Bethlehem helps families, ex-offendersBethlehem Baptist Church, 1188 West Broad St., has partnered with Mercy Heart, a nonprofit, multi-denominational organization for families of inmates and ex-offenders, for those that are returning to the community. We are committed to those that need relief, recovery and restoration with on-going needs for all age groups —children, adults and senior adults.Services are held from 7-9 p.m. every Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. For more information, contact Rev. Roger Buchanan at (817) 473-1236.FUMC offers grief support classFirst Methodist Mansfield will offer Journey through Grief, a grief support class, starting Feb. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. in room M-111 in the main building.This seven-week class provides a Christian environment to help those grieving to understand and integrate loss into their lives. The class is open to the whole community. Childcare is available.For more information, contact Debbie Black at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Methodist is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Church plans mystery dinner theatreLooking for something different to do for your Valentine? Come to Mansfield Bible Church’s Valentine Banquet on Feb. 9.The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a delicious meal followed by a mystery theatre. Childcare is available with registration. Cost is $16 per person.MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. The Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To reserve your spot at the banquet or learn more about MBC, go to www.MBCchurch.com or call (817) 473-8980.FUMC plans Ash Wednesday serviceJoin First Methodist Mansfield for a special Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the sanctuary. Pastors will also be in the chapel from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the imposition of ashes. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent, the time we prepare for Easter as we focus on the beginning of the journey of Jesus Christ to the cross and the resurrection that followed.First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.Knights plan fish friesIt’s that time of year again when the Knights of Columbus will be preparing their famous fish fry for the community. With the start of Lent, the first fry will be Feb. 15 at the church. Enter on the corner of East Dallas and Graves streets. Please use the Graves Street entrance.Meals will be served from 6 p.m. until sold out, so be sure to get there early.With major construction of our new house of worship, parking will be at a premium. Special meals will be available on select Fridays. Each dish comes with two sides and includes condiments and a drink. Children dishes will also be available for those under 12. Take out orders will also be available.Everyone is invited.South Oaks schedules rummage, bake saleSouth Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 U.S. 287 in Arlington, will hold a rummage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9. Cash only.Mansfield Bible welcomes guest speakerMansfield Bible Church invites you to hear Steve Strauss bring an insightful message in the Sunday worship services Feb. 17. Strauss served for 19 years as a missionary in Ethiopia and is currently a professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.He brings a wealth of information on the changing face of the worldwide church. MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. The Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To watch a live stream of the 11 a.m. service, or to learn more about missions and other ministries of MBC, go to www.MBCchurch.com.Walnut Ridge hosts marriage seminarThe best Valentine’s present you could give your special loved one is investing quality time in your marriage. Join us Feb 22-23 at Walnut Ridge for The Art of Marriage Video Seminar. It is a six-session, day-and-half seminar that is sure to have a powerful impact on your marriage.This seminar brings together some of the most respected and influential pastors and experts on marriage and family in one setting. The cost is $35 per couple and childcare is available for $5 per child. For more details and to register, go to www.walnutridgechurch.com or call Jody Maxwell (817) 473-1461.