The Lenten Season begins this year on February 18. The Lenten season will open with an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00 p.m. in the UMCC Sanctuary.
The form and content of the Ash Wednesday service will focus on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ.
The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes can be a powerful nonverbal and experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation. This practice is the historic focus of Ash Wednesday observance and gave the day its name.