St. Michael Blessing Of The Animals Oct. 6

St. Michael Lutheran Church in Wellington will hold its fifth annual “Paws for a Blessing” on Sunday, Oct. 6 during its second service, which begins at 10:45 a.m. Come early to have your photo taken with your pet. The service will be held indoors in the comfort of air conditioning.

Everyone is welcome to attend with or without a pet. Pets attending must be leashed or confined in a carrier. The event is also a fundraiser, with this year’s theme being a challenge between cats and dogs. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Come by and put a dollar in for your favorite. The pet that collects the most money wins.

Dog dollars collected will go to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and all cat dollars raised will go to the Adopt-A-Cat Foundation. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will also be donating money. For every $3 raised in dog dollars or cat dollars, Thrivent will match $1 for the appropriate charity. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit will be on hand, and the horses and officers will be blessed on the sanctuary steps at 10:45 a.m.

St. Michael is located at 1925 Birkdale Drive, Wellington, on the northwest corner of Birkdale Drive and Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call Donna Tagg at (561) 371-3201 or the church at (561) 793-4999.