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Church to bless kids' backpacks
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MCCONNELL, Ill. - McConnell UMC, 211 N. Hulbert Road, is inviting all children to bring their school backpacks to church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to be blessed before the start of a new school year. The church will pray and bless each bag and each student will receive a memento for their backpacks.

Colton Krumm will also be baptized. A potluck lunch will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.

KidZone is the church's new children's church ministry during the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday. It is for all children from nursery level on up. Games, crafts, movies and other activities will be available for them so parents can enjoy the worship service.

For more information, call 815-868-2324 or email