Tails magazine presents...

Posts Tagged ‘dog-friendly church services’

Woof ’n’ Worship

In Just for Fun on June 25, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Rachel Bickford, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church in North Weymouth, MA, has lit upon an unusually furry way of motivating her congregation to turn out on Sunday mornings: dog-friendly church services. In addition to doubling the number of feet in her pews in a hurry, the inclusion of dogs in Bickford’s services has given church members a reason to talk to each other and reconnect next Sunday. Friendships, among dogs and people, have sprouted exponentially since Woof ‘n’ Worship’s inception and show no signs of slowing down.