Is Lent just about giving up meat or social media for 40 days? A checkup on our [failed] New Year’s resolutions? Is Ash Wednesday 40 days of fasting marked by smearing soot across our foreheads? Ash Wednesday acknowledges that we are a hot mess before God. Yet he surprises us into joy even as we confess our mess, reflect on our mortality, and remember that Christ conquered sin and death. Join us for a short Ash Wednesday service at Riverside on February 18th at 6:30pm.