St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and ecology who is honored in early October. As we enjoy the beauty of changing seasons, Living Hope~Kuna United Methodist Church is taking the opportunity to join in a long-standing Christian tradition of giving thanks for creation. The community is invited to join us for a casual time of worship as we pause to give God thanks for animals—for all that they teach and provide, for pets and their gifts of companionship and love, for the wonders of all God’s creatures.
To honor the attention spans of our four-legged, feathered, and scaly friends, we will have a very brief outdoor service of music and prayer, followed by individual blessings for each critter in attendance. Children are absolutely welcome at this informal, joyful service! Please bring the animal(s) you would like to have blessed. (If you have a pet who doesn’t play well with others, a poisonous animal, or a dangerous breed, please bring a photo instead. Private blessings can be scheduled at a later date.) Children’s teddy bears and the like are also invited so we can celebrate the comfort they bring.
Join us at Living Hope~Kuna United Methodist Church (260 West 4th Street, on the corner of 4th & Franklin) at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 2. Questions? Call 922-4745.