Many local students will be heading back to school in just a matter of weeks. As teachers, parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year, Life Church of Rome wants to offer the community an opportunity to cover everything in prayer. A community-wide prayer event is scheduled for Friday, July 26 at Life Church located at 19 John Davenport Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
“We just wanted to open up this opportunity for anyone who has a heart to pray for our teachers, administrators, school staff members and students,” says Mandy Perry with Life Church. “We want teachers and administrators to know that we are here for them…to have them feel encouraged, inspired and hopeful as they start a new school year.”
There will be coffee and desserts at 6:30 p.m., as well as a raffle for various artwork. The event will also feature musical entertainment and guest speaker Raissa Kumbandi from Mount Paran Church. The prayer time will focus on three areas: prayer for physical location of schools/safety; prayer for students; and prayer for teachers/administrators/staff. There will be childcare available.
Here’s a rundown of first day of class at area schools for 2019-2020 school year:
Floyd County Schools return on Thursday, Aug. 1. Click here for open house information and school supply lists.
Rome City Schools return on Friday, Aug. 2. Click here to select your school to see supply lists.
Saint Mary’s Catholic School returns on Monday, Aug. 5. Orientation on Aug. 2. Click here for school supply lists.
Unity Christian School return Monday, Aug. 12. Orientation on Aug. 9. Details
Berry Elementary & Middle School Updates
Darlington School returns on Monday, Aug. 19. Details
Bartow County Schools return on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Open house is Aug. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Elementary; 5-7 p.m. Middle; and 6-7 p.m. Freshmen. More details
Cartersville City Schools return on Thursday, Aug. 8. Details
Gordon County Schools return on Thursday, Aug. 1. Details
Calhoun City Schools return on Thursday, Aug. 8. Open House event on Aug. 6 from 1-6 p.m. Details
Polk County Schools return on Friday, Aug. 2. Click here for open house and supply lists.