The United Church of Christ Congregational, 3350 Harrison, will host an Ash Wednesday prayer service on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of Lent. In addition to the traditional prayers and litanies, the Rev. Marie Soward Green will pray for peace and for those serving in the Persian Gulf. The public is invited. For information, call 392-5012 or 393-9731.