Back 2 School Blast

Before the new school year the Roanoke Rescue Mission hosts The Back 2 School Blast which supplies under-served children in the Roanoke Valley with backpacks, writing utensils, hair cuts and new shoes!  

Through God's grace and our membership's generosity, St Mark's is the shoe sponsor for B2SB. This means that we are the people who have the amazing opportunity to take the old shoes and socks off children, wash their feet, pray for their school year, and put brand new socks and shoes on them.

This event is amazing and is always more of a blessing than any of us could ever imagine!

Watch this video to learn more about Back 2 School Blast!

Why Do we wash feet?

In the Gospel of John Jesus washes his disciples' feet during the Passover feast directly before he is betrayed and ultimately executed. While he was washing their feet, Jesus taught his disciples to be servants to all--not just those with whom the disciples were comfortable.  By washing children's feet we hope to be living into Christ's example while showing these students the love of Christ in concrete ways