Ash Wednesday Service and Day of Fasting

By | February 16, 2010

Tomorrow, February 17th, is Ash Wednesday - the beginning of the season of Lent, a 40 day period in which the Church focuses on repentance, fasting and preparation for Easter. To begin this season, Upper Room will have at Service of Prayer and Repentance at 5828 Forward Ave. on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00am (Coffee will be served!). The service will include music, prayer, Scripture, the “imposition of ashes” and reflection on disciplines we can practice during Lent individually and as a community. The service will end by 7:45am, and people may leave earlier if they need to. Whether you’re able to join us or not, we also encourage you to fast on Ash Wednesday, either by not eating at all or by eating more simply.