All God’s creatures are welcome this Sunday at NorthPark Presbyterian Church for the 3rd annual Blessing of the Pets.
We’re looking forward to lots of new faces and furry guests!
Casual dress is encouraged and pets should be on leashes or in kennels or cages. Bowls and terrariums are acceptable too, of course.
NorthPark recommends visitors choose a seat in the church’s sanctuary based on the comfort level and sociability of your pet. For pets that are deceased, or for those not crowd or child-friendly, pet owners are encouraged to bring a photo instead.
The theology behind pet blessings is hundreds of years old, says lead pastor, Rev. Brent Barry.
“We can look to Genesis, Isaiah, Romans, and Colossians among many other books of the Bible to find that God loves all of creation and is in the business of redeeming all of creation.
“An animal blessing has roots deep within our faith going back at least 800 years.”
NorthPark Presbyterian is located at 9555 N. Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.
The pet blessing service will take place Sunday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. Visit northparkpres.org for additional details and directions to the church.