Blessing the Backpacks

Sunday, August 19, during 9:30 service, we will have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Children are invited to bring their backpacks or book bags to church in order to receive a blessing in the context of worship.  It is a wonderful way to acknowledge the beginning of a new school year and recognize the importance of learning.

We will also be collecting school supplies for DC public school kids.  Last year’s donations were greatly appreciated.

Items needed:

  • boxes of crayons
  • boxes of markers or colored pencils
  • #2 pencils
  • school boxes or zippered pouches for school supplies
  • big glue sticks
  • two-pocket folders
  • 3-Ring Binders, 1 1/2″ or 2″
  • packs of wide-ruled, loose leaf paper
  •  scissors
  • large erasers
  • boxes of tissues
  • highlighters
  • packs of 3×5 index cards (white)
  • spiral, wire bound notebooks
  • marble composition notebooks
  • Protractors
  • Basic calculators
  • Ruler (inches and centimeters)
Please bring your donations to church next Sunday. 
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