Preschoolers, parents invited to playdate
Crossroads invites preschoolers and their parents to Preschool Playdate at 10 a.m. Nov. 21. Meet other preschool parents while your children enjoy a variety of activities, crafts, games and more. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/children.
Walnut Ridge hosts Angel Tree
Visit the Angel Tree table in the Walnut Ridge Baptist Church foyer to choose your angel from the Angel Tree through Nov. 23, then provide with Christmas gifts to a local child. Return gifts to the Christmas tree at WRBC by Nov 30. Participate in this wonderful ministry opportunity to bless a child in the community. The church is at 1201 Texas 360.
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Bible church hosts Operation Christmas Child
Mansfield Bible Church is a drop-off location for the global initiative called Operation Christmas Child. This annual program delivers shoe box gifts, along with the love of Christ, to underprivileged children around the world. Visit www.MBCchurch.com and click on the Operation Christmas Child slide on the Home Page to get all the details from how to pack a shoe box to the days and times to drop them off at MBC. The national collection week is Nov. 17-24. Pack a box and experience the joy of giving! MBC is at 2351 Country Club Drive.
Crossroads slates Turkey Bowl
Men and women, ages 18 and older, are invited to participate in the Turkey Bowl on Nov. 23. There will be men’s flag football and women’s powderpuff football teams. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/adultsports.
Remembrance service set at First Methodist
Join First Methodist Mansfield for their annual Remembrance Service at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the chapel in Building C. This service is a time for the community to honor the lives of loved ones who have passed. You may place an ornament in memory of a loved one on the Remembrance Tree outside the chapel and bring photos of loved ones to display at the service. Ornaments must be retrieved by Jan. 15, 2015. There will also be an opportunity during the service to light a candle in memory of a loved one. First Methodist Mansfield is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. (817) 477-2287, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.
Kids’ basketball season starts Dec. 8
Is your son or daughter interested in participating in basketball? Crossroads offers teams for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The season starts Dec. 8. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Learn more and register at (817) 557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org/kidsports.
Women’s Christmas banquet planned
Crossroads is hosting a Christmas banquet for women of all ages from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 12. It will include a three-course dinner, musical entertainment and a great message, “Celebrating our Savior” from guest speaker, Marilyn Meberg. Purchase tickets at Crossroads Christian Church, 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Learn more by calling (817) 557-2277.
St. Jude’s holds Bingo
St. Jude Catholic Church offers Bingo on the second Saturday of every 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. The St. Jude Parish Hall is at the corner of Graves and Dallas streets.
Church plans Noel Christmas Cantata
Celebrate Christmas with First Methodist Mansfield at the Noel Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the sanctuary in Building B. The Chancel Choir, Chancel Orchestra and the community-based Jubilate Children’s Choir, along with soloists and dancers, will tell the story of Jesus’ birth through dramatic narration, songs and special effects. It’s a free, family-friendly event that’s sure to put you in the holiday spirit. First Methodist Mansfield is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. (817) 477-2287, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.
Crossroads schedules Christmas musical
Crossroads Christmas Live is coming at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Don’t miss this free, comedic musical performance, featuring The Triple C Choir, Tyrone Smith and the Crossroads Christmas Band, The Christmas Chefs, The Foundations, teen sensation Tony Mak and band, The Melody Men and a special guest surprise you won’t want to miss. Be a part of a live studio audience as we broadcast Crossroads Christmas Live 2. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/events.
Denver & The Mile High Orchestra perform free concert
Crossroads has invited Denver & The Mile High Orchestra to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Celebrate the love and joy of the Christmas season with family and friends at this free concert. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Admission is free, but reserved gold seats are available for purchase. Learn more by calling (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/events.
Teens invited to Youth Winter Camp
Junior high and high school students are invited to Crossroads’ Youth Winter Camp. Camp dates are Dec. 19-21 at Hoblitzelle Camp in Midlothian. There will be great music, awesome messages and breakout sessions where teenagers will have the opportunity to make new friends and grow closer to God. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/youth.
Crossroads sets Christmas eve candlelight services
Celebrate Christmas with your family at one of Crossroads’ Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. Sing your favorite Christmas songs, and enjoy a short Christmas devotional from Pastor Cameron. Choose from four service times at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Dec. 24, plus a service in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. Childcare for preschool and younger will be available. If you are a believer in Christ and have not been baptized, you may also take part in the Christmas Eve baptism service at noon. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or visit crossroadschristian.org.
DivorceCare for Kids starts Jan. 20
Crossroads’ DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) begins 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. DC4K provides a safe, fun place where children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, develop coping skills and be introduced to biblical concepts that will bring comfort. Crossroads Christian Church is at 6450 Texas 360 in Grand Prairie. Call (817) 557-2277 or go to crossroadschristian.org/children.