Backpack blessing is Sunday

Makawao Union Church will hold its annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” during its 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

The blessing “marks the beginning of the new school year and reminds our children and youth of God’s care and protection as they continue their journey in education,” an announcement said.

The church also will recognize teachers, “honoring their ministry in educating our young people.”

Makawao Union Church is an interdenominational community church located at 1445 Baldwin Ave., two miles mauka from the Hana Highway. For more information, call 579-9261.