Ash Wednesday

Virtual Ash Wednesday Worship Service 

Join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:50 pm! This year, the Aurora Cluster of United Methodist Church will be providing you with virtual worship of reflection as the Lent season begins and we prepare our hearts for Easter. To go through our online Ash Wednesday experience on February 17 at 6:50 pm, please visit or this page.

Ash Wednesday Offering

It is a tradition of the Aurora Cluster of the UMC to collect a special offering at the Ash Wednesday Service. As the pandemic continues, this special offering goes to “Aurora Interfaith Pantry” ensuring that everyone has food during this difficult time. Even as we hold the service online you are encouraged to make this offering online or by mailing a check to Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church by February 28, 2021. Ash Wednesday is February 17.

•    Make an online offering  You have the option of using your bank account through our partnership with Vanco, or through PayPal.  Using the Vanco option, please select “Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry” as the fund.  Using the PayPal/Credit Card option, please click on “Add special instructions…” and type in “Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry”. 
•    If you prefer to mail a check, write “Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry” in the memo and send to Bethany of Fox Valley UMC, 2200 Ridge Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504.