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Presbyterian Church offers a 'Blessing of the Beasts'
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Margie Nairn, along with her cocker spaniels Beau and Chloe, will be among those present for a Blessing of the Beasts ceremony on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

The First Presbyterian Church will offer a Blessing of the Beasts at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“This will be in recognition of God’s gift of animals into our lives and homes,” said the church’s pastor, Scott Solether. “Think of how many ways animals have a daily impact on us, from those raised by farmers to the critters we accept into our families. Animals provide food, work for us, and return the love that we give them. We also want to honor the farmers, the caretakers, the veterinarians, and the loving owners that insure the health and well-being of the creatures that we love.”
The community is invited to bring a pet for a blessing and to thank God for the diversity of life that so enriches the human experience. Even those who are not pet owners are invited to join in this celebration and greet the beloved pets of others in the community.
The Blessing of the Beasts will take place on the front lawn of the church, located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. All animals should be leashed or otherwise restrained and should have their shots up to date.