In observance of Ash Wednesday, United Church of Christ national staff representatives publically distributed ashes and blessings at their Cleveland and Washington, D.C., offices Feb. 13.
Making Faith,In Cleveland visible at the UCC's National Offices in Cleveland, the Revs. Kathryn Huey and Scott Ressman distributed ashes to dozens of staff and commuters in the lobby of the Church House during rush hours in the morning and in the afternoon, and as part of a noon worship service in the Amistad Chapel.
In Washington, D.C., the Rev. Mari Castellanos distributed ashes outside of the United Methodist Building before a special Ash Wednesday service for immigration reform.