Sardis Baptist Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am. The service is an opportunity to give thanks for all of God’s creation, especially our animal friends. Pets have a special place in our lives because they model unconditional love and affection. And for many people, they provide companionship that is unavailable elsewhere. The service will offer a chance for each family’s pet to receive an individual blessing, as well as a time of remembrance for departed pets. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animals – our Teddy Bears need blessings, too!
Sardis will collect donations (cash or pet supplies) to be given to the Charlotte SPCA. For information about this organization, and needed items, click here.
In an effort to expand the reach of the animal blessing, participants are also encouraged to bring a picture of current and former pets. Sardis will use these pictures to create a wall of blessings that will be displayed in the church for several months after the service. This will be a way for us to ask continued prayers of health and thanksgiving for our animal friends. If you are unable to attend, but wish to take part in the virtual blessing, please email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram or Facebook (SardisBaptistCharlotte) using #SardisAnimalBlessing.
The gathering will take place next to the Sardis Picnic Pavilion on 5811 Sardis Road. Snacks (for humans) will be provided, but please do not bring food for your pets! We will have water bowls available for our furry friends. For the safety of people and pets in attendance, all animals must be in pet cages or on leashes.
Come celebrate God’s wonderful creation with us!