Animal Ministry Forum in Santa Rosa, Sunday, November 20

October 25, 2011

The Animal Ministry Forum is presented by Church of the Incarnation in partnership with Compassionate Living Outreach. This event will bring together animal lovers from around the Bay Area and speakers from across the nation. Topics will include the various ministries within animal ministry including grief work, memorials, pastoral care, pet therapy, blessing liturgies, animal advocacy, increasing awareness conscious eating.

This is a free inter-faith event for all animal lovers and for church members/leaders wishing to start their own animal ministry. All are welcome!


  • Dr. Lauren Hobgood-Oster, Theologian, church historian and author of "The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals" (video)
  • The Reverend Leslie Heckathorn, Animal Minister at Center for Spirtual Living
  • Christine Gutleban, Director of Faith Outreach at Humane Society of the United States (video) (website)

Sunday November 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm
The Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(Church parking lot on Cherry Street)

5:30 p.m. Reception with delicious dinner food and Sonoma County wine and drinks, held in the multi-purpose room
6:15 p.m. Guest speakers, following reception in the multi-purpose room
7:15-8:30 p.m. Keynote speakers, held in the beautiful sanctuary

For more info, contact Eileen Harrington:
Or visit: Animal Ministry Group