First Baptist starts grief support groupFirst Baptist Church Mansfield is starting a Bereavement Support Group that will meet on Wednesdays for from Oct. 2-Nov. 20. Come find companions who have made the journey from a place of grief and despair to the healing and joy that Jesus has promised those who mourn. We will meet in Room A6 of the Worship Center Building from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You don’t have to register to join the group, but we encourage you to let us know you are coming by registering at www.firstmansfield.com. Click on the “Register” link at the top of the page and choose “Journey Toward Joy.”Pumpkin Patch opens at FUMCThe pumpkins have arrived at First Methodist Mansfield! Pumpkins will be for sale through the end of October, or until they are sold out. The Pumpkin Patch will be manned from 3-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.Story time at the patch is available by appointment. Contact Lindsey Brower at email@example.com. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Church hosts Upward basketball and cheerleadingFirst Methodist Mansfield is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Every child plays, every child learns and every child is a winner! Early registration is $78 per child and includes a uniform, awards and equipment. After Nov. 8 the cost goes up to $88. Deadline to sign up is Nov. 12. Practices start the week of Dec. 10, with games beginning in January.Register on the church website, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Bible church hosts Halloween festivalLooking for a fun, safe, family friendly activity for your children on Halloween? Come to Mansfield Bible Church from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treats. There will be lots of fun, candy, games, a costume contest and more.MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. Go to http://www.MBCchurch.comor call (817) 473-8980 to find out more about Mansfield Bible Church.First Methodist Mansfield will offer DivorceCare, a 13-week class for those who are going through a divorce, have recently been through a divorce or need Christian support for any type of marriage separation, beginning Oct. 6. Classes will meet from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is offered at the same time for the participants’ children, ages 6-12, giving them a place to share their feelings and heal. Register children for DC4K on the church website, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. Questions? Contact Debbie Black, Care Ministries Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Walnut Ridge holds DivorceCareDivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Learn practical information and gain hope for your futureThe class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. through Nov. 27 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 Texas 360. Call (817) 473-1461 for more information. David Hall is the facilitator.Trinity Presbyterian plans Fall FestivalTrinity Presbyterian Church will be having its annual fall festival from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 12 at 1200 Clover Hill. This year there will be a garage sale for Christmas ornaments/decorations, live music, bounce houses, hay ride, pumpkin painting, raffle and more. Food and drinks will be free. A suggested donation is a can of food for the East Broad Outreach Center.St. Jude plans monthly BingoSt. Jude Catholic Church will now offer Bingo every month instead of every other month. Bingo packets are $25 to play 14 games. Cover all guarantee payout is $300.The hall opens at 6 p.m. with first call at 6:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.Upcoming dates for Bingo are Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at the St. Jude Parish Hall on the corner of Graves and Dallas streets.Church plans 37th annual Fall FestivalSt. Jude’s 37th annual Fall Festival will be held from 2-10 p.m. Oct. 5. The festival will be held at 500 E. Dallas St. with free parking and admission. Everyone is welcome.Entertainment will include DJ Travis Stewart from 2-6 p.m., followed by Spanish dancers Ballet Folklorico at 6 p.m. Foritos Kumbia, in their seventh annual appearance at the festival, will entertain the crowd with great Spanish music and dancing from 7-10 p.m.There will be craft vendors and ethnic food, including gorditas, flautas, burgers, turkey legs, french fries, tacos and more. There will be great rides for the kids and adults, including a mechanical bull ride, and games with great prizes. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance at $3,000 and many other prizes in the raffle. Always a crowd pleaser is the homemade cake walk in the church center from 2 p.m. until we sell out. Special added attraction this year will be a live petting zoo.