A “Blessing of the Animals” will take place Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue. Well-mannered creatures of any kind invited. Donations made during the service will support the Milford Animal Shelter. This is a worship service. Pets must be on leashes or in carriers. Large animals will be blessed on the church lawn. This service will take place indoors, rain or shine, and will be followed by a ‘yappy hour.’ Nursery care is available. For information call the church at 203-878-3885.