A few things you might need when you’re planning Ashes to Go
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.
Sample liturgies, handouts 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.
- Planning guide from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (DC)
City of God: Faith in the Streets, by Sara Miles
The author shares stories and reflections on Ash Wednesday ministry in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District.
Speaking Faithfully: Communications as Evangelism in a Noisy World, by Rebecca Wilson and Jim Naughton
Two communications professionals share smart insights and practical application about ways to get the word of God out in today’s fast-paced media world. Fresh perspectives can help you think in new ways about evangelism through and beyond Ashes to Go.