Backpacks, Blessings & Barbecue

Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m.
WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the forecast we are moving the event to Immanuel - 200 North Plum Grove Road, Palatine
This event is open to the entire community and all ages!

Immanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting the popular “Backpacks, Blessings and Barbecue” event on Sunday, August 18! The day will include community worship with Immanuel’s Praise band, a “special blessing,” and a barbecue for all. Students and educators are encouraged to bring along their backpacks, totes, or briefcases to be blessed. K-9 Comfort Dogs from Lutheran Church Charities will be available for petting and hugs!

Casual worship featuring Immanuel’s praise band and the blessing of the backpacks begins at 10:30 a.m. and the barbecue runs from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the activities will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 200 North Plum Grove Road, Palatine.

School Supply Donations Needed!

Last year at the August BBBB we gave away almost 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to students from Virginia Lake Elementary (our Kid’s Hope school). This year we would like to take it a step further.

Items needed:

  • Packs of pencils
  • Packs of pens
  • 24-count crayons
  • School boxes
  • Wide-lined notebook paper
  • Backpacks for elementary school children
  • 70-page spiral notebooks
  • Glue sticks
  • Pocket folders
  • Pink erasers
  • Box of markers

Items can be dropped off in the labeled boxes in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your help!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and vendors!

  • Stade Farm Market, McHenry, donation of corn.
  • Culver’s, Palatine, providing ice cream.
  • Rick Sandusky, DJ RIXMIX, Palatine
  • LCC Comfort Dogs, Lutheran Church Charities, Northbrook.

  • Palatine Public Library