As we face a coronavirus pandemic and are spending more time in our homes, Forward Movement is offering an array of free resources to support individuals, families, and groups as they worship and pray at home.
We will continue to add to this list in the new few weeks, so please check back soon!
ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement has release a set of free courses, Prayer and Worship in Our Homes, which includes the following classes.
- Everyday Spiritual Practices with Keith Anderson
- How to Pray with Christopher Martin
- Praying with Saints with Scott Gunn and Tim Schenck
- How to Pray Online with Karekin Yarian
- Praying the Anglican Rosary with Suzanne Edwards-Acton
In addition to this new offering, there are a few other courses currently available free of charge through ChurchNext.tv.
As part of the Good Book Club | Easter 2020, we will be hosting a live, free course, Introducing Matthew with Vicki Garvey. From April 23-May 28, every Thursday night at 8 p.m. E.S.T., participants will click on a link to a Zoom classroom to listen to Vicki Garvey’s talks about Matthew Gospel and to ask questions/participate in discussion. Course materials will be available on an online ChurchNext course page. We will also post recordings of the class meetings on the course page, so don’t worry if you can’t attend every class meeting.
NEW: A Covid-19 Spiritual Survival Kit. Four instructors—James Farwell, Stephanie Spellers, Dorothy Linthicum, and Bonnie Perry—teach us how to keep spiritually healthy in this challenging time.
Daily Prayer and Devotion
You can find the daily office (morning prayer, noonday prayer, evening prayer, or compline) at the Forward Movement Daily Prayer website. You can choose a variety of options to customize the prayers according to your preference.
The popular daily devotion Forward Day by Day is posted each day online, and it too is available as a podcast.
We also offer prayers for “spiritual communion” here.
Faith @ Home, developed in partnership with Forma, is now offered daily.
Holy Week and Easter
Holy Hour is excerpted from Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book, and this devotion developed from the custom of keeping vigil in a chapel where the Blessed Sacrament was reserved during the time between the Maundy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the Good Friday Liturgy. These reflections can be used to guide your prayer as part of a watch during those profound and holy hours
Download a PDF version of the Stations of the Cross scripture and artwork excerpted from The Soul’s Journey, by Kathrin Burleson.
We currently offer several podcasts, including:
Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Whether you are coloring alone or with children or parents, here are a few sample coloring pages from Pathways of Faith to get you started.
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