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Blessing of pets slated Sunday

By From page A4 | August 16, 2013

A companion animal blessing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, which meets at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. This is the first of what is intended to be an annual ceremony conducted by Karen Vanderford, a licensed practitioner of Religious Science.

The blessing will precede the regular Sunday service, which begins with meditation at 11:30 a.m. and the service at noon.

Because the ceremony will be indoors, pet owners are asked not to bring their animals but instead bring an item that represents them, such as a pet collar, a favorite photo or a loved toy.

Sunday’s blessing also will mark the beginning of Vanderford’s “Companion Animal Ministry” at the Center for Spiritual Living, Davis. She will offer to be an emotionally supporting presence when people face challenging decisions about their animal companions and will provide blessings for the joyful times when a pet becomes a new and important part of our lives.

This blessing ceremony is free to the public, although love offerings in support of this ministry will be accepted with gratitude.

For more information, visit www.csldavis.org.

Enterprise staff

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