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25th Annual Blessing of the Students

Partner with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and Davenport University in the 25th Annual Blessing of the Students. Throughout the summer many churches, clubs and organizations host events with food, games, entertainment, free school supplies and backpacks. However in 1993, so many of our local graduates made the decision to attend college away from home (GR) to out-of-state colleges and universities. Parents and children decided to come together and pray for our students (many first-generational college-bound). 

This is a time, as we begin the academic school year, when we gather and pray for students, parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, and service workers and for the community-at large. Area clergy, city officials, college presidents, school district superintendents and administrators join in this annual gathering of prayer with their presence and participation.

Contact Veruynca at to get involved or for more information. 

Location is TBD. 

Earlier Event: August 12
God Bless Grand Rapids
Later Event: August 15
New Hope Night Out