Back to school! The church wants you to have a great year

Back to school! The church wants you to have a great year

ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2015) -- United Methodist congregations in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia show love for young students in practical ways.

> Members of Kodak United Methodist Church packed 150 backpacks full of supplies for nearby Northview Elementary.

> Addilynn Memorial United Methodist collected school supplies for students while hosting an ice cream party.

> Salem United Methodist Church prayed over 65 pairs of new shoes before giving them away to local students.

See more back-to-school images and prayers from our churches on Storify.