"Take Home Ashes" are available ahead of time.
Please call the church office, or just stop by to pick up your "Take Home Ashes" before the Service.
A WORD OF CAUTION: If you plan on making ashes at home, be careful-- Do NOT mix ashes with water as this may create a caustic paste. Just use a small amount of olive oil and mark the forehead or top of the hand with the sign of the cross.
Photo: Love involves sacrifice and repentance. A woman prays after having ashes placed on her forehead during an Ash Wednesday service. Image by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.