Christ Church Greenwich to Host Jungle Jerry and a Blessing of the Animals

Christ Church is inviting the community as they honor St. Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment.

On Sunday, Oct 2, from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Jungle Jerry and his Exotic Animals will be upstairs in the Christ Church Chapel. Admission is free.

Jungle Jerry is a children’s favorite with dozens of animals and a story for each one. It’s a “Touch of Nature” show for children of all ages. He will bring his suitcases full of exotic animals and one by one, he will show and tell. Children can pet a soft chinchilla, a bumpy frog, and watch the python wrap itself around Jerry.

Then from 4:00 – 4:30 pm there will be The Blessing of YOUR Animals. Expect blessings and a complimentary dog tag, “I’ve Been Blessed.” This will take place in the Circle in front of Christ Church Greenwich. All are welcome, from puppies to guppies.

Bring your two legged, four legged, and slithery pets to be blessed by our clergy in commemoration of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment. All creatures great and small are welcome. 

Christ Church is located at 254 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. We fulfill this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, the church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs. The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and our bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books. Their 40-year partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor allows them to serve those in Greenwich who are in need of food.

The Mission of Christ Church Greenwich is to be a vibrant Episcopal community proclaiming God’s love for every human being, no exceptions. Following Jesus’ teachings is their compass for personal growth, community outreach and harmonious living. Its vision is to seek and serve God in all people through inspiration from the Bible, worship, community outreach, music, and art in our sacred historic home.

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