This Sunday – Blessing of the AnimalsπŸ•πŸˆπŸ΄πŸ°πŸ¦πŸ’πŸ πŸ

A Blessing of the Animals will be held at First Church during the 10 am Sunday worship, on October 1, 2017. Everyone is invited to bring their dog, bird, hamster, or other animal friends to the church this Sunday for a our fall Blessing of the Animals. Bring a photo or a memento from a dear, departed animal friend, or children may bring a favorite stuffed animal. All will receive a blessing on this Communion Sunday.

Curious about the origins of the Blessing of the Animals? The Humane Society of the United States has a very detailed article about this faith tradition that goes all the way back to St. Francis of Assisi sometime around the year 1220 A.D.