CINCINNATI – Prior to the fall semester, 7 Hills Church collected and donated 2,013 new backpacks to 91 local schools and organizations in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. “Project Backpack” is an annual initiative hosted by 7 Hills Church encouraging the congregation and members of the community to participate in a backpack and school supplies collection for local schools and student organizations. In 2019, 7 Hills Church provided 1,400 backpacks for 75 schools. This year, that number increased by over 40 percent.
All backpacks collected by 7 Hills Church were bought new and donated by the congregation throughout the summer and then delivered the week of August 9. 7 Hills Church followed up the donation week with “Back to School Prayer,” hosted Sunday, Aug. 15. The morning service featured worship and prayer on behalf of students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff of local schools.
“Our youth is the future of our communities, and their education is vital to the growth and development of that future,” said Pastor Marcus Mecum. “But this past year has been hard on families. Our hope is that these backpacks will ease a burden and give families in our community the opportunity to thrive for the glory of God this school year.”
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7 Hills Church began in 2007 with a vision to reach the metro Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. 7 Hills has since seen God move beyond its wildest dreams with thousands of people receiving Christ and embracing His greatness living within them. The church was named “Community Partner of the Year” by the Cincinnati Police Department in 2020.
Pastor Marcus Mecum is founder and senior pastor of 7 Hills Church. He has led 7 Hills in following Christ and loving their community for over 15 years. Pastor Marcus’ prayer is to see the body of Christ truly living out its call to be the hands and feet of Jesus to one another and the world around them. Hear from Pastor Marcus every day in your inbox with Daily Bread with PM, a short devotional with resources to help you grow in your faith.
Sources: The Kairos Company, 7 Hills Church ‘Project Backpack’ donates 2,000 backpacks to area schools and organizations