Blessing of the Animals
A service devoted to blessing all of God’s creatures
In Central Park – behind Central UMC – or in case of rain, in the Parking Garage
One of our most popular services, the evening is filled with music, singing (howling and meowing, too!) and a Grand Marche with our animal friends. Everyone receives an annual Blessing Card as we celebrate all of God’s creation – especially God’s creatures!
Don’t have an Animal Friend? Please come along as joyfulness abounds and a smile is guaranteed! Our furry-footed and feathered friends are the STARS of this service…
PLEASE bring any and all of our Animal Friends – dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, birds, gerbils, horses, cows, goats, turtles etc. or a favorite stuffed Animal Friend or a photo of an Animal Friend who may no longer be with us or is afraid to ‘go for a ride in the car!’
PLEASE keep our Animal Friends contained and restrained – on leashes, in your arms, cages, crates or trailers.
PLEASE don’t forget to bring along a donation of canned dog food only – as the Shelter receives a generous donation of dry dog food from a manufacturer; canned and dry kitten food; kitten replacement milk (KRN); clumping & non-clumping cat litter; paper towels, specifically Windex and Clorox bleach; dish and laundry detergent.
In addition to these donations for God’s creatures in need, a portion of the offering collected is designated for the Spartanburg Humane Society and Animal Shelter – honoring all of God’s creatures for gathering with us!