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Bring Your Pets to Church!

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, October 8, we’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and bless the animals that are dear to us, serving as servants and friends.
All are invited to bring your pets to the 10:30 am service of First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way (across from Pacific Science Center) in Seattle. Pets will be introduced and blessed during the sermon. Animals large and small are welcome, whether dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, guinea pig, hamster, turtle, snake, fish, bird, you name it. Please keep all pets on a leash or in a carrier.

Guatemala Reflections

First Church recently sent a mission team to Xepocol, Guatemala to partner with Project Salud y Paz, an organization that partners with congregations in the U.S. and also with the indigenous Methodist church of Guatemala to provide medical and dental services to impoverished people in Guatemala, as well as preschool and feeding programs for families in need.

We asked some of the team members to share more about their experience in Guatemala.

Erin Elaine Gail writes:

“As we entered Guatemalan air space we had already gelled as a team, and as a team we focused on our work together, created relationships, explored Guatemala and had many funny, interesting, enlightening and heart-rending moments together. A volcano erupted on our approach to Guatemala City, adding to the wonder and excitement of my first experience outside the United States. I had wanted to go on a mission trip since I was a young girl, and I could hardly believe I was on the team going to Xepocol. This mission trip gave me a gift I could never have received from a book, or a documentary or even someone’s personal account. I grew to love the people and the country and community we served, as well as my team members. My understanding of the world has broadened, leaving my heart gushing like the volcano. Read More