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Local churches set Ash Wednesday services

Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting for practicing Christians, will begin the Lenten season this year on Feb 17.

Despite the setbacks caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the following churches are still offering services to Greenville residents:

First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church will have two Ash Wednesday services. The first service will be held in the chapel from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for those who want to receive their ashes but do not wish to attend a full in person service. Another service will be held in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. This service will be both in person and virtual. Those interested in watching the service online can find the video on the United Methodist website and Facebook page.

St Thomas Episcopal Church

St Thomas Episcopal Church will have multiple Ash Wednesday services beginning at 7 a.m. Other services will be held at 10, 4:30, and 6. In person attendees will need to RSVP a spot in advance. An outside service is also scheduled for noon. Attendees to the outside service have the listen to the service through their vehicle on 88.5; the churches broadcast station. If you are unable to attend an in-person service, the outdoor service and 6 p.m. service will be livestreamed.

St Elizabeth Catholic Church

St Elizabeth Catholic Church will have an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30. This service will be in-person only.