Blessing of the Backpacks Aug. 24

Blessing of the Backpacks Aug. 24

PAWTUCKET - Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church will host a "A Blessing of the Backpacks" event for children on Sunday, Aug. 24, during the worship service at 9:30 a.m.

Children are asked to bring their school backpacks to church so that their faith community may send them into a new school year letting them know that their church family will be praying for them to have a successful year of growth and learning.

"Children's backpacks are a symbol of the new school year, and the blessing reminds all that God is with us every step all the way, in every part of our lives," church pastor, David Goodfellow, said.

This service begins at 9:30 a.m. in Lindh Hall at Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Avenue.

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