Under the leadership this year of Bev Bolsen — and with the generosity of many First Prezzers — the Deacons’ Back-to-School Backpacks project was able to provide full lists of shiny new school supplies for 61 deserving students through the offices of Evanston Family Focus and our own First Family Refugee ministry.  Northminster Presbyterian partnered with us again in this annual love fest, providing supplies for an additional 40 students. Our thanks to all who pitched in to make these great gifts possible, the beginning, we hope and pray, of a blessed, fruitful school year for all. Thanks be to God for warm hearts and young, healthy minds!