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"Ashes to Go” new approach to Christian tradition

7 to 9 a.m. Ash Wednesday, March 6, downtown Bluffton

From 7 to 9 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 6, a group of Bluffton area pastors will offer “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, according to Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Ashes to Go are offered because the reminders of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to church buildings.

"The ashes are to remind us throughout the day of our need for God, and of God’s call to us. There is much more to the beginning of Lent than ashes alone, and people are still encouraged to make time for worship with a community of faith,” she said.

A handout with an explanation and information on local Ash Wednesday services will be given to those who participate.

Ashes to Go will be offered downtown Bluffton at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets. Pedestrians as well as drivers and passengers of vehicles who pull over are invited to participate.

This is the first year Ashes to Go will be offered in Bluffton. Questions may be directed to the Rev. Farris, 419-358-5806. More information about the  movement can be found at ashestogo.org.