Wichita Falls church spends afternoon praying for upcoming school year

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Schools in the Wichita Falls Independent School District had some visitors Sunday.

The First United Methodist Church made their way to every school in the district to pray for the upcoming school year.

This is the first year for the church to do this event.

The pastor of the church, John McLarty believes it is very important for the church to get out and into the community which is why they hope to continue the

prayer for the district for years to come.

One group Newschannel6 caught up with was a group at Rider High School.

"My three children all attended Rider and I have a son who is a senior here at rider as well," said Angela Wegmann, a member at the First United Methodist

Church.  "It is a very positive thing I think it's very important that each of the schools was covered with people from our congregation.  Families and friends joined together and prayed over each of the students and faculty at each campus before school started.

FUMC hopes that this event will grow in the future, getting more churches in the community involved.

The first day of school for WFISD is August 17.

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