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Community Invited To Blessing of the Animals at Lake Junaluska


Animals and their owners are invited to attend a Blessing of the Animals service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. The service will take place outside between Stuart Auditorium and the Harrell Center.

All living creatures, whether domestic animals such as cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and fish, or wild animals are welcome provided they are properly crated or leashed. If you are not able to bring you pet, you can bring a picture. Pictures of endangered species are also welcome.

Ministers will bless each animal by name and lift up prayers of gratitude for the way animals contribute to our health and make our lives more fulfilling.

Reverend Susan Giles, Dean of the Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, will lead the service along with other area ministers.

For more information, please contact Susan Giles,


Mary Bates
Lake Junaluska
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745