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:
baby receiving blankets
top loading hard carriers
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.

Blessing of the Animals, Sep. 10

September 5, 2011 by  
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One of the highlights of the fall at Ivy Chapel is the Blessing of the Animals. This is our tenth year of welcoming all of God’s creatures to our beautiful grounds.

Join us on Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. … and bring your pet for a special, personalized blessing.

Each year we team up with an animal-related charity. This year we are proud to work with the Bi-State Pet Food Pantry, a St. Louis-based volunteer organization  whose mission is to keep animals with their “people” during difficult financial times by providing emergency assistance with pet food, litter and other necessities.

We will be accepting donations at the Blessing of the Animals for the pet food pantry. Their most needed items include:

  • dry dog/cat food* any size
  • canned cat/dog food, dog/cat treats
  • cat litter
  • ziploc 1 and 2 gallon re-sealable bags
  • gift cards to gas stations, Target, PetSmart® or Sam’s Club®, or cash donations.

*please ensure meat is the first ingredient as corn is tough on tummies.

For more information on the food pantry, visit:

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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