All creatures great and small, First Church will bless them all! Animals, whether they be adorned with fur, feathers or scales, and their owners of all faiths are invited to a “Blessing of the Animals Service” at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, on the volleyball court at First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave.

All animals must be properly leashed or caged in order to maintain their safety. No RSVP is needed and the event is free. Invite your family, friends and their pets.

For more information, call Kelli Anderson at 602-263-5013 or e-mail


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