Drive-Through Ashes Offered at Some MI Churches


Instead of a burger and fries… how about ashes? Some churches in Michigan are offering “drive-through” ashes this Ash Wednesday.

FOX News Radio’s Jennifer Keiper reports:

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Today is the start of Lent, 40 days of penitence and fasting. So, you’ll see Catholics with ashes in the form of a cross on their forehead.

At a Methodist church in Novi, Michigan you don’t even have to get out of your car. Pastor June Marshall-Smith is offering drive-through ashes.

(Marshall-Smith) “I think when people do have ashes in the morning they still don’t avoid worship. They do go to worship in the evenings and I think that might even encourage them to go to their own churches in the evenings.”

A similar service is being offered at Grace Episcopal Church in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

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