Upper Seneca Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Our Mission: Impacting the Kingdom of God one person at a time
November 2022

I have always been an animal lover.
Let me give you a rundown of the type of animals that I have owned: Dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, lizards, birds, fish, snakes (sorry Mary King), pigs, goats, chickens, horses, rats, racoon, alligator, and many, many more.
There was even a time when I went to get a baby cougar.
 
However, Lana put a quick stop to that when she witnessed a full-grown cougar slap the owner silly.
Well, at least I tried.
So, simply put, I love animals and most likely many of you do also.

Since we are entering the season of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be encouraging for us to express our thankfulness for our pets.
Our pets have been a tremendous blessing to us in both good times and bad times.
They are always there and provide us with unconditional and lasting love.
They love us in spite of our flaws.
In a humorous way, I was once told by a dog lover of a sure way to see who loves you the most, your wife or your dog.
First, lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of the car.
Second, after two hours, open the trunk and see which one is happy to see you.
Naturally, I am not advocating you lock anyone in the trunk of the car, but it proves the point of how much our dogs love us in spite of our faults.

In the month of November, we spend time sharing what we are thankful for, but often we overlook our pets that have always been a blessing to us.
So, during the month of November, I am inviting all you pet lovers to share pictures of your pets with your church family.
If you have a pet or pets that were or are special in your life, I would like for you to send me a picture of them.
Even if your pet is no longer living, but was a wonderful friend and companion to you, please send me their picture.
Then, in December’s newsletter, I will post their picture(s) so that everyone can share in your love and thankfulness.
If you wish to share your thankfulness and picture(s) of your beloved pet(s), please email your picture(s) to pastordennis@usbchurch.org or you can text your picture(s) to 843-957-5140.
When you email or text the picture(s), include your name and the name (or names) of your pets.
I will need to receive all the pictures no later than November 21st so that the pictures can be included in December’s newsletter.
 
Genesis 1:25 – God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.