Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield is host to a Blessing of Schools and Backpacks from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

All students, teachers, faculty, volunteers, parents and community members are invited to join Grace UMC for an afternoon of blessing for our schools and backpacks.

Participants will meet at each of the school locations in USD 465 for a 10-minute blessing filled with prayer, reflection and community (see schedule below). Students and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks so the tools they use to both learn and teach this year can be blessed.

Participants are welcome to join the church at all of the locations, or whichever location(s) their family is connected to. The expectation is that this will be a socially distant event with masks so people can stay safe and bless our schools. All are welcome.

For more information, email Grace UMC at gumc@gracewinfield.com or call (620) 221-0618.

Schedule:

• 1 p.m. — Winfield Early Learning Center, 509 E. Eighth Ave.

• 1:30 p.m. — Country View Elementary, 16300 151st Road.

• 2 p.m — Lowell Elementary, 1404 Millington St.

• 2:30 p.m. — Whittier Elementary, 1400 Mound St.

• 3 p.m. — Irving Elementary, 311 Harter St.

• 3:30 p.m. — Winfield Middle School and High School, 300 N. Viking Blvd.

• 4 p.m. — Southwestern College, 100 N. College St.

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