Pastors Jim Flagg and Jim Love of Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd., will bless pets 2-4 p.m. Sat., March 28. The event, honoring St. Francis of Assisi who was declared the patron saint of ecology for his special devotion to the animal kingdom, will take place on the front lawn of the church. Professional photographer Nikky LaWell will provide free commemorative photos. In addition, pet care professionals including a veterinarian, dog trainer, pet therapist and nutrition experts will be on hand along with several pet adoption groups. All pets are welcome, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles and fish. Pets must be friendly and on leashes or in carriers at all times. For more information, contact Becki Flores at 713-666-2167 or see www.bellaireumc.org/blessing-of-the-animals/.