Local Church Providing a Convenient Way to Observe Ash Wednesday

First United Methodist Church to bestow ashes upon drivers, walkers, diners in downtown Shreveport

Shreveport, LA – First United Methodist Church Shreveport will be offering multiple ways for those in downtown Shreveport and the surrounding areas to observe Ash Wednesday.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Reverend Caroline Wilkinson will be bestowing ashes upon passersby and drivers near the Caddo Courthouse in downtown Shreveport. She will be available in that area from 10-noon and then again from 1-3 p.m.

During the noon hour, those seeking lunch and an Ash Wednesday service can do both by attending First United Methodist’s Wednesday Business Lunch. Lunch is only $7. The Wednesday Business Lunch is held in the Hunter Building of the First Methodist campus in room 101 from noon to 1 p.m. Rev. Jonathan Beck will be conducting the service.

A traditional Ash Wednesday service with Rev. Jonathan Beck will be held in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary at 6 p.m.

If you would like any additional information or would like to photograph or video record any of these opportunities, please email Erin Smith at esmith@fumcshreveport.org. You can also call her at 318-424-7771 ext. 162.

About First United Methodist Church Shreveport

The mission of First United Methodist Church Shreveport is to embrace and extend God’s grace while passionately growing servant leaders. Visit us online at firstshreveport.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter @fumcshreveport.