When the Beatty family first started participating in Rice & Beans Month five years ago, there was only one kid in the mix, and he was a bit too young to help much in the kitchen. With the addition of their daughter, the Beattys are...

How do you feed Rice & Beans to 200 people at a time? Ellie Hatzi figured it out during Lent 2017. As the leader of the kitchen and hospitality crew for the Sunday evening service at River West Church, she was used to overseeing a...

Whether you are thinking of participating for the month of March or for Lent, we are all sharing a common meal together. "Together" is a key concept for Rice & Beans Month, which is why Oak Hills Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, decided to make it...

For the Lahash community, the transition from March to April has shifted our focus from Rice & Beans to child sponsorship. As Rice & Beans Month participant Nina Horn explains, it’s a pretty logical transition… While participating in Rice & Beans month a couple of years...

Today, as Lent and Rice & Beans Month wind toward a close, we have the third and final installment in our 2016 guest writer series. This week's focus is on the theme of Sharing, particularly poignant as we consider that Christ's death and resurrection make...

After hearing about the idea for a few years, Peter and Beth Smart gave Rice & Beans Month a try for the first time in 2015, together with a group of friends from church. They discovered that the spiritual and practical elements of this event...

This second installment in our 2016 guest writer series focuses on the theme of Solidarity. Each of these writers are not only participating personally in Rice & Beans Month, but also playing a pivotal role in leading the experience for their entire church community. This...

This week’s Participant Profile introduces us to the Cussins family. Noah is a student at Sunnyside Christian School in Washington state. Lahash Media Director, Casey Schilperoort, gave a Rice & Beans presentation  last year for the students there, and Noah participated in a school-wide lunch...

As our Rice & Beans journey continues, we will be featuring the reflections of three guest writers on the themes of Simplicity, Solidarity, and Sharing. Each of them are not only participating personally, but playing a pivotal role in leading the experience for their entire...

Hearing the stories of other Rice & Beans participants is a great source of encouragement for the journey. Although we unite around a common purpose, our life circumstances and the ways we live out this purpose vary greatly! We'll be featuring three Participant Profiles this...