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Ash Wednesday services in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - It's Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, or for some Shrove Tuesday, which means it may be your last day of indulgence before the Lenten Season begins.

The pre-Lenten holiday Mardi Gras comes with its own traditions, including King Cake, pancakes, parades and dancing.

Ash Wednesday, observed this year on Feb. 13, begins the season of Lent where many Christians fast and focus on the reason for the Easter season.

We asked our WMBF News Facebook fans what they'd be giving up for Lent this year.

Jim McCrory jokes he's giving up work for forty days. 

Christianitytoday.com reports some of the top sacrifices last year included Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, chocolate, swearing, alcohol and soda.

Join in the conversation by posting your comments on the WMBF News Facebook fan page and let us know what you're giving up this year.

Lenten Services in the Grand Strand

So whether you're giving up sweets and treats or some other vice, we've gathered a list of area churches and worship centers offering Ash Wednesday Services to begin the Lenten Season.

If your church has planned special services Wednesday that are not on the list below, let us know by emailing us.

First United Methodist Church, Conway

  • Breakfast and Ashes at 7:30 a.m.
  • Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m. in sanctuary

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Garden City

  • Ash Wednesday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m.

Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom, Georgetown

  • Ash Wednesday Mass at 5:30 p.m.

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Myrtle Beach

  • Dinner and Devotion at 6 p.m.
  • Ash Wednesday Service at 6:45 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach

  • Ash Wednesday services at 12 p.m. in the sanctuary
  • Imposition of Ashes at 2 p.m. in Plyler Park, Tenth Avenue North
  • Children's Service at 10 a.m.

Celebration Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach

  • Potluck dinner at 6 p.m.
  • Ash Wednesday worship service at 7 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m. in Kings Hwy Campus sanctuary

Ocean Drive Presbyterian, North Myrtle Beach

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 p.m. in the ODPC Sanctuary

Christ Church, Murrells Inlet

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 p.m.

Surfside United Methodist Church, Surfside Beach

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Services in the Pee Dee

Saint Matthews Church, Darlington

  • Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Central United Methodist Church, Florence

  • Lenten Luncheon at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. in Spears Fellowship Hall
  • Ash Wednesday Service at 12:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Florence

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Florence

  • Matins followed by Imposition of Ashes at 7 a.m.
  • Service of Holy Communion followed by Imposition of Ashes at 12:15 p.m.
  • Covered Dish Supper at 6 p.m.
  • Lenten Service with Imposition of Ashes at 7 p.m.

The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, Florence

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville

  • Ash Wednesday Supper in Memorial Fellow Ship Hall at 5:45 p.m.
  • Ash Wednesday Services at 6:20 p.m.
  • Lenten Community Services will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church each Wednesday leading up to Easter at 12 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville

  • Ash Wednesday Service at 12 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
  • Soup and salad lunch to follow the service.

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