Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Western Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant churches. Fat Tuesday is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French. In the past, people would fast from all meat and food that came from animals throughout the season of Lent. Therefore, the last night before the fast, they would try to use up all those foods they couldn’t eat during Lent. And that’s where the term “Fat Tuesday” came from, for obvious reasons!

Let us gather for a feast on the night before Lent begins. On Tuesday, February 25, we will feast at IHOP on McGalliard at 6 p.m. Mmmmmm….pancakes! Please add your name to the sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons or email the church to reserve your seat. We will need to know how many are attending.

stack of pancakes