In Ohio, a Drive-Thru Ash Wednesday

Get your Christianity in a Cincinnati church parking lot
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2012 1:52 PM CST
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(Newser) – No time for church, but still want to observe Ash Wednesday today? A Cincinnati church has the answer for its harried faithful: A drive-thru. The Mt. Healthy Methodist Church will today offer up ashes and a blessing in its parking lot between 5 and 6pm, reports the Enquirer, and you don't even have to get out of your car. "We have two entrances and one exit,” says a reverend. “So we should be able to do this fairly quickly.” But you can't get fries with that, and the ash isn't totally free: Participants must take a church brochure and a Lent booklet. “It’s a drive-thru,” says the reverend. “Not a drive-by.” (Read more Cincinnati stories.)

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