Church Offers “Ashes to Go” for Ash Wednesday

By: Shannon Smith Email
By: Shannon Smith Email

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Area Christians are taking part in Ash Wednesday services and one local church has found a way to adapt to our busy schedules.

Grace Episcopal Church in Freeport offered “Ashes to Go” today where residents could walk or drive up to the church and receive their ashes and blessing. This is the second year for the outdoor program. Church leaders say they wanted an easier way to get the public involved in Ash Wednesday. Jean Clayton says she’s happy that she can still participate, despite her busy schedule.

"It's just a lot more convenient. I just got back from vacation and have a lot of errands, and so I thought I would just do this on the way," said resident Jean Clayton.

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago started “Ashes to Go” three years ago. More than 30 Stateline congregations participated.

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