Today we begin saying goodbye to summer with a Blessing of the Backpacks and honoring our children transitioning to kindergarten, junior high (middle school) and high school. A new ritual will also be introduced — honoring other transitions, large and small. Please have your bring their backpack or school bag to the service. Music bags, soccer bags, or any other bag that often accompanies your child(ren) or youth are also welcome. This is an all-ages service with nursery care available for children age 3 and under.