Ash Wednesday 2019
First UMC Coral Gables invites you to join us for a special Ash Wednesday service, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Come earlier at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy fellowship and friendship in a special dinner not to be missed!
We look forward to seeing you! You belong here, with family!
About Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During the Ash Wednesday service, the pastor will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.