What is Lent? Why Do We Get Ashes on Our Heads? And other questions to consider this Lenten season …

By February 7, 2020

Children will gather for dinner followed by a special kid-friendly service in which we will sing songs, participate in many different forms of prayer, and receive the imposition of ashes as we learn about Ash Wednesday and its significance.

If you’ve ever wondered — “Why do we get ashes on our heads?” — this Wednesday is for you.

This is truly one of the unique services in the metroplex as there simply aren’t a lot of faith communities like ours, who truly prioritize walking with children through this part of their journey!

There will be several stations set up for the children to learn and play with different forms of prayer, with a final station set in the quiet Chapel where the children thoughtfully receive the imposition of ashes. Throughout this service, the children — and their parents — will learn about the Lenten season: What is Lent? How long is Lent? Why is Lent 40 days? And these lessons are woven seamlessly throughout the service. Dr. Mike, our interim Director of Children’s Ministry says, “What I love so much about this special service is that it is such an experiential way for kids to learn about Ash Wednesday.”

The children, and you, will learn a lot all while experiencing meaningful — and playful — worship.

There is no signup or registration required for this exceptional, child-centered Ash Wednesday Worship service. This service is well-loved by our First Church family and we hope all who come will leave with a better understanding of the curiosities of the Lenten season and especially, Ash Wednesday.


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