Church begins Single & Parenting groupFirst Methodist Mansfield is starting a Single & Parenting Group that will offer help and hope for single parents through shared tips and parenting wisdom. Each session has three distinct elements: video teaching from counselors and professionals, small group discussion and workbook-based personal application. The group, open to the whole community, will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 17 in Building C, Room 7. The cost for materials is $15. Childcare is available. Go to the church website to register at www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, call 817-477-2287.First Methodist offers financial classes First Methodist Mansfield is offering two Dave Ramsey classes that will teach participants how to make healthy decisions with their money. Financial Peace University is a biblically-based, nine-week class that teaches practical skills that participants need to achieve their financial goals and pay off debt. Classes are being offered at 5 p.m. Sundays or 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning the week of Sept. 14. The Legacy Journey is the next step after Financial Peace. It is a seven-week class that focuses on investing and basic estate planning so that participants can leave a legacy of true generosity. Classes are being offered at 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 14.For complete details and to register for either class, go to www.firstmethodistmansfield.org/FPU. First Methodist to host Beth Moore simulcast First Methodist Mansfield will host the Beth Moore Living Proof Live simulcast from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church. This event will inspire and encourage women through Bible study and worship. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast available. The cost is $10 per person; purchase tickets on the church website at www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. Contact Leslie Waldson at email@example.com for more information.Church plans annual festivalCountdown has begun for the 38th annual St Jude Festival. This year’s event will be held from 1-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church, 500 E. Dallas St. Everyone is welcome. Live music, dancing, crafts, food, games, rides, cake walk are planned. There will also be a smash the car run by the Boy Scouts, alongside a petting zoo. Free admission and free parking. Bar Cross hosts Financial PeaceNearly 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held at Bar Cross Ranch Cowboy Church, 12001 FM 917. The classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Contact Lara Price at 817-783-3100 for more information or to register. FUMC begins Journey Through GriefFirst Methodist Mansfield will offer Journey Through Grief, beginning Sept. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. This six-week class provides a Christian environment to help grieving persons understand and integrate loss into their lives. For more information, contact Debbie Black, Care Ministry Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, call 817-477-2287 or go to www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.Crossroads plans GriefShareHave you or someone you know lost a loved one recently? We can help you through the grieving process. GriefShare is free and meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 14. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/care.DivorceCare offered for adults and kidsAre you and your family struggling to pick up the pieces of a broken marriage? DivorceCare can help you through this time. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. The fall session begins Tuesday, Sept. 16. Childcare is available by reservation. Crossroads Christian Church is located at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/care.Crossroads Sports holds fitness, sports for adultsLooking for a great way to stay active and fit this fall? Crossroads Sports offers men’s basketball, co-ed and women’s volleyball, and women’s fitness classes. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/adultsports.Anger management program begins Sept. 18We all deal with anger. Whether it’s subtle or violent, being angry can involve emotional expressions of frustration, irritability, annoyance and aggravation, blowing off steam or fretting. The good news is that anger can be managed. This 13-week program begins Thursday, Sept. 18. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/recovery.Men’s recovery group set on biblical principlesWant God to restore your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health with his healing power? Crossroads’ 12-Step Recovery Group is based on these biblical principles. This 12-week group meets Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/recovery.Basketball, cheerleading sign-up starts Sept. 21Is your son or daughter interested in participating in the basketball season? Crossroads offers teams for kids in kindergarten-eighth grade. Registration for basketball and cheerleading begin Sunday, Sept. 21. The season starts Dec. 8. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and register, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/kidsports.Crossroads’ annual 5K set for Oct. 25Bring your family out to enjoy a morning of fun and benefit Crossroads’ College and Young Adult Ministry’s mission trips! Whether you are a serious runner, devoted walker or looking to meet a fitness goal, sign up for the 5K, set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. To learn more and sign up, call 817-557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/events. King’s Brass performs concertTim Zimmerman and King’s Brass along with the First Methodist Mansfield Chancel Orchestra will present a special instrumental concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 26, in the church's sanctuary. The free concert will feature a selection of sacred brass music; a love offering will be taken. Everyone is invited. First Methodist Mansfield is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. First Methodist offers DivorceCareFirst Methodist Mansfield will offer DivorceCare and DC4K for children on Sundays from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Oct. 5. DivorceCare is 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. DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is offered at the same time for the participant’s children, ages 6-12, giving them a place to share their feelings and heal . Register for DC4K on the church website at firstmethodistmansfield.org. Questions? Contact Debbie Black at email@example.com.