Grief class offered
First Methodist Mansfield is offering Journey Through Grief from 6:30-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 21. This grief support class helps those grieving to understand and integrate loss into their lives in a small group setting. Led by trained facilitators who have experienced loss in their own lives, the class meets for six consecutive Mondays. This free class is open to the whole community. Nursery is available. RSVP on the church website at www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. The church is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive; 817-477-2287
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.
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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.
Mansfield Bible Church offers Financial Peace
Mansfield Bible Church is offering Financial Peace University from 4-6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13-Nov. 15. Go to http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/class/279064/atid/l_ln to purchase your material, register or for more details about FPU. MBC is at 2351 Country Club Drive. The Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To learn more about the ministries of MBC or to watch the 11 a.m. service streamed live on Sunday, go to www.mbcchurch.com.
Celebrate Recovery groups slated
First Methodist Mansfield has two new women’s step studies beginning. These groups use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant guides to direct them on a personal journey through each of the 12 steps and eight recovery principles. Step study groups are gender specific and are led by women who have completed a step study and received training in leading a step study. The women meet once a week. One class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays in room C-7 beginning Sept. 14. The second group will meet from 10 a.m -noon Tuesdays in room C-10 beginning Sept. 15. For more information. contact Debbie Black, Care Ministries director, at email@example.com. First Methodist Mansfield is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive; www.firstmethodistmansfield.org; 817-477-2287.