LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eve (St. John’s – Lombard, Illinois) and her handlers serve the Parables Community based in Lombard, Illinois. They hold worship with those with special needs (autistic, Tourette’s, etc.). On Sunday, May 5, Eve Comfort Dog was joined by Levi Comfort Dog (Immanuel – East Dundee, Illinois), at the First Congregational Church in West Dundee, Illinois, in the 3rd Anniversary celebration of Parables Community.
At Parables, worship services are deigned to be participatory and accessible to all, using music, art, symbols, and images. Specifically created with their participants in mind, they provide noise-reducing headphones, fidgets, and calming aids such as weighted blankets. People with various gifts lead in worship as they are able – reading, praying, singing, greeting, and making music. As a worship of acceptance and joy, they say “Come as you are – we’ll be glad to see you.”
Comfort Dogs Eve and Levi, and their teams, look forward to regular visits with the Parables Community.