Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
A Beautiful Afternoon for our Blessing of the Animals
This was the scene on Sunday, with about 30 dogs and their owners gathering on our front lawn for our third annual Blessing of the Animals. There were also two cats who were blessed via Zoom - Luvie and Michu.

Festive music was provided by Ted Rewak, and Joanne Kelhart shared a meaningful sermonette. Attendees were asked to bring donations of pet items like food, toys and supplies for the clients of Meals on Wheels, as many struggle to provide for their furry friends.

We think you'll enjoy these beautiful photos; unless noted otherwise they were taken by Donna Fisher for publication in Lehigh Valley Live. They really capture the spirit of our event!
Rev. J.C. Austin gets a kiss from Ginny, a yellow lab, while blessing her. 
Wendy Magocs gives Rosie a hug after her blessing.
Melody Engel blesses Zorro, owned by Steve Tierney and Elaine Komis. 
Bob Hunsicker arrives with Freckles and Norman.
Rev. Austin blesses Ripper, owned by Vicki Coyle, CEO of Meals on Wheels.
Anna Maria Stoerrle holds Jimmy, her Cocker Spaniel, after he was blessed. 
Jane Masters blesses Jennifer Coles' dogs, Bruno, Melody and Deacon.
Listening to elder Joanne Kelhart's words. (photo by Bob Hunsicker)
The Benways hold Abby, while resting deacon Ginny Shunk blesses her.
Killer, a 14-year-old Fox Terrier and Chihuahua mix is held by owner Tom Kozlowski.
To read the entire Lehigh Valley Live article, click here.

Many thanks to the Congregational Life team for their leadership on this wonderful event!