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.

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Rick Newbury
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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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