On May 22, Two Rivers United Methodist Church is extending a special invitation to our four-legged, winged, furry, or scaly friends. A special Sunday celebrating God’s Creation will include a special prayer and blessing of animals as well as a gathering of pet-friendly craft vendors and animal care givers.
All are invited to bring their animal to the Church parking lot from 2-4 p.m. At 2:30, Rev. Robb McCoy will lead those gathered in a special prayer for all animals, and will have a special blessing for every animal that is brought forward.
After this short service, all are invited to stay to check out the vendors and volunteer groups that care for animals in and around the Quad Cities. Anyone who cares for animals is invited to be a part of the day. If you are a vendor that caters to pets and pet owners, or if you are a part of a volunteer organization that cares for animals, and would like to be a part of this special Animal Blessing Festival, call Two Rivers Church at 309-788-9384.
The day will start at the regular worship time of 9:30 a.m., when Pastor Robb will begin a five-part series called “All Things,” which focuses on God’s Creation, and our role in it. “We have been given a special place in God’s creation,” Pastor Robb says. “That is of caregiver and steward. As people of faith, we are called to take care of what God has given us, and not to treat it as disposable.”
The series will focus on the themes of Earth, Water, Sky, Wind, and Fire. On May 22, the theme will be Earth, of which the animals are a part. Two Rivers Church is at 1820 5th Ave. in Rock Island. The website is http://tworiversumc.org. For any questions call Pastor Robb at 815-514-3779, or the church office at 309-788-9384.