Observing Ash Wednesday in downtown Hudson

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

The Rev. Roseanne Roberts places ashes on the foreheads of Dennis and Joann Gour.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Observing Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14, the first day of Lent, was made more accessible for a number of Christians by the Rev. Roseanne Roberts, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Hudson. For the second year, she offered ashes for an hour midday on Main Street near Avidia Bank. Passersby could get ashes placed on their forehead or the back of a hand.

Later that day a meditation open house with four interactive prayer stations and distribution of ashes took place in the nearby church sanctuary at 34 Felton St. For information about the parish, visit hudsonfumc.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/HudsonFUMC.