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Back-to-school blessing

Staff Reports

Carson Valley United Methodist will give their third annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” service today. A special worship service to encourage and bless returning students and school staff.

“We encourage students and school staff—from administrators to bus drivers—to bring their backpacks, lunch kits, briefcases, or other symbols of their work,” said Pastor Tony Hoefner. “We will acknowledge their work this coming school year and we will pray for God’s blessing upon these symbols of their work. Thus, the blessing will be upon their efforts throughout the year.”

Guest speaker will be Marty Swisher, Principal of Douglas High School.

Carson Valley UMC is located at 1375 Centerville Lane. Worship services begin at 8:30 and 10:30 AM. Information, call Len at 782-4600 or visit or on Facebook at Carson Valley United Methodist Church.