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Ministering to students as the school year draws near

Ministering to students as the school year draws near

Christ Church, Poughkeepsie is one of a number of Episcopal Churches that not only blesses backpacks for school students, but fills them with necessary supplies. The Poughkeepsie Journal tells the story. We’ve heard of other parishes that both give out backpacks, fill them with food, collect them every other week and then redistribute them.

In what ways is your congregation ministering to student who will soon be heading back to school?


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Erin Garlock

At St. Andrew’s in Mentor, Ohio we have a Student Blessing (this coming Sunday) and we have a backpack and school supplies collection which we partner with several other churches.



We do a backpack collection (I think we’ve collected 97 thus far this year).

JC Fisher

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