Many churches are now offering blessings upon these backpacks at a Back-to-School worship service celebration. I think this is a fabulous idea. Offering a blessing on these backpacks is wonderful but offering a blessing on the children carrying them is really special.
North Scottsdale UMC will be celebrating the Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 16th at the 10am service. ALL children are invited to participate regardless if they are a first time visitor or a regular attendee.
In addition to the blessing, North Scottsdale UMC offers a free backpack tag. This year we are giving out a king's crown with a cross embellished on it. After the blessing each child will receive this a tag to put on their backpack. It will be a visual reminder that God is with them in their daily life and that their church family will be praying for them throughout the year.
That's such a cool thing. Knowing that your church family is supporting you and praying for you throughout the days, weeks, and months of the school year!
We have one added bonus to our celebration. If you do not have a student at home, you may purchase a NEW backpack to be donated. You are invited to be a blessing to other less fortunate children by purchasing a NEW backpack and bringing it to the church Sunday, August 16th. These new backpacks will be distributed to Vista del Camino Recreational Center in south Scottsdale.
Come be a blessing to others and come be blessed!
A fabulous way to begin the new school year!