Ash Wednesday & Lenten Activties

Bethany of Fox Valley UMC will provide its own Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm. Please join us in-person service in the sanctuary or online service ( that will include imposition of ashes. Pastor Sam will lead this service as we begin the Lenten journey.

Lenten Study Options

  • In person at Bethany: The whole world has changed. It seems that what used to work before doesn’t work anymore. COVID-19 has disrupted everything. We all are suffering and grieving what was lost. However, there is one thing that has never changed. It is who we are before God’s unconditional love. For this, the book of Ephesians will be explored verse by verse as our Lenten study for 15 weeks. An in-person class will be followed by Sunday worship service beginning on March 6th, 2022. An online ZOOM class will be arranged if needed. Please contact Pastor Sam (847.612.7477 or to sign up.
  • Online Art Exploration: Pastor Daniel Cochran is offering an online 3-week Lenten faith formation series for all churches in the Prairie Central District. Drawing upon his passion for and training in art history, he will lead us on an exploration of Christian art that spans the centuries and takes us around the globe. For three evenings during Lent, beginning March 9, we will explore how Christians have understood and expressed through art the sacred events of Holy Week. We will learn more about our Christian tradition and theology, while deepening our own spiritual engagement with this Lenten and Easter season. RSVP Required. Please contact Jacquee Lawrence ( for more information.