They feel like they are doing a service for people.
Blue Christmas is a solemn and reflective service for those who have gone through difficult times — whether that be the loss of family, financial burdens or divorce — and feel that joyful Christmas celebrations are a painful experience. The dogs were able to be at the service and comfort those who simply needed a soft bundle of fur to cry into. For the future of the therapy dog ministry, Gayle and Singleton Snyder have some exciting ideas planned out for Its goal is to bring together church clergy, staff, and volunteers and train them to make disciples of Jesus Christ and strengthen the local church.
Pam Turner right with her dog Flare and Michelle Justus left and her children. Gayle has also submitted a proposal to the leadership at COR to potentially teach a pet ministry workshop at the Leadership Institute. For Gayle and Rev.
We have three dogs at our house now. So finding ways to minister to people with pets was always my vision for ministry.
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