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Personalize your Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday finds man at prayer

Finding the holy in the midst of our ordinary routines is important every day. It’s particularly significant on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the day that starts the Easter journey in 2021.

Conference offers Lenten resources

Lenten prayer

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative activities for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

Why a cross of ashes?

Worshipers with ashes on foreheads

On Ash Wednesday pastors dip their thumbs into a bowl of ashes and draw a cross on worshipers’ foreheads. The practice is ancient. Learn why ashes connect people with God.

Social media resources for Lent

Ashes applied to a woman's forehead

Ash Wednesday 2019 is March 6. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time for reflection and preparation for Easter.

Valentines and Ashes

“What are some ideas you have to make our fast day a feast day?” asks Abigail Parker Herrara, Young People’s Ministries.

Bishop’s Lenten greeting

Start this 40-day Lenten Season with these words of inspiration from Bishop David Bard.

Original sin or original blessing?

In his blog, Monday Memo, the Rev. Jack Harnish looks at the contrast between self-reliance and God-dependence.

Lent begins March 1

Lent begins on March 1st. Ten ways to make Ash Wednesday more than an ordinary day.

Lent is coming

Lent

Ash Wednesday arrives in seven short weeks. Now’s the time to prepare for Lent.