Family pets and service animals are invited to receive a special blessing June 7 at two outdoor worship services hosted by Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive.

Family pets and service animals are invited to receive a special blessing June 7 at two outdoor worship services hosted by Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive.

Animals will be blessed at the close of the 8:15 a.m. service as well as at the start of the 11 a.m. service, both of which will be held in Northwest's Chapel in the Woods on the north side of the church property.

Water, doggy bags and treats will be provided. In addition, each "blessed friend" will receive a special gift from the Church on the Hill. All animals must be on leashes or otherwise contained during each service and attendees are encouraged to dress casually.

In the event of inclement weather, the services may be moved indoors.

The chuch will also host a traditional family worship service in the church sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.

For more information about any of these services, visit nwumc.com or call the church at 614-451-2825.