This reflective gathering is a time for you to mark the beginning of the Lenten journey. Traditionally Lent has been a morose season of preparing for eternal life. This year we take on the theme of Letting Go; letting go of what we think Lent ought to be, letting go of everything that keeps you from rejoicing in the passing beauty of earth, letting go of the judgments and hang ups and expectations. What to expect? Silence, prayer, lighting candles, ritual of the ashes and a quiet time to stop and breathe.