Blessing of the Animals – Sept. 16, 2017

September 6, 2017 by  
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Calling all creatures great and small! You’re invited to bring your owners (sorry guys, you’ll have to be on a leash or in a cage most of the time) to the annual Ivy Chapel Blessing of the Animals.

Here are the details you can pass on to your most important people:
(that is, the people who can drive you to our church):

Blessing of the Animals
at Ivy Chapel UCC
620 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
1-3 p.m., Saturday, September 16

Please let your owners know that this year, we are partnering with SNUGGLE (Special Needs Under Gentle Guided Love Everyday).

Visit SNUGGLE’s website to learn more.

We’ll have a collection for SNUGGLE at the event. Items they particularly need include:
bleach
baby receiving blankets
top loading hard carriers
nebulizer
Swisspers cotton balls

By wing or by tail, spread the word to all the critters you know!

Save the date! Blessing of the Animals September 21

August 16, 2013 by  
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Come one, come all (yes, four-legged friends, that means you) to the Ivy Chapel Blessing of the Animals. This year’s blessing will spotlight the Missouri House Rabbit Society of St Louis. This all volunteer, not-for-profit organization’s dual purpose is to rescue bunnies and educate all potential bunny owners. Some products which they use on a daily basis include:  Paper towels, jugs of vinegar and laundry soap (Era HE or All free and clear). Any of these items would be greatly appreciated, as well as cash donations. Watch for more details.

Record turnout for Blessing of the Animals!

September 10, 2011 by  
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Thanks to everyone who brought their furry (or shelled) friends to the 11th annual Blessing of the Animals at Ivy Chapel. We had a record turnout this year, despite the weather. And an extra-special thank you to everyone who made donations the Bi-State Pet Food Pantry. The food and funds will go a long way to helping struggling local families keep their pets in these tough economic times.

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Thanks to all the creatures who joined us…

August 30, 2010 by  
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2010BlessingThanks to all the creatures who joined us at Ivy Chapel… and for their owners who brought them!

We have always been blessed with good weather for this event…but this year was certainly one of the best. Dogs of all sizes and cats were in abundance.

Check out photos from the event, and contact us if you’d like a copy.

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Thanks to all the creatures who joined us…

September 12, 2009 by  
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BOAFeatureDogs and cats — and even a rabbit, hampster and Russian tortoise — descended on Ivy Chapel in record numbers on Sept. 12th for the Blessing of the Animals.

This was Ivy’s ninth year for the Blessing of the Animals, and it was the busiest yet. It was also the ninth straight year we have been fortunate to have perfect weather.

This year, we were proud to accept donations for C.H.A.M.P. assistance dogs. Donations will ensure C.H.A.M.P. will be able to continue providing service dogs free of charge to adults and children with disabilities.

Thank you to everyone who shared their pets with us… and see you next year!

Here’s a short video of Moose the Russian tortoise, who stopped by to be blessed and to sample Ivy’s turf…

Click on the photo below to view our photo album from the 2009 Blessing of the Animals at Ivy Chapel. If you would like hi-res versions of any of these photos, please e-mail the Ivy Chapel webmaster.

2009 Blessing of the Animals

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