Want to offer “Ashes to Go” in your community?
First, you’ll want to think about where, what, who and how. Check out the “Ashes to Go” Tip Sheet on the Episcopal Church’s Vital Practices site (disponible en español aquí), or use this planning guide.
Then, from this site, you can download sample liturgies and resource material.
- Ashes and prayer for brief encounters, like train stations and busy sidewalks.
- A liturgy for conversational encounters, as in coffee shops.
- A short worship service for use with groups in public places.
- Additional resources for use with the above.
- Sample liturgy handouts: from St Louis and Chicago
- Sample handout from Holy Trinity, Decatur, GA.
- For a banner template, contact the Rev. Anne Weatherholt.
- A sample press release, to adapt for your context.
Calvary Episcopal Church, Lombard, Illinois
The congregation that supports this site, and one of the three congregations that started Ashes to Go in the Chicago area.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, St Louis, Missouri, one of the churches that originated the “Ashes to Go” term and concept as an ecumenical outreach in 2007.