St. Francis Day Pet Blessing October 17

On Friday, October 17, Sun Lakes United Church of Christ will celebrate their third annual Pet Blessing in honor of St Francis of Assisi. St Francis lived in the 13th century and is known for his love of animals. He believed that all creatures were a gift from God and should be honored and respected. It is the custom in many churches to honor and bless pets during the month of October.

So we invite everyone in the South Chandler/Sun Lakes area to join members of Sun Lakes United Church Christ as we bless and celebrate the presence of God’s creatures in our lives.

The blessing will take place at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center located at 9430 Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17. Last year we had over 30 dogs and cats and all pets and special animal friends are welcome.

For more information call 480-895-6317.