Blessing of Animals & Community Picnic Held at Hopewell UMC

As part of its Earth Awareness month, Hopewell United Methodist Church held a Blessing of the Animals event on Sunday, May 7 at the church in Hopewell Borough. Pastor Kate Hillis and the members of the church celebrated Creation through a blessing the community’s pets and animal friends.

Every animal including dogs, chickens and a pet goldfish received an individual blessing.

“Caring for and being thankful for our pets is one way of showing love, care, and concern for the Earth,” said Rev. Hillis.

A small boy is curious about the chickens.
A small boy is curious about the chickens.
A small boy is curious about the chickens.
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The community was invited to stay after the blessing and enjoy a picnic lunch with friends and pets.

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