New Tricks: How Pets and People Can Transform Faith Communities, Serve Neighbors and Change Lives
Linda Haney
Kathy O'Dowd
Gayle Fiser, Pinnacle View UMC
Betsy Singleton Snyder, Pinnacle View UMC

Pet Ministry is a new adaptable ministry that can encompass hospitality, congregational care, service, and mission. Learn how to engage people from all generations in a non-threatening way by offering ministry with and for pets. In this session, you will learn about care for pet parents with new, sick, or dying pets and how to involve certified therapy dogs in support of ministries and as greeters; discover ways to create and share content for educational sessions; and promote pet-related community service projects. Resurrection and Pinnacle View United Methodist Church will share about the broad reach of this ministry, practical steps for getting started, and joyful success stories.

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