Virtual Blessing of the Animals

NOV. 22, 2020 at 11:30 am

Register for this event by clicking here!

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you

-Job 12:7

 

Animal blessing is a special ceremony conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. St. Francis considered animals to be his brothers and sisters, saying “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” For many persons, their pet is like a member of their family. Animals experience such emotions as happiness, love, fear, or loneliness just like people do. Therefore, they build close emotional bonds with human beings.


Animal Blessing is an annual tradition at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and 2020 will be no exception, it will just be a little different. Emmanuel’s Blessing of the Animals is going virtual through Zoom! You and your pets can join the members of

Emmanuel and the surrounding community virtually on November 22 at 11:30 am. You will need to register

in advance by clicking here. You can register to have your pet blessed or if you have had a pet pass away this

year, you can register to have them included in the prayer for animals who have passed this year.

Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase, the Pastor of Emmanuel, and the members of the congregation

look forward to meeting with you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Emmanuel United Methodist Church

 11416 Cedar Lane

Beltsville, MD 20705

301.937.7114

office@eumcbeltsville.com

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