UU Fellowship to hold animal companion and wild creature blessing service

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    By Dean Cerny
    Special to The PREVIEW
    The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a Pet Companion and Wild Animal Blessing Service on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. This service will focus upon how our pet companions and creatures of the wild bless and assist us in our spiritual development.
    Unitarian Universalists take the perspective that, “if the mind and heart are truly free and open, the revelations that appear to the human spirit are infinitely numerous, eternally fruitful and wondrously exciting.”
    Without doubt, animals are just such revelations.
    We ask that pets be controlled, contained or leashed as necessary to ensure a safe environment for all companion attendees. In remembrance of past pet companions, you are encouraged to bring pictures, toys, collars or other mementos to display.
    Weather permitting, we will hold the blessing outside in the parking lot. Bring a lawn chair for yourself and comfortable bedding for your pet. Shade is very limited. Water dishes will be available. We will also have human refreshments available for those who wish to linger and mingle after the service. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet inside the fellowship hall.
    The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a caring, inclusive fellowship dedicated to spiritual growth, justice and serving the needs of our larger community. As a Welcoming Congregation, we invite everyone to share in our faith community. We cherish diversity and foster a safe environment for all. This service supports our principle of spiritual teachings, which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
    Enjoy refreshments and conversation after services, which are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza. From North Pagosa Boulevard, turn onto Park Avenue, then turn into the Greenbriar Plaza, drive to the east side of the parking lot and look for the Unitarian Universalist sign, facing north.
    For further information, see pagosauu.org or call 731-7900.