Ash Wednesday with ash cross

February 14, 2024 Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday with ash cross

Ash Wednesday at Dumbarton United Methodist Church

  • In person worship at Dumbarton, 12:00 noon

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, occurring six and a half weeks before Easter (between February 4 and March 11, depending on the date of Easter). Ash Wednesday is a solemn reminder of human mortality and the need for reconciliation with God and marks the beginning of the penitential Lenten season. It is commonly observed with ashes and fasting.  See Encyclopedia Britannia.