St. John’s Church and All Saints’ Parish of North Adams will hold a service of Blessing the Animals at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in St. John’s Church, 35 Park St.
The public is invited to bring a pet or animal companion (dogs on leashes, smaller animals in carriers) or, if transport is not manageable, bring a photo of the animal. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal.
Anyone who is mourning the loss of a pet may bring a photo of the animal.
The folk trio Wintergreen will perform. The service will include the reading of a few poems and prayers, and the individual blessing of each creature.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen White, priest-in-charge of All Saints’, and the Rev. Peter Elvin, rector of St. John’s, will lead the service. A free-will offering will go to flood relief in Northern Colorado.
Information: (413) 458-8144 or (413) 664-9656.