You are encouraged on this day to bring your animal companions for a special blessing and service of thanksgiving. Invite your neighbors to join you at 5:30 p.m. on October 6 and bring their animal friends as well.

O God, you have ordered all things wisely;
in your goodness you have made us in your image
given us care over other living things. 
Reach out with your right hand and
grant us and these animals, our blessed companions,
lives enriched by love, understanding, and service,
that together we may move and live closer with you,
living confidently in your grace
with the joy of eternal life.

We will be collecting warm blankets and towels to help the Carmel Chamber provide comfort to homeless animals. Pet owners are asked to take the appropriate precautions and bring animal sanitary supplies to ensure a positive experience for all pets and their friends.