Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, invites you to our Ash Wednesday services on Feb 18 at noon and 7:30 pm. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It marks the beginning of a period of reflection and penance. In the Bible, sprinkling oneself with ashes was traditionally a sign of one's sorrow for having committed sins. In the Christian tradition, Ash Wednesday also marked the beginning of preparation for the understanding of the death and resurrection of Christ. We are located at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Our church is handicapped accessible, and assisted listening devices are available. Contact us at 703 971-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website http://www.franconiaumc.org.