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Back to School Blessing

By Kevin Johnson

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It's officially back to school season on our calendars. This year, however, back to school looks so much different than any other time in our lives. Every family is facing decisions on how to approach educational opportunities during these very difficult times. Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for the Michigan UMC Annual Conference, provides encouragement, awareness, and support to families with this back to school to school blessing for 2020.

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Rev. Kevin Johnson is the Director, Children’s Ministries for Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship at Discipleship Ministries. Kevin’s hero Fred Rogers suggests that we, “listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them. Think of the children first.” This quote defines Rev. Kev’s approach to ministry. Kevin, an ordained elder of the Kentucky Annual Conference, has over fifteen years of ministry experience in which he has thought of the children first. Prior to ministry, Kevin worked with children in the hospital setting and in group homes for emotionally and physically abused children.

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