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Sunday Celebration Service-10:30 a.m.
Pre-Service Meditation-10:00 a.m.
Youth and Family Village-10:30 a.m.
The Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living
3891 Ridge Road, Riverside, CA 92501
Telephone: (951) 683-2343   Email: office@riversidecsl.org
Web administrator: riversidespiritualliving@gmail.com 

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Chapel of the Animals

A place of support for those who grieve the loss or illness of a companion animal. 

Sacred Space

This Chapel is sacred space. When completed, it will be beautifully decorated with a mural featuring various animals and a tree with engraved leaves honoring and memorializing beloved companion animals. It is designed to enable visitors to reflect and appreciate how companion animals have enriched their lives, and to help heal the very real pain that accompanies a beloved animal’s transition. Jeanne E. Kataoka, RScP, OAC, the Animal Ministry lead, is an ordained Animal Chaplain and credentialed Animal Bereavement Facilitator through the Passmore Animal Chaplain Program of the Emerson Theological Institute. Contact Jeanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Memorial Programs

We offer memorial services honoring companion animals quarterly. These are held in the downstairs Community Room on the campus. Reservations are not needed. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Candles are available to light in memory of a beloved companion animal. Love offering donations are accepted to support our Animal Ministry programs.

Participants are invited to bring pictures or other remembrance of their animals to place on the altar during the service. These and candles may be taken home after the service. Click here for article and photo about the monthly services that appeared in the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper.

Animal Kinship Ministry services

Prayer   Always free of charge

Celebration of life/memorial service

Public -- Suggested offering $20

Private -- Suggested offering $100

Bereavement support    

$65 (Up to 90 minutes)

Euthanasia accompaniment

Suggested offering at least $50

Welcoming/blessing new animal at home

Suggested offering $195

(Includes 1 planning meeting,

2 phone check-ins, ceremony)

Annual animal blessing

Love offering

 

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We partner with the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (MSRPAC) to provide Animal Kinship Ministry services to the greater Riverside community. MSRPAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit charitable organization committed to giving homeless cats and dogs another chance for a healthy and happy life by finding them good, loving homes. MSRPAC is supported solely by private donations and fundraising projects. 

As a limited-entry companion adoption center, the Pet Adoption Center takes in healthy, adoptable cats and dogs from owners who can no longer care for them. As space allows, we also select healthy, adoptable cats and dogs from other local animal welfare agencies. Pets that are accepted into our center must pass health and behavior evaluations. All animals stay in our care until a good, loving home is found. No healthy, adoptable animal is ever destroyed. If space is not available to admit a pet, or if the pet cannot be accepted due to any other reason, owners are referred to other facilities and organizations.

APLB

Click here for information from the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement on dealing with the loss of a companion animal. 

Lap of Love 

Click here for information about hospice care and euthanasia for companion animals offered by Lap of Love.

Animal Kinship Ministry table in Johnson Hall

Check out our table in Johnson Hall where you will find valuable information, free pet food and other goodies.

 

UPCOMING SERVICES


 

Quarterly animal memorial service
Thu Jun 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Sunday service with guest minister Rev. Dr. Victoria Bomberry speaking on "Different World View: What to Do?"
Sun Jun 23 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Circle of Light prayer group
Tue Jul 02 @11:00AM - 12:15PM

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Sacred Awakening women's group
Sat Jun 22 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Morning Table
Sun Jun 23 @ 9:00AM - 09:45AM

 

UPCOMING CLASSES


 

Living the Science of Mind book study
Thu Jun 20 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Essential Ernest Holmes starting
Thu Jun 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM