All Saints Anglican Church will conduct Ash Wednesday services March 1 at noon and 7 p.m. at 149 Ebenezer Road (just south of Ga. Highway 54, east of Peachtree City).
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent — the 40 weekdays before Easter. As Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness before embarking on his ministry, so Christians have long undertaken a 40-day preparation for the Easter celebration.
Ash Wednesday gains its name from the ashes Christians receive on their foreheads as a sign of penitence.
In the Anglican tradition, Ash Wednesday is also set aside as a fast day in which Anglicans are urged to make certain sacrifices and perform extra acts of devotion.
For more information on the service or Ash Wednesday, call the church office, 770-486-5374.