Backpack Blessing 8/22

Students, teachers, and children of God of all ages are invited to bring a bag or backpack to worship this Sunday for a special blessing as the school year begins. We will have a few special moments in worship on Sunday, August 22, to mark this transition of the seasons.

We would LOVE to see photos of you with your bags…or on your way to your first days of school. You are invited to send them by email to or add them to the Facebook thread. You might also choose to take a photo in your place of work, in your uniform, or holding something you use for your work in this season of life. These photos will be compiled into a slideshow we will share online on Labor Day weekend…blessing all of our vocations…whether we are students, workers, or living into the vocations that come to us in retirement or beyond the scope of our paid work.

Fall programming will begin after Labor Day, with Godly Play, Confirmation, and Community Connections gearing up for fall. We are continuing to modify plans…and hold our new plans lightly…as we move through the twists and turns of our communal life. The weekly email will include details in the coming weeks about how and when we will gather.