The weekender backpack ministry is collecting donations of new or gently-used books suitable for Kindergarten through grade eight students for the schools that the ministry serves. A donation bin for the books is located in the gathering space and donations will be accepted through Sunday, May 16. (If you prefer to order a book online to donate, you can ship it to the church to the attention of Marsha Hernandez.) All books received will be donated to the three schools that the ministry serves with weekly bags of non perishable food which is given to food-insecure students. Teachers at these three schools will give these donated recreational reading books to their students to enjoy over the summer.