Ash Wednesday - Reveille United Methodist Church

Oct 24, 2022

Welcome to Reveille United Methodist Church

Behind the Veil Christian Ministries invites you to experience the observance of Ash Wednesday with our faith community. Join us as we mark the beginning of the Lenten season with reflection, prayer, and spiritual guidance.

Why Ash Wednesday Matters

Ash Wednesday holds significant importance for Christians worldwide. It serves as a reminder of our mortality and the call to repentance. As an integral part of the Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday falls forty-six days before Easter, marking the start of the Lenten journey towards Easter Sunday.

Observing Ash Wednesday

Reveille United Methodist Church warmly welcomes you to our Ash Wednesday service, where we participate in the ancient ritual of receiving ashes on our foreheads. This act symbolizes our repentance and the invitation to return to God wholeheartedly. The ashes, usually made from burnt palm branches, represent humility, human limitation, and the need for redemption.

A Contemplative Time of Reflection

At Reveille UMC, we understand the importance of reflection and introspection during the Lenten season. Our Ash Wednesday service offers a quiet and contemplative space to pause, acknowledge our sins, and seek God's forgiveness. The words spoken during the service will challenge and inspire you to grow spiritually and find renewal throughout the Lenten period.

The Lenten Journey

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the sacred forty-day period known as Lent. The word "Lent" comes from the Old English word "lencten," meaning springtime. It is a time for Christians to prepare their hearts, examine their lives, and draw closer to God. By observing practices such as prayer, fasting, and acts of charity, we strive for spiritual growth and transformation.

Community and Fellowship

Reveille UMC strongly believes in the power of community and encourages everyone to join us on this communal journey during the Lenten season. Our diverse and inclusive community embraces individuals from all walks of life, fostering a sense of belonging and support.

Children and Youth Programs

As a family-focused church, Reveille UMC offers engaging programs for children and youth during the Lenten season. Our dedicated team provides age-appropriate activities, lessons, and events designed to nurture faith, encourage questions, and help young minds understand the significance of Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Worship Schedule and Location

Reveille United Methodist Church holds Ash Wednesday services at multiple times throughout the day, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to attend. Please visit our website's calendar for specific service times, locations, and additional details.

Join Us for Ash Wednesday

Reveille UMC welcomes you and your loved ones to join us for a meaningful Ash Wednesday service. Embrace this solemn occasion, reflect on your spiritual journey, and experience the transformative power of God's grace as we embark on the Lenten season together.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about Ash Wednesday or Reveille United Methodist Church, please contact our friendly staff. We are here to assist you on your faith journey.

Jim McManus
🙏 Reflect. Pray.
Oct 5, 2023