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.

Dogs of all sizes were in attendance.
Dogs of all sizes were in attendance.
Dogs of all sizes were in attendance.
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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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