Celebration of Creation with A Blessing of the Animals

Join us  Sunday July 5th in the EJC Arboretum at exactly 10(ish) for a Celebration of Creation with a Blessing of the Animals. Every once in a while, your friends at RISE like to move outside of the walls of CST and explore the world... okay maybe just a lovely little spot in our own home town. The middle of Summer seems like a great time to pause (or should we say 'paws') and thank God for the splendor of creation and the incredible gift of animals. This service will be extremely informal. We invite everyone (yes, everyone) to grab a lawn chair, blanket, or whatever else you'd need for a few hours in the sun and bring your furry or not-so-furry friends. We'll have some songs, some prayers, and we'll take a moment to intentionally thank God for all that our pets mean to us. 

Feel free to stay as long as you want to (again, that's very informal). Also, please bring your animal on a leash or in a cage because God doesn't like dog fights. if you have questions please let us know! 540.324.3241