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  • Jazz Blessing of the Animals 2018

    Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 AM

    Rain Location: Chidley Hall

    Please join us on the Town Common where we will swing, celebrate and give thanks for all of God’s creatures, blessing our animal companions. We welcome all pets – furry, scaly, hairy, feathery and even plush! Photos of beloved pet companions are welcome in place of those who can’t be there. And a special seating section will be set aside for those who are more comfortable sitting away from the animals.

    To serenade both congregation and pets, our own house band (Cam McPherson, keyboard; Drew McPherson, trombone; Sven Larson, bass; Rick Forzese, drums) will offer jazz music before, during and after the service. We will sing and move and praise all of creation with fun and upbeat music, readings, prayers and blessings. From “Amazing Grace” to “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir,” there will be an opportunity to sing, to pray, to listen and to share our cherished pet companions. At the conclusion of the service, please join us for fellowship time with coffee and cider on the common.


    See the Winchester Star’s coverage as well as the Star’s photo gallery of our 2016 event.

    Please Join Us!

    All photography by Stephanie Smith.