The habits of school starting in late summer or early fall follow many of us through our lives. In that spirit, we’ll have a service to celebrate beginning again as we come into fall. Students (of any age!) are invited to bring along a backpack or similar object that represents the new year to be blessed. We’ll consider what it takes to begin again and again and again.
Also that day, we’ll collect backpacks and other school supplies to be donated to kids in need at our neighborhood school, Mann Elementary. Those planning to donate school supplies can refer to this list when selecting items to donate: https://www.tacomaschools.org/mann/Pages/School-Supplies.aspx