I found a comment in another thread disturbing. What has your experience with churches been?
We have always had very positive experience taking the puppies we were socializing to be service dogs to church. I have drawn ''Amens'' with the question ''If the churches aren't going to help you with good works, who are, the taverns?''. When visiting strange churches, we have often, but not always called ahead. I have even taken puppies to large, regional church meeting.
We changed churches a few years ago and are now attending a Friends United Meeting church. While looking at new churches, one very important factor was acceptance of the puppy. All the churches we visited were fine. We rejected one church for lack of children. With no children in our home now, we depend on our church for ongoing contact with young children.
Friends' meetings follow different forms of worship. Our meeting's service is much like other denominations except for a short period of silence and opportunity to speak. Unfortunately, our puppies sometimes do so.
I am not sure what the laws are on dogs in churches. I do think they are exempt from the ADA. However, the Bible is quite clear about ministering to the impaired.