A Blessing of the Animals will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Woodmont United Church of Christ in Milford.

Well-mannered creatures of any kind, and their people, are invited. Donations made during the service will support the Milford Animal Shelter.

“The Blessing of the Animals is a worship service which provides a joyful way to thank God for the love that we receive through the creatures we share our lives with,” church officials said. Pets must be on leashes or in appropriate travel-safe pet containers. Large animals are welcome and will be blessed on the church lawn.

The service will take place indoors, rain or shine, and will be followed by a ‘yappy hour’.  Woodmont United Church of Christ is located at 1000 New Haven Avenue. For more information  call the church at  203-878-3885.