Music and Pets – Special Services!

We’ve got two special worship services coming up and I wanted to bring them to your attention. (And also ask about a specific element you might be interested in.)

First, this Sunday is our annual Choir Sunday. This year, the theme is “Harmonies of the East: Exploring Asian Folk Songs.” Music Director Curtis White writes, “Folk songs serve as poignant emblems of our shared humanity, resonating across cultures and generations with their timeless melodies and universal themes. Through their simplicity and sincerity, folk songs bridge the divides of language and geography, fostering connections that transcend boundaries. Whether sung around a campfire, passed down through oral tradition, or recorded for posterity, these songs embody the essence of our shared human experience, reminding us of our interconnectedness and the enduring power of music to unite hearts and souls.”

The Sunday after that, May 26, we will be OUTSIDE! With animals! That’s right, we’re having an Animal Blessing service. Bring your dogs (on leashes), cats (in cages), and any other pets (including stuffed animals). Last time, we even had chickens! If your fur-baby isn’t comfortable in crowds, feel free to bring a photo to be blessed. (We’ll have folding chairs available, but you may be more comfortable bringing your own lawn chair.)

Question: we have a pet memorial garden. If you would like to participate in a short remembrance service after the regular worship service, please let me know.