Blessing of the Animals


Rev, Kelly Cox blesses a member's pet as part of the Blessing of the Animals 

Decatur Christ UMC observed the second Blessing of the Animals service on Holy Saturday. Pastor Kelly Cox, who conducted the blessing said, “Pets are part of the family for many people,” he said. “It’s good to remember the importance of animal life in our own lives.” Each person bringing a pet received a copy of “The Ten Commandments from a Pet’s Point of View.” More than half of the cats and dogs at the event were rescue animals.

Photo by Mike Carr