spiritual & formation resources
Watch the Houston Mennonite Facebook page for announcements about upcoming online Sunday services and other virtual gatherings. Links will be posted on the main page of this section.
The Upper Room is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings in 1935 as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.
Mennonite Church USA has an archive of Family Devotionals that you can access at any time, with the focus right now on Lent.
What if nine ancient sayings contain the keys to our liberation? What if the blessings of Jesus known as the beatitudes offer a radical alternative to the broken systems that we’ve created? The Ninefold Path explores how following the way of the beatitudes can revolutionize our lives and our world.
Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book offers a form of prayer that originated in the earliest Christian times and has continued through the centuries. The distinctive Anabaptist flavor of this collection of daily prayers is evident in the predominance of Jesus' voice, the space for communal reflection on scripture, and the specific choices of Bible readings.
As pastors and church leaders determine how best to shepherd their congregations during this health crisis, Sojourners reached out to those who have experience for their best words of advice. They've compiled the results into Resources for the Virtual Church.
Images from "What to Do in a Pandemic - Our Cousins Know," by Ricardo Levins Morales.