On the morning of February 14—Ash Wednesday—Our rector, Drew Downs, and UCM Campus Minister Sharon Samsell will be taking the ritual of imposing ashes to the students, offering ashes to students at the fountain near the center of campus.
“Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day. It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing on centuries of tradition and worship to provide a contemporary moment of grace.
Drew, Sharon, and other ministers will be imposing ashes at the fountain on ISU campus between classes for the 15 minutes before the hours, from 9:45am until 2:00 pm.
A traditional Ash Wednesday services will be in the chapel at noon and 6 pm.