SouthPointe begins AWANA
AWANA at SouthPointe Baptist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 9 for ages 3 years to sixth grade. There is no registration fee, only a cost for book and uniform. There will be games, fun incentives, theme nights and prizes. Register at southpointbaptist.net. SouthPointe Baptist Church is at 901 Debbie Lane.
Walnut Ridge hosts fund-raiser banquet
Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is excited to host the 4th Annual Color Their World fund-raising banquet benefitting Allies in Youth Development’s work with orphans in Eastern Europe. From 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 27, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church will offer a free meal, catered by Oliver’s Fine Foods, with live and silent auction items, including weekend trips, zoo passes, free meals, ballroom dancing and unique gifts from Russia. All proceeds will continue to empower university students in Eastern Europe mentor orphans in their areas. For more information or to RSVP, email Mikaela at Mikaela@AlliesInYouthDevelopment.org. Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is at 1201 Texas 360.
First Methodist welcomes Good and Beautiful author
First Methodist Mansfield is hosting the Good & Beautiful Conference featuring author and pastor Dr. James Bryan Smith from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 11 and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 in the main sanctuary. Smith is the author of “The Good and Beautiful God” series. The conference will focus on helping participants grow their relationship and deepen their lives with God. The cost is $15 per person. Go to firstmethodistmansfield.org/conference for details and to register.
St. Jude planning annual festival
The St. Jude 39th annual festival will be held this year from 1-10 p.m. Sept. 19 at the church, 500 E. Dallas St. Parking and admission are free.
Fun for the whole family, plenty of rides, games, bounce houses, dunking booth, face painting and ethnic food, including, burgers, turkey legs, tacos, gorditas, ice cream, fautas and much more, are planned.
DJ Travis Stewart will spin during the afternoon hours followed by Ballet Folklorico at 5:30 p.m., Los Audases band from 7-10 p.m. and singer and model Carolina Imperial at 8:30 p.m. A petting zoo and Boy Scouts smash car, cake walk and vendor and crafters will also be on hand.