“I love my dog as much as I love you” Cat Stevens cautioned in his first single recording. “You’re the Man of the Hour,” Norah Jones crooned having chosen her dog over the man in her life. Paul McCartney’s Martha was immortalized by the Beatles in “Martha, My Dear,” and Dolly Parton remembered in song her childhood friend, "Cracker Jack," who met her every day after school.
Man oh man! We really do love our dogs, don’t we?
That love was apparent at Central Christian Church Saturday afternoon and evening as members and friends gathered in the church dog park to sing, laugh and make merry with their beloved pets for a holiday Christmas party and tree-lighting ceremony.
Do the dogs care about a Christmas party? We don’t know and we don’t care! We are having fun, spending time with one another and those special members of our family on God’s Holy ground.
Music, Santa Paws, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, holiday beverages, custom t-shirts, doggie bags and professional pictures were all a part of the afternoon festivities that led to the lighting of the trees in the dog park and a prayer praising God for his wonderful gifts of love.
Sunday Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. and Church in the Dog Park, first and third Sunday of the Month is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome! Central wishes a Merry Christmas to you and your family.