Due to Covid-19, we will be administering ashes in the parking lot of Mt. Zion UMC at 122 Bayard Road in Lothian. Pastor Hayden will use hand sanitizer before administering the ashes on your forehead.
This practice symbolizes penance and mortality, the idea that Christians are to "repent and believe in the Gospel" as they "remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
We will also offer an online Ash Wednesday service available on our YouTube channel.