Bless the Pets Online Worship Scheduled for October 11

Ron Hunt

Join us on Zoom with your pet in worship!

Jesus told many parables utilizing everyday scenes of this blessed earth. Science has increasingly demonstrated the benefits of close relationships, including our animal friends. Genesis 1 is a beautiful origin story of God creating all that we see and declaring all creation as “very good.” The whole of Scripture proclaims God’s sacred work in creation.

This year, you may worship at home with your dear pet of any type. Even if you don’t have a pet, you may join us for this really precious worship experience.

Pat Sand participated in our first annual Bless the Pets Sunday. She says, “I can’t wait for the Bless the Pets service on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. I attended the last one and enjoyed not only the special blessing for each pet, but also how several dogs ‘commented’ during the sermon. This year I have my own pet and I am anxious for her to receive the special blessing.”

In addition to blessing the pets attending, we will also pray a blessing and say thanks for those we have loved and lost.

Friendship Center is a church that honors all faith traditions. The Roman Catholic Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi is earlier in the week, before Sunday, Oct. 11. St. Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment.

St. Francis of Assisi is a unique person in Christian history for his love of all of God’s creation. In the early 1200s AD/BCE, he wrote poems and hymns celebrating God’s visible gifts in creation. He even was known to preach to various wild animals, and to be found with undomesticated animals who came right up close to him as if they were tame.

So please join us on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. on Zoom. If you are interested, contact us for a link or contact Pastor Ron Hunt at 218-330-5306 or [email protected] more information or visit our website at