Final Monday in Lent!

  Lent is almost over.  I cannot believe how quickly it flew by!  As you can see from the picture above, spring is on my mind.  The warmer weather outside is a welcome change.  And Easter is this weekend! I’m sure, whether you gave up Facebook, or chocolate for this Lenten season, you are eager…

Don’t Miss Out on the Last Sushi Friday!

Join the Young Adult Network TONIGHT for the last Sushi Friday of 2015. This is an opportunity to gather for prayer and fellowship as we come approach the end of Lent. 6:30pm at Grace Church…and don’t forget to RSVP!

10 Things to be Thankful for this Thursday

1. Seeing family and friends over spring break. 2. For the life and ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero whose Feast Day was on Tuesday. 3. For dog raincoats. 4. For the Angel Gabriel who announced the coming of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (which we celebrated yesterday on the Feast of the Annunciation) 5. And…

Lenten Reflection from Across the Pond 4

Salisbury Cathedral might just be my favorite church in all of England. I did not attend a service there, but I spent a fair bit of time inside, and found I didn’t want to leave. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to attend a regular church service since arriving in London, since I have mandatory school…

Entering the Final Weeks of Lent

Welcome back to the Spring Semester 2015!  Hopefully the break was a time to recharge and maybe finally get caught up on all the sleep you’ve been putting off since that first week of classes!  We’re now closer to the end of Lent than the beginning, and as I think back on all the lofty ideas I…

Lenten Reflection from Across the Pond 3

Bath Abbey is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in England. It’s massive, and there’s always something interesting to look at regarding design. The west front of the church is my favorite part, because it is a re-imagination of the story of Jacob’s Ladder. Sculptures of angels climb up and up the rungs…

What Should you Actually Give up for Lent?

Just in case you haven’t picked something to give up for Lent, here are some helpful sites! 😉 Take a BuzzFeed quiz here (because we all know that BuzzFeed quizzes are a valid way to make life choices). And if that doesn’t do it for you, here are a ideas from teens! “This year I’m giving…

Spiritual Rest for Spring Break

Woohoo, it’s spring break!!! Many of us are traveling, seeing family and friends, or at least looking forward to some extra sleep over the next several days. We know all too well that vacations can go by in a flash. But one way to slow down time during spring break is to be intentional about…

10 Things To Be Thankful for this Thursday!!

It’s that time of the week again! Here are 10 things Canterbury folks are thankful for. What are you thankful for?   1.For good friends who really listen and support you. 2. For beautiful meals with beautiful people 3. For signs of SPRING!!  4. For Episcopal Peace Fellowship and Episcopal Service Corps and all of…

The Reverse Lent Challenge

The Reverse Lent Challenge Karen Ehman has a great challenge on her blog for us to try during the season of Lent.  Every day, do something to touch the lives of those around you.  She has five different ways to make someone’s life brighter during this season: 1. Send a quick note to someone in…

Lenten Reflection from Across the Pond 2

  J.R.R. Tolkien is perhaps the most famous alumnus of Exeter at Oxford University in England. I must admit that I got a little giddy when I discovered that I was standing directly under the dormitory he used to occupy when I was visiting a few weeks ago. A bust of Tolkien is happily situated…