Northminster Presbyterian Church in Troy and Central Woodward Christian Church will host the fourth annual community wide outdoor Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday October 6th at 1PM. The joint service will be conducted at Northminster located at 3633 West Big Beaver Roadin Troy between Adams and Coolidge.
The general public is invited to bring pets of all kinds as Rev. Charlotte Sommers of Northminster and interim pastor Rick Modglin-Green of Central Woodward Christian will offer a special blessing for each individual animal. There will also be general prayers for healing of pets who are ill and a thanksgiving for those that are deceased.
The Troy Police will provide a demonstration of its special K-9 unit and music, refreshments, and pet treats will be provided.
“Animals and pets are a special part of our lives, as they give us so much comfort, joy, and unconditional love,” said Rev. Sommers of Northminster. “We welcome the opportunity to offer this special service with Central Woodward Christian Church and encourage the greater community to bring pets large and small to our special outdoor service so we may celebrate their lives and offer a blessing to them.”
Each participant will receive a Blessing Certificate and a family photo taken with their pet. If a pet cannot be brought to the service, participants may bring a photo and complete a special blessing card.
For more information, go to www.troynorthminster.org or call 248-644-5920.