2022 Lenten Devotions

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

It's here - March 2, Ash Wednesday,  and so our Lenten journey begins.   (Don’t forget to use up your eggs, sugar, and butter on Shrove Tuesday as we prepare for a time of reflection and confession. If you aren’t familiar with Lent, enjoy these videos, and share with a friend.  It makes for interesting conversation as you connect with one another!)

Forty-eight laity from the WV Conference have once again provided thoughtful and meaningful devotionals to walk alongside us through the Lenten season.

Individuals, Sunday School classes, book study groups, families, and entire churches are invited to read and reflect using these daily devotionals throughout Lent in preparation for Christ’s crucifixion and, ultimately, resurrection.

I am confident you will find these devotionals Spirit-inspired and Spirit-filled.  Won't you invite others to enjoy them as well?

I am deeply grateful for each reader and writer, and I pray your Lenten journey is truly transformative. I wish you abundant blessings throughout the Lenten season!

Kristi Wilkerson
Conference Lay Leader

Download all the devotionals as a book.

Visit the WVUMC Laity Facebook page to hear each Lenten Devotion read each day. Feel free to share!

Want to learn more about Lent? Follow this link for fun and informational videos recorded by Rev. Timothy Allen.

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Ash Wednesday
March 2
Martha Hill
Time to Return 
St Marks UMC
Charleston, WV

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March 3
Frances Van Scoy
Are We Alone?
Wesley UMC
Morgantown, WV

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March 4
Cheryl Bramble
Fasting for the Right Reasons
Bridgeport UMC
Bridgeport, WV

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March 5
Melissa Paugh
Stay Connected
Hoyes-McHenry UMC
McHenry, MD

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First Sunday in Lent
March 6
Mary Thomas
Three Effective Tools
United Methodist Temple
Beckley, WV

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March 7
Greenbrier Almond
Connect with the Father in Secret
First UMC
Buckhannon, WV

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March 8
C. Allen Diamond
Lord's Prayer
First UMC
Barboursville, WV

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March 9
Paula Beard McCoy
What is your Motivation?
Grace UMC
Fort Spring, WV

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March 10 
Sarah Stewart
What Do You Treasure?
Seventh Street UMC
Parkersburg, WV.

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March 11
Angela M. Jones
What Powers Your Light?
St. Marks UMC
Charleston, WV.

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March 12
Pam Todd
Don't Worry; Be Happy!
Bruceton UMC
Bruceton Mills, WV

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Second Sunday in Lent
March 13
Amy Mullins
Trust God and Find your Connection
Pleasant View UMC
Kenna, WV

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March 14
Gina Palmer
Call Out to God
Buena Chapel UMC
Canaan Valley, WV

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March 15
Patsy Flensborg
Joy
Stout Memorial UMC
Parkersburg, WV

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March 16
Renee Anderson
The Lord's Servant
Jerry Run UMC
Hacker Valley, WV

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March 17
Judi Kenaston
Love God, Love People
Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC
Hurricane, WV

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March 18
Carmen Rexrode
Job's Despondent Prayer
Fairview-Bethel UMC
Moundsville, Potomac Highlands District, WV

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March 19
Tina L. Dunn
Thread of Connection
Trinity UMC
Parkersburg, WV

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Third Sunday in Lent
March 20
Aliene Lee
Listen to God
Simpson Memorial UMC
Charleston, WV

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March 21
Royce A. Lyden
In the Wilderness
Trinity Central Charge
Fairmont WV

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March 22
Julie Tennant
Ferry Innovative
Sistersville/ Friendly Charge
Sistersville WV

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March 23
Jane Arnold
Asking for Help
Capon Bridge UMC
Capon Bridge, WV

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March 24
Audrey Stanton-Smith
When Troubles Rise Like a Flood
United Methodist Temple
Beckley, WV 

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March 25
Michael E Hinkle
For Jesus. . . 
South Buckhannon. Charge
Buckhannon, WV

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March 26
Dani DeVito
Tempted and Tested
LIFE UMC
Fairmont, WV

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Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 27 
Kim Matthews
Surrender
Johnson Memorial UMC
Huntington, WV

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March 28
Robbie Parsons
Overcoming the Fear of Darkness
Forrest Burdette UMC
Hurricane, WV

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March 29
Evelyn Bennett
Breath of Life
Elizabeth Memorial UMC
Charleston, WV

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March 30
Mary Bane
Connect
Wana UMC, Blacksville Charge
Wana, WV

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March 31 
Brett Miller
Cleaning out the Closet
First UMC
Clarksburg, WV

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April 1
Patty Moffett Austin
You Saved My Life!
Cacapon Charge UMC
Potomac Highlands District

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April 2
Michelle Browne
Out with the Old - In with the New!
United Methodist Temple
Beckley, WV

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Fifth Sunday in Lent
April 3
Cheryl Reger
Joy in the Morning
First UMC
Buckhannon, WV

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April 4
Sierra Rexrode
You Will Not Have Me
Crim UMC
Philippi, WV

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April 5
Danelle Conaway
Number One Relationship
LIFE UMC
Fairmont WV

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April 6
Connie Williams Trickett
God's Ambassador
Bethel UMC
Mountain Lake Park, MD

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April 7
Mark Stotler
Keep It Simple!
St. Marks UMC
Charleston, WV

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April 8
Teresa Prince
Trust
Highland Park UMC
Morgantown, WV

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April 9
Adam S. Croasmun
Connected in Christ
St. Paul's UMC
Paden City, WV

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Palm/Passion Sunday
April 10
Rich Shaffer
Bridges of Love 
First UMC
Parkersburg, WV

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Holy Monday
April 11
Jeff Mauck
A New Day
Warwood UMC
Wheeling - Northern District

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Holy Tuesday
April 12
Lisa Godwin
New Life
First UMC
Elkins, WV

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Holy Wednesday
April 13
Bobbi Brand
Hope for the Race
LIFE UMC
Fairmont, WV

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Maundy Thursday
April 14
Darla Martin
All Are Welcome to the Table
Pine Bluff UMC
Shinnston, WV

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Good Friday
April 15
Gregory Hicks
Connecting to Preserve the Precious
Garrett's Chapel
Mathias, WV

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Holy Saturday
April 16
Ally Heath
Elizabeth Memorial UMC
Charleston, WV

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Easter Sunday
April 17
Zondra Plum
Risen! Rejoice! Renew!
Broad Street UMC
Weston WV

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Easter Monday
April 18
Kristi Wilkerson
He Is Lord!
Conference Lay Leader

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Appreciation Message
from 
Kristi Wilkerson
Conference Lay Leader