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Blessing of the Backpacks & Back to Church Sunday

Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Hopewell United Methodist Church invites all children and their families and caregivers and friends to join us as we kick off the fall season on Sunday, September 16, with our Back to Church Sunday.

We will hold a special “Blessing of the Backpacks” during the 10 a.m. worship service and children attending with their backpacks will receive a blessing. All children are then invited to join our first week of Children’s Sunday school, which meets during the 10 a.m. worship time.

The “Blessing of the Backpacks” will include a special blessing over art supplies collected as a special mission outreach project for a program serving unaccompanied minor children at the Center for Family Services in Burlington. The United Methodist Women have been coordinating the collection of crayons, markers, paper and more! More info on art supplies collection here.

Sunday Sundaes

Following the service, we will enjoy “Sunday Sundaes” with an ice cream and toppings bar. We will have games and activities for children of all ages! If weather permits, we will be outside on the church lawn. If not, we will be inside the Sunroom!

Meet our New Pastor

Rev. Laura Steele, who joined us in July as our new senior pastor, will focus on “Creation” as a worship theme for September.


Sep 16, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hopewell United Methodist Church
19 Blackwell Ave
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States