Ashes To Go

on February 13, 2017 Outreach with 0 comments

For centuries, Christians have marked the start of the holy season of Lent by receiving ashen crosses smudged on their foreheads with a palm leaf. This cross of ashes serves as a reminder of mortal failings and as an invitation to receive God’s forgiveness. This tradition might strike people in a couple ways. For those […]

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What I learned About Ashes To Go

on February 10, 2016 Outreach with 0 comments

Today, Christians around the world are celebrating the ancient tradition of Ash Wednesday. As a pastor, I have had the opportunity to participate in many of these services, but today was a first, we took the service to the streets and did “Ashes To Go.” For more about what “Ashes To Go” is check out […]

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Ashes To Go

on February 8, 2016 Outreach with 0 comments

This year my church and I are taking a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition known as Ash Wednesday by offering “Ashes to Go.” We are joining a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with […]

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