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Ingrid McIntyre receives ashes from street chaplain, Lindsey Krinks. About 30 people gathered as a community to share in the Ash Wednesday liturgy and to raise awareness of those suffering from homelessness and poverty. McIntyre is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. A file photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be

We see them on Ash Wednesday, but how much do you know about this ancient symbol and its underlying message? Read More

Water and Ashes Do Not Mix!

Recounts the history of the Ash Wednesday service and warns against mixing water with the ashes used for imposition. More

When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?

United Methodists have had resources for worship that include the imposition of ashes since 1979. Read More

Receiving the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?

The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Read More

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