Bring your pets and livestock to the ecumenical Blessing of the Animals at Heatherhope Farm on Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
There will be no charge and no offering will be taken during the service, but those who wish to will be able to donate to the local Tails animal shelter.
The public is invited. The service will be Christ-centered, but people of all denominations and those who are seeking spiritually are welcome. And all sorts of animals are welcome as long as they are kept under the caring control of their humans. Leashes are recommended, especially since this is a working sheep farm. Materials will be provided with which you can clean up after your pets.
Weather permitting we will gather on the lawn of the farm, with a flock of sheep not far away in the pasture. In case of rain we will have the shelter of the barn.
We will thank God for the companionship of our pets and for all animals, both domesticated and wild.
We will also call on God’s blessing, healing for all creatures, great and small, and for the granting of wisdom and compassion for all humans, that they may exercise responsibility for the care of animals with faithful compassion.
We anticipate that this will also be a chance to form and strengthen friendships as we share a love of God’s creation.
Please contact us (see contact page of this web site) for further information or to indicate your willingness to take part and even assume a leadership role in this Blessing of the Animals.