KETTERING — This Ash Wednesday, pastors will be in the parking lot of David's United Church of Christ during rush hours, imposing ashes for the ninth year running.
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"We'll meet folk outside in the parking lot, and they don't even have to get out of their cars. We'll impose the ashes with a word of blessing for people as they enter this season of preparation and hope, and then hand them a card with a prayer to use in the days to come. It'll be brief, but we hope helpful," Dr. Newcomb stated in a release.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a season of preparation before Easter that lasts 40 days.
Ashes are imposed on the forehead with the words, 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
A traditional service will be held at the church on Wednesday at 7 p.m.