Churches announce Rally Day events, blessing of the animals on Sept. 9

Bring your animal to First Lutheran Church this Sunday for the annual blessing of the animals event.

Three local churches announced activities and events scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9. Faith Baptist Church and First Congregational Church have scheduled Rally Day picnics, and First Lutheran Church is holding its annual blessing of the animals event.

First Congregational Church will be holding a picnic at YMCA Ca mp Sloper, at 1000 East St. A church service is scheduled for 11 a.m., followed by an all-church picnic with music by BlackBerry Pines. Bring a dessert or side-dish to share.

Faith Baptist Church will be holding their picnic on the church grounds at 248 Laning St. Worship at 10 a.m. will be followed by a cookout featuring games and a bouncy house.

First Lutheran Church will be holding their annual blessing of the animals event at 9:30 a.m. on the back lawn of the church at 232 Bristol Street. The annual event is held in memory of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets, stuffed animals, and photos of pets are welcome. The event will be held, rain or shine.

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