pastor and dog

This Church is Going to the Dogs


Maryland pastor to launch monthly dog-friendly church services.

When the Rev. Al Deal stands in the pulpit of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 26, he might be preaching to one of the most unique groups of congregants to walk through his doors.

While some will never make a sound, others will be downright disruptive.

A few will even prefer lying on the floor.

And when the first notes of music begin, you might hear some off-key yelping instead of singing. But that’s to be expected when you put paws in the pews. It’s a little woof-woof and worship.

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