jesus. Click here for more details.

Meeting Jesus in John
Have you ever wished to deepen your relationship with God? To experience a warm friendship with God? Maybe even fall in love with God – again – or for the very first time? "Meeting Jesus" is a six-week journey and reflection on the Gospel According to John, starting Lent 2018.

Free materials are available to download, including a prayer journal, facilitation guidance for small groups (and more) from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. It also includes videos from the monks of the Society of St. John the Evangelist. Watch a video about the series here.

Resources for home and classroom
from Building Faith (VTS)

The Building Faith website ( has many ideas for observing Lent in your home, including how to create a Lenten prayer space, recommendations for books, and much more. 
Building Faith is a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Order of St. Helena offers retreats

The Order of St. Helena, an Episcopal women's monastic community, offers Silent Weekend Retreats at their convent in North Augusta, SC, including one during Lent (March 2-4). Read about these retreats here.
Lent Madness 2018
Each year at Lent, people worldwide participate in Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which 32 saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Calling itself the world’s most popular online Lenten devotion, Lent Madness brings together cut-throat competition, the lives of the saints, humor, and the chance to see how God works in the lives of women and men across all walks of life. See the 2018 Brackets here.

Pancake Supper Survival Guide
The Building Faith blog of VTS offers advice and ideas for hosting the traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. Find it here.