Blessing of the Backpacks
It is a crucial and important time for our children as they start back to school and we want them to know that they have the love and support of their church. This Sunday, August 4th, we have many things in store for them. At the beginning of the service we will recognize children who are beginning kindergarten and present them with their very own Bible. During the children’s message we are having a Blessing of the Backpacks. Children will wear their book bags down front for the children’s message and we will pray with them. Following the 10:30 a.m. Worship service we are having a special graduation luncheon for children who are graduating out of the children’s program and for their families.
My favorite thing about the summer is that through camps and events the children have wonderful opportunities to interact and grow in God and with each other. It is my prayer that they take the things that they have learned back to school with them and let it have a lasting impact.
As the summer comes to a close, there are two very special people that we need to recognize: Summer Interns Ansleigh Mize and Abby Wainright. They have done an excellent job in serving in many capacities at our church over the last two months. They have taught Sunday School rotations, Children’s Church and helped with Vacation Bible School Camp, Choir Camp and Monday Mystery Trips. May we continue to lift them up in our prayers as they continue on life’s journey. Ansleigh is about to begin her second year and Abby is about to start her first year at The College of Coastal Georgia.