CAsh Wednesday is the initiation of the season of Lent. Lent is a spiritual journey spanning 40 days from Ash Wednesday until Holy Saturday before Easter, Resurrection Sunday. During Lent, we are called to a season of self-reflection, some form of spiritual commitment, and special attention to scripture and repentance. For many, it is also a season in which we adopt various acts of kindness and compassion. At Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 211 Porter Street, we begin this season with an Ash Wednesday service on March 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Our service this year will focus on dust, ashes and breath, which will incorporate all age levels in our church.
During the service, everyone attending our Ash Wednesday service will have the opportunity, if they choose, to receive the application of ashes in the form of the cross on their forehead. The ashes simply remind us not only of our limited time on earth, but also of the grace of God who extends life past death by means of the cross.
Please join together with us on Ash Wednesday as the recipients of God’s grace and enjoy scripture enactment along with scripture reflection, hymns, praise and prayers. Come and expect to be moved by the breath of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome. Additional information regarding our Ash Wednesday service can be obtained by contacting the church office at Center First UMC (936) 598-2707 or visiting www.fumccentertx.org.