Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites all pets to the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the church. On the Sunday closest to St. Francis Day, a brief service is celebrated, then each pet is blessed individually. For their safety, pets should be on leash or caged appropriately. Shown above, Pastors Miriam Beecher and Fritz Wiese prepare to bless pets of Maiya and Athena Frederick at the 2015 event. Photo/Special.