St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to hold blessing of pets, Oct. 6

FLINT — All are invited to attend a pet friendly service 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St., downtown Flint.

All appropriately caged or leashed pets of any kind are welcome. A pet friendly coffee hour will follow the service.

“Pets are a very important part of the lives of their owners. I will be blessing each pet present and I will invite everyone to also remember pets that are no longer with us.” said Rev. Dan Scheid, Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

In addition to Pet Blessing Sunday, donations for the Humane Society of Genesee County will be accepted at the church. Items such as; hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dry puppy food, dry kitten food, blankets, bleach, detergent, and 30-60 gal. garbage bags are some of the wish list items which will be accepted.

Monetary donations will also be accepted.

A representative from the Humane Society will be present onProduct to share information and answer questions about their work and about pet adoptions.

“We are thrilled to support the work of this valuable community nonprofit,” said Rev. Dan Scheid.

Product held annually in conjunction with the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi recognized for his boundless love of animals and nature. This is one of the many ways the church seeks to serve the community and meet individuals where they are.

St Paul’s is committed to meeting the needs of its diverse church family and celebrating the richness of the city of Flint. — G.G.