Ash Wednesday events

Churches in the Southwest Conference welcome all who wish to experience Ash Wednesday. Find an event near you.

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“Ashes to Go” – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Casas Adobes Congregational UCC, 6801 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ

Pastor John will again be dispensing “ashes to go” from the church parking lot. If you are on the go and would like Lenten ashes, you can “drive thru” as part of your day’s errands.

Ash Wednesday worship services – 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

First Christian Church - DOC & UCC, 1809 El Paseo Road; Las Cruces, NM

Community Ash Wednesday Service – 5 p.m.

United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Avenue, Sun City, AZ

United Church of Sun City and Church of the Palms UCC will join together for a community worship service. Everyone is welcome!

“Being Human and Divine” – 7 p.m.

First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ

Join together for a special worship experience to begin our Lenten Journey.

“Ashes to Go” – 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shepherd of the Hills at Starbucks, 56th Street & Indian School in Phoenix

Joint services – 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Shepherd of the Hills with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 2310 N. 56th Street, Phoenix

Taize-style Ash Wednesday service – 6:30 p.m.

Scottsdale Congregational UCC, 4425 N Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ

The service will include Taize chants, poetry, scripture, prayer, distribution of ashes, and communion. All are welcome.

Ash Wednesday Soup Supper – 6 p.m.

Rincon Congregational UCC, 122 N Craycroft, Tucson, AZ

The Soup Supper will be followed by communion at the tables and ashes for those who desire.

Imposition of Ashes – 12 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Desert Palm UCC, 1230 E Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ

Pastor Tom will be in the sanctuary during the hours above for the imposition of ashes for anyone who’d like to stop by.

Ashes on the Street – 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Worship Service – 6:30 p.m.

West Congregational UCC , 4650 W Thomas Road, Phoenix

Ash Wednesday Service – 7 p.m.

First Congregational UCC, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM

Ash Wednesday Service – 6:30 p.m.

Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix

Join us for our Ash Wednesday service. The Evans Bell Conversion, featuring the Southwest Conference Poet Laureate, Jack Evans, and classical guitarist, Tom Bell will perform a spiritual program of spoken word and music to bring a meaningful start to the Lenten season. Ashes will be dispensed by Rev. Tony Minear, Ph.D.