On Sept. 29, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third Ave., will host its third annual Blessing of the Animals in an outdoor service at 2 p.m.
The greater Fulton community is invited to bring small pets which should be either on a leash or appropriately sheltered.
This service is sponsored by the First United Church’s ‘Creative’ Worship Team.
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It will include songs, brief reflections and a prayer of blessing.
Pastor David Nethercott will bring a meditation.
Animal treats will be shared.
Free human treats, popcorn and soda, will be shared as well.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held indoors in the Fellowship Hall.
First United Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The congregation is active in the greater Fulton community through the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches.
The congregation has an ongoing ministry to the larger community called Open Doors Neighborhood Center.
The facility offers hearing assistance and is accessible to those who are physically handicapped.
For further information, contact Rev. Nethercott at First United Church at 592-2707 or [email protected]