Ash wednesday

March 1

Noon and 7:30 p.m.

Chapel

We begin the season of Lent and prepare for the glory of Easter. All are welcome.


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. lent is the 40 days (not counting Sundays) that lead up to Easter. In worship on Ash Wednesday, worshipers receive ashes on their forehead with the words, "you are dust and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19). You can read more about Ash Wednesday on The United Methodist Church website at http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/why-ashes-on-ash-wednesday. Another article on the website gives reasons the use of ashes in Methodist worship: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/when-did-united-methodists-start-the-imposition-of-ashes-on-ash-wednesday.