Blessing of the Backpacks & Child Sponsorship Sunday

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – Sunday, August 20, the first Sunday of the school year, marks a return to our regular school-year worship schedule and launches us into the season ahead. We are excited to celebrate again this year the “Blessing of the Backpacks” in worship and to pray for students around the world whom you support in their education and development.

Young people are invited to bring their backpacks to worship as we will invite students forward to pray over them as they begin the new school year. People of all ages are also encouraged to bring pictures of their Sponsor Children from around the globe for whom we will also be offering prayers in worship.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP SUNDAY – Will you be an advocate for a child in need? August 20 is also Child Sponsorship Sunday at First Pres. On this day, you will have an opportunity to change a child’s story from one of poverty to one of possibility and hope! Our mission partners will be on hand and eager to assist you in signing up to make a difference in a child’s life.

Partners in Mission
Kamwenge Secondary & Vocational School (KSVS)
Kamwenge Province, Uganda
Email Barbara Rundell

Juna Amagara 
Kasanje Province, Uganda
Email Lee Mulder

Kids Alive International 
Costanza, Dominican Republic
Email Duska Pearson