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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

First Christian Church will be proving "Ashes to Go" Wednesday. It's a new nationwide movement that sends religious officials out into the community to mark peoples' foreheads with ash and invite them to repent.

Ash Wednesday is the day that marks the beginning of Lent, a period of repentance leading up to Easter. Ashes are places on the forehead in the shape of a cross to signify their participation in Lent and serve as a reminder of their wrong doings.

Lori Bryant, the worship ministry team chair at First Christian Church, says this is a way for them to reach out to people who don't have a connection to a particular church.

"Ashes to Go is about meeting out neighbors and those that pass by our church every day and offering them an opportunity to share, in a very concrete way, God's grace," Bryant said in a press release. "Life is harried and busy, and providing a moment of connection with the Holy in the midst of the chaotic is our hope."

This will be the first time First Christian Church has participated in Ashes to Go. It plans to locate on the corner of Euclid and Speedway and invite people to walk up and receive the ashes Wednesday morning and afternoon.

For more information, visit www.AshesToGo.org.

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