10/7/2018 Service: "Blessing The Animals With Stories Of A Great Animal Lover" (Rev. Pat Jobe) *Audio File*
Rev. Jobe will bring copies of his book Heart On Wheels, Amazin' Stories From The Life Of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017. He will talk about the humor and tenacity that energized this dear friend of his who passed away last September. He was a great animal lover and felt his connection to them as part of his connection to all of life. Hicks lived with muscular dystrophy for 57 years and spent more than 40 years in a wheelchair. He refused disability income for more than 30 years and coached, taught, ran businesses, and wrote madcap humor to fend off the demons of depression and loss of muscular power.
On Sunday, Oct. 7th , brought back a popular service we have not done in a while – Blessing the Animals. This is one way we actively affirm our first principle of honoring the worth and dignity of all beings in our interconnected web of life. Congregants brought their pets to UUCL that morning. There was also an opportunity for remembering pets who have died, so please feel free to bring a picture of your beloved pet so they too can share in the Blessing.