Ash Wednesday Events

01.22.24 | News

    2024 Ash Wednesday is February 14 

    This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 – yes, Valentine's Day! Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Through the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, we're reminded of the precious passage of time and the frailty of human beings. 

    We have three opportunities to receive the ashes this year:

    • Drive-Thru Ashes: Feb. 14, 7:30 - 8:30 AM | Parking Lot 7Receive ashes from the First Church pastors as you start your day. 
    • Ash Wednesday Worship Service: Feb. 14, 12 PM | Sanctuary | Join in person or watch the livestream online.
    • Pick Up Ashes in Advance: Week of Feb. 5, 9 AM - 4 PM | Church Office | If you're unable to join us in person on Feb. 14, you're welcome to pick up a packet of ashes for your use at home from our Church Office.

    Participating in Ash Wednesday from home?

    Here are simple instructions to follow for the imposition of ashes:

    When instructed during worship, dip one of your fingers into the ashes and draw a cross on your forehead. 

    Say the traditional words: "Remember you are dust and to dust you will return" or "Return to God and love with your whole heart."