Church to hold bless­ing of the an­i­mals

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE -

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to a bless­ing of the an­i­mals at Grove United Methodist Church.

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to a bless­ing of the an­i­mals at Grove United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 1. An­i­mal lovers are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in this cel­e­bra­tion of love and friend­ship be­tween an­i­mals and their hu­mans.

There will be a brief ser­vice fol­lowed by in­di­vid­ual bless­ings and a fes­ti­val of an­i­mal re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties and pre­sen­ta­tions. Each an­i­mal will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate suit­able for fram­ing and a treat. In­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, as well as dog breed clubs, horse clubs, an­i­mal res­cue groups, groomers, vet­eri­nar­i­ans, an­i­mal adop­tion agen­cies, 4H Clubs, etc. are wel­come. Do­mes­tic and farm an­i­mals are wel­come. There is space for trail­ers if you are bring­ing your horses or other large an­i­mals.

An­i­mal lovers who do not have a pet at this time will still en­joy this event. Chil­dren are in­vited to bring their fa­vorite stuffed an­i­mal if they do not have a pet at this time. If your beloved pet is no longer with you please feel free to bring a pic­ture. There will be a time of remembrance for the an­i­mals that have been a part of your life.

All an­i­mals must be on leashes, leads or in ap­pro­pri­ate con­tain­ers for the safety of ev­ery­one.

Grove United Methodist Church is lo­cated 490 W. Boot Road, West Ch­ester, PA 19380, www.grovechurch.org 610-6962663.

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