The K-9 Comfort Dog ministry at Christ Lutheran Church will officially begin with a “passing of the leash” service on Sunday, August 19th, at 9:00 a.m. Moses will arrive on Saturday accompanied by Rich Martin, Director of Ministry Advancement from Lutheran Church Charities. Church members who attended the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog National Conference in Barrington IL became acquainted with Moses and received training at that time. Additional caregivers, handlers and helpers will receive training specific to comfort dogs Saturday afternoon.
Because of the generous support of the church and community, the ministry has a start date much earlier than expected, and the group is anxious to put the ministry into action by disaster response and visiting nursing homes, hospitals, veterans, etc. In appreciation, the community is invited and encouraged to attend Sunday’s service at Christ Lutheran, which will be followed by a dinner served by Whitefoot Catering.