The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, is kicking off a year of celebrating education. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. If you do not have one, it will be provided. All will receive a special blessing as we lift up the importance of learning. If you are not in school and would like to participate, we invite you to donate school supplies which will be distributed to those in need throughout the year. Students will also have the opportunity to register for Sunday School on that day.

The following Sunday, Sept. 16, we will continue our focus on education with “Spirit Sunday.” There will be some very special guests to engage the youth in the joy of learning. Sunday School will also begin that day.

The First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, is an Open and Affirming Congregation with a deep respect for education of all forms. Later in the year we plan to celebrate our public school teachers and what they contribute to our community. If you have questions, please call our Director of Religious Education, Ms. Susan Hall, M.Ed., at 338-2282.