students wait to approach the stage during the backpack blessing ceremony

Backpack Blessing

The Backpack Blessing is a community outreach event that takes place at the start of the school year. We invite students, teachers, school staff and other educational professionals to join us for a service dedicated to them. Participants receive a tag for their backpack, bag or briefcase, with an encouraging Bible verse and a prayer for when things get stressful. The congregation prays over them and asks for God’s blessing for the coming school year. Our annual School Supplies Drive is held in the weeks leading up to this event.