Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dogs at church? Why not?

Rachel Bickford is a one-time veterinary hopeful turned pastor. Faced with lagging attendance at her church, she decided to try something new--Woof n' Worship--where she invited church members to bring their dogs along to the service. It was a tail-wagging success! Sure sounds like a good opportunity for people and dogs to socialize. They have biscuits and tennis balls in the church yard afterwards-sounds like fun to me. She even has a new church member that howls along to Amazing Grace!

Rachel wrote an article for telling others about her idea's success, so maybe others to try it too.

1 comment:

  1. This is likely to help senior people (non-dog owners) who regularly attend but do not have much social interaction with others; could be pet therapy but different. That's a good thing!!


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