Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015
Come and celebrate the animal companions in our lives on Sunday, September 27th at 3:00 PM!
This is our 16th annual special ceremony to honor our animal companions and acknowledge the blessings they bring to our lives. Bring your pet(s) or a picture of your pet (or even a stuffed animal) – this is a family event! Refreshments provided for both pets & humans.
Special! Amy Phelps, who is in charge of the giraffes at the Oakland Zoo, will speak on the specialness of the zoo giraffes. (She won’t be bringing one, though!).
Special! Dr. Jenny Taylor of Creature Comfort will microchip your cat or dog (for a nominal fee).
Afterwards, come and walk your pet through our unique labyrinth!
Watch a video from a previous blessing! And last year’s ABC News coverage!
All over the world lively and sacred ceremonies to bless our animal companions and honor the blessings they bring to our lives are held in the fall. Churches of all denominations honor beloved pets around the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct 4) the patron saint of animals.
Reverend Laurie Manning and Rhea Babbit of Skyline Community Church, affiliated with United Church of Christ, bless your dog, cat, goat, parakeet, fish, horse or whatever you bring (safely) with you. You can also bring photos of beloved pets who cannot make the journey or have passed on to receive a blessing.
The ceremony is at 3:00 PM, with registration at 2:45, in the beautiful courtyard at:
Skyline Community Church
12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, Ca. 94619
(½ mile S. of Redwood)
Come one and all, with dogs, cats, hamsters, goats, parakeets, horses to celebrate and enjoy our animal companions.