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Blessing God's Creatures Festival

Blessing God's Creatures Festivals  -- Annually on first Sunday in October
First Lutheran Church and School
Blessing God's Creatures
2900 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90503

This special day is for the community and friends as we bless our pets.
Blessing God’s Creatures, an outreach festival that welcomes animal lovers from
all over the South Bay to FLCS. This is the ninth year of this outreach festival,
a day of celebration and joy which invites the surrounding community to hear the
grace of God for all creation.

Our pets comfort us when we are sad, bring us cheer and laughter, and love us even
when we can’t love ourselves. By God’s grace, they are as much of a blessing to us
as we are to them. Even more, these creatures remind us of the grace of God, who
calls us to cherish these creatures with whom we share this fragile earth. As the hymn
says, “The Lord God made them all.” Each year we welcome hundreds of people to this
festival, featuring many pet related businesses and exhibitors. 

In our annual Blessing God’s Creatures event we welcome many South Bay
neighbors to our campus, announcing the message of God’s love and care for creation.
We can’t do this alone, so we are inviting pet related businesses and non-profits to be
exhibitors for this wonderful festival. Together we can share in the task of being good
stewards of creation and those creatures entrusted to our care.

How can you be involved? This is where our church and school families come in. Of
course you should come and bring your own pets, but this is also the perfect opportunity
to invite your friends and neighbors to join you by bringing their beloved pets to
Blessing God’s Creatures.

We are also looking for volunteers to help on the day of the festival, as greeters, parking
attendants, and hospitality staff, since we will have guests who have never been on our
campus. What a great day to open our hearts to others!

To volunteer with our planning team, or to offer your help on the day of the festival
please contact Pastor Hurst at or at 310-320-9920 ext. 112.