Newman Congregational Church, UCC Announces “Drive-Thru Ashes”
As a way of beginning the Christian season of Lent, Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ will again be offering the Ecumenical - Drive-Thru Ashes. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
An ancient custom, the imposition of ashes marks the beginning of the Lenten season and signifies a time of repentance and reflection as well as a stark reminder of our fragile mor-tality.
Those interested in receiving ashes and a blessing may do so by simply driving through the church’s parking lot located at 100 Newman Avenue in Rumford between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Several ordained clergy will be on hand to impose the ashes on either the forehead or the hand of those driving through. In addition, upon request, each participant will be given a blessing before departing.
Newman UCC will also be hosting an Ash Wednesday worship service inside the church that evening at 7:00 p.m.
Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and ex-tends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome.
Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916
For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742.