Blessing of the Animals

July 13, 2019

The Blessing of the Animals Service
Join us for the Blessing of the Animals service... AND MORE!

  • Who? All of God’s creatures…  and their people!
  • What? A short (30-minute) service of music, prayer, and blessing. If you are able, please bring a bag of dog/cat food to donate. We will remember lost pets, too. Following the service, will be treats for 2-legged and 4-legged creatures in attendance!
  • Where? Whetstone Park, Shelterhouse 1 (the open-air shelter at the bottom of the hill next to the Park of Roses parking lot). Some picnic table seating available, but you can also bring your own chairs.
  • When? Sunday, August 18 at 6:00pm 

Pet Portraits
For those of you interested in sitting for a free Pet Portrait, photo opportunities will be available between 3:30 – 5:30 at Whetstone Park near Shelterhouse 1. 

Additional Fellowship
The Blessing of the Animals service begins at 6:00, but you are welcome to come earlier (5:15) for a stroll through the Rose Park with King Avenue friends before the service. If you’d like to stay after the service, the Greater Columbus Concert Band will be performing at the Park of Roses Gazebo beginning at 7:00pm. Bleacher seating is available, or you can take a chair or blanket.

Whetstone Park Shelterhouse 1 and the Park of Roses is a 10-minute drive from King Avenue church.
3923 High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Download the map below for specifics on directions, parking, service, meeting point for a walk, and concert.
Link to Map