WELCOME HOME SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 10!
Plan to celebrate the start of a new school year and church year during our 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, September 10, Welcome Home Sunday! It will be the first Sunday of our new year of Sunday School for children (children’s Sunday school takes place during the 10:30 am service), and also the Chancel Choir’s first Sunday back singing in worship after their summer break (it will be Family Choir Sunday…keep reading for more details about that). And we’ll have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks ceremony to bless the funds we’ve collected for backpacks and school supplies for kids at Whittier Elementary School.
After church, we’ll enjoy an all-church potluck lunch outside on the patio, and games on the lawn for kids of all ages. Drinks will be provided; please plan to bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. Mark your calendars and join us!
YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN THE CHANCEL CHOIR FOR FAMILY CHOIR ON WELCOME HOME SUNDAY, 9/10!
The Chancel Choir returns with a special “Family Choir” morning on Welcome Home Sunday, September 10! This is an opportunity for everyone who likes to sing to get together in the sanctuary at 9:30 am to rehearse music for that morning’s 10:30 am service. By “everyone,” we mean children of all ages, and adults of all ages. You don’t even have to know how to read music; you just have to like to sing! Come and be part of the fun! Email Director of Music Gerald Holbrook with any questions.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
On Sunday, September 10, as part of our Welcome Home Sunday worship service, we will hold a Blessing of the Backpacks ceremony to bless the funds we’ve raised for backpacks and school supplies for Whittier Elementary School, right down the street from our church. Our contacts at Whittier have told us that this year, monetary contributions are more helpful for them than actual backpacks or supplies, so please plan to contribute whatever you would have spent on a backpack or other school supplies. Please make your check payable to First United Methodist Church of Boulder, and write “Whittier backpacks” in the memo line. You may place checks in the offering plate on Welcome Home Sunday, September 10, or mail them to the church office: First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302. You may also make contributions online via our church’s website; click HERE to visit the donations page on our website, select “Other,” and type in “Whittier backpacks,” and your desired amount. Thank you!