PARENTS NIGHT OUT FOR VALENTINES DAY at Crossroads!Crossroads Christian Church is hosting a Parents' Night Out for Valentines Day. On Thursday, from 5-9 p.m., Koinonia, the college ministry at Crossroads Christian Church is offering child care for 3-year-olds through 12-year-olds for $10 per child. The cost includes dinner, games and plenty of fun! All proceeds will go to Crossroads College Ministry's Spring Break Mission Trips to Canada and Puerto Rico.Crossroads Christian Church is located at 6450 S. U.S. 360, across the street from Timberview High School. For online registration, go to www.crossroadschristian.org and click on Upcoming Events under the events tab. For more information, call (817) 557-2277 and ask for Marah Suarez.FUMC plans Ash Wednesday serviceJoin First Methodist Mansfield for a special Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary. Pastors will also be in the chapel from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent, the time we prepare for Easter as we focus on the beginning of the journey of Jesus Christ to the cross and the resurrection that followed.First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Knights plan fish friesIts that time of year again when the Knights of Columbus will be preparing their famous fish fry for the community. With the start of Lent, the first fry will be Feb. 15 at the church. Enter on the corner of East Dallas and Graves streets. Please use the Graves Street entrance.Meals will be served from 6 p.m. until sold out, so be sure to get there early.With major construction of our new house of worship, parking will be at a premium. Special meals will be available on select Fridays. Each dish comes with two sides and includes condiments and a drink. Children dishes will also be available for those under 12. Take out orders will also be available.Everyone is invited.Mansfield Bible welcomes guest speakerMansfield Bible Church invites you to hear Steve Strauss bring an insightful message in the Sunday worship services Feb. 17. Strauss served for 19 years as a missionary in Ethiopia and is currently a professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.He brings a wealth of information on the changing face of the worldwide church. MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. The Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To watch a live stream of the 11 a.m. service, or to learn more about missions and other ministries of MBC, go to www.MBCchurch.com.Walnut Ridge hosts marriage seminarThe best Valentines present you could give your special loved one is investing quality time in your marriage. Join us Feb. 22-23 at Walnut Ridge for The Art of Marriage Video Seminar. It is a six-session, day-and-half seminar that is sure to have a powerful impact on your marriage.This seminar brings together some of the most respected and influential pastors and experts on marriage and family in one setting. The cost is $35 per couple and childcare is available for $5 per child. For more details and to register, go to www.walnutridgechurch.com or call Jody Maxwell (817) 473-1461.Taize Worship at Trinity PresbyterianOn February 13, at 7 PM we will observe Ash Wednesday with a very special and unique service patterned after the contemplative style of worship as practiced at the monastery of Taize, France. People from all over the world come there to worship in a quiet place, read scripture, participate in prayers both silent and spoken and sing simple, repetitive songs meant to penetrate the soul and mind of the worshipper.Ash Wednesday is a day of solemn assembly that is built right into the church year. It is a fast day, a day of mourning for our sin and the sin of all humanity before God, a recognition of our mortality save for the grace of God and a request that the Lord remember our creation and breathe new life into our burned-out, dusty lives once more.The focus of the service will be the imposition of ashes. As the worshiper comes forward, the pastor will take a small amount of ash and apply the sign of the cross on the forehead. This symbol reminds us of the grace of God and the love of Christ.All are welcome to join with us for this service of worship which ushers in the season of Lent culminating in Resurrection Sunday on March 31. Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 1200 Clover Hill Drive at Walnut Creek Drive.On Sunday, February 24th, the Drama ministry of Mansfield Bible Church will present Bridge of Blood, a readers theatre that tells the incredible true story of a missionary team including Jim Elliot that were all killed by the Aucas while on a mission to bring them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The deaths of these five men galvanized the missionary efforts and many of the Aucas were converted, including some who were involved in the killings. Come hear about Jim Elliots widow and the sister of one of the other missionaries demonstrating amazing forgiveness by being a part of the mission. This dramatic presentation will take place in the 9:30 am and 11:00 am worship services. MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. To watch a live stream of the 11 am service, or to learn more about missions and other ministries of MBC, go to www.MBCchurch.com.