Recently Read: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church to open doors to dogs

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Rev. Al Deal, Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC
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The Mt Zion UMC in Smithsburg, MD has a new service designed to fill the pews of the church — with pets:

Not only do many pet owners love their animals like children, he said, “there are some folks who don’t like leaving their pets, especially dogs, at home alone. I thought it would be nice if they could be provided with a warm, welcoming and comforting place to worship with their canine companions. And Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is just the place. I refer to Mt. Zion as the little church with the big heart.”

According to Deal, the church’s weekly worship service begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School. The canine service would be a separate service offered at 11 a.m. on the last Sunday of the month. This month, the date will be Jan. 26.

via Mt. Zion United Methodist Church to open doors to dogs – Herald Mail Media: Pets.

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Dogs are welcome – just not gays.

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Steinbeck’ s ‘Tortilla Flat’, chapter 12…”How Danny’s friends assisted the Pirate to keep a vow, and how as a reward for merit the Pirate’s dogs saw a Holy Vision”.

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