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 Blessing of the animals or of the human-animal relationship, and can apply to pets and other companion animals, or to agricultural animals and working and other animals which humans depend on or interact with.

Blessing of animals, or of the slaughtering process, before slaughter, is a key element of some religions.

Ceremonial blessing of companion animals occurs throughout the world, for example, Australia,[2] Canada,[3] Scotland,[4] Spain,[5] and the United States. Blessing of animals is a religious activity, and occurs broadly across most religions in some form, including, for example,across Christianity,[7] IslamJudaism,[8] Shintoism,[9] Unitarian Universalism,[10] amongst others.

Secular respect for animals is also strong, for example, World Animal Day, an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually, but is still held on 4 October, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a Christian patron saint of animals. However, we are asking that you have your pet or pictures of your pet prepared for our service of blessing during worship on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Join us for special liturgy, special music, and blessing a special relationships.

Worship with us each Sunday. Music with Meagan begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Our adult study on White Privilege begins approximately 15 minutes following the end of Worship. Zoom details can be found under the “Events on Zoom” on this web site. Please do join us.

Information for the White Privilege study may be found under the Adult Study Series https://faithucciowacity.com/adult-study-series/ . The entire curicculum can be found under the at https://faithucciowacity.com/white-privilege-cirriculum/ You are welcome to join us each Sunday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m. following worship.

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