No time to attend an Ash Wednesday service? Clergy from Princeton United Methodist Church will offer “Ashes to Go,” the imposition of ashes, on Wednesday, February 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in front of the church, on the corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. “Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, but for some there is no time in the work week for a worship service,” says Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, senior pastor. Traditional services will be February 10 at noon and 7:30 p.m.
Another ministry to those who work in town: PUMC will open the doors of its small chapel at noon on Tuesdays from February 16 to March 22. The 30-minute Lenten services, on the theme of “Wilderness Time,” will be followed by a soup and salad lunch. Six seminarians from the Princeton Theological Seminary will lead the meditations: Erik Matson, Samantha Gilmore, Merlene Taylor, JJ Flag, Gerald Cameron, and Claire Mather. All are welcome; enter by the door that opens onto Nassau Street, at the corner of Vandeventer.
PUMC is a diverse congregation whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds, and faith histories. Traditional worship services are on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m., with nursery care available. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and small groups meet throughout the week. The building is wheelchair accessible and parking is free on Sundays. Call 609-924-2613 or visit the church’s website.