Sunday, September 29, the HUMC congregation and four-legged visitors participated in an ancient ritual, the Blessing of the Animals. We marked the conclusion of our study of the Season of Creation and honored St. Francis of Assisi.
Many Christian denominations do this blessing in association with remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, who proclaimed in all cases, animals are God’s creatures. He rejoiced in the value and beauty animals bring to creation, as do we.
Enjoy this gallery of the wonderful morning we had with God’s creatures.