The Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road, will hold its ninth annual Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

The Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road, will hold its ninth annual Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

The service will be held in the community park to the west of the church. The service will include music, prayers, readings and the blessing of the animals by the Rev. Bill Croy and the Rev. Jeff Allen.

Paw Print Pet Photography will offer pet portraits one hour prior to the service. Knapp Veterinary Hospital staff will be available to do microchipping of pets. Representatives of local rescue groups will also attend.

For more information, contact the church office at 262-1163 or visit www.MapleGroveUMC.org.