Area churches offer ‘Ashes to Go’ for Ash Wednesday

Area churches are offering “Ashes to Go” for Ash Wednesday today, to mark the start of the Christian season of Lent. 

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The Belmont United Methodist Church in Dayton on Smithville Road will be offering Ashes to Go from noon to 5 p.m. for those in a rush, busy, or don’t want to go into the church, according to an emailed statement from a church pastor. 

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Also, the David’s United Church of Christ, on West David Road in Kettering, will distribute ashes from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

“We’ll meet folks outside in the parking lot, and they don’t even have to get out of their cars,” Rev. Dr. Brian Newcomb, Sr. Pastor at the church said in a release. “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.” 


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