First Methodist offers financial classesFirst 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Living Word hosts guest speaker/musicianLiving Word Fellowship is hosting a country-western gospel opportunity at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 with Tooter and Lari Churman-Waites as guest speaker and musician. Tooter is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Rodeo Hall of Fame and has recently done a gospel music CD, which will be available. The church is at 107 N. First Ave. For more information, call 817-473-6055 or email email@example.com. Church plans annual festivalSt. Jude’s 38th annual festival will be held on the church grounds from 1-10 p.m. Sept. 20. Great ethnic, rides, bounce houses, petting zoo and many games will be on the festival grounds. Boy Scouts will be back with a surprise game for all to play. Joan Heath and her cake walk will be seeking homemade desserts.Vendors and crafters will also be on display. To become a vendor, call the office at 817-473-6709.DJ Travis Stewart will be rolling out the tunes during the afternoon time. Evening hours will have live entertainment by Los Audases, with great tunes and dancing, celebrating Mexican Independence Day.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. Trinity Presbyterian Preschool enrolling studentsTrinity Presbyterian Preschool begins the 2014-2015 school year Sept. 2. The preschool is at 1200 Clover Hill Road and currently enrolling for the fall with limited spots available in the 2-year-old, 3-year-old and pre-kindergarten classes. The preschool has served the community for over 25 years and has small classes with low teacher/student ratios.The mission at TPP is to help children grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically in God's world. TPP children learn through a variety of hands-on developmentally appropriate activities. Trinity's early childhood staff provides a loving, family-like setting in the classroom that teaches respect, cooperation, self-confidence, and independence. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 817-473-8717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For an online tour, go to www.tppmansfield.com.Church holds backpack blessingGet the school year started off right! Join us for a Blessing of the Backpacks during the 10:50 a.m. worship service Aug. 24. It’s about celebrating and blessing the school year, giving thanks for our kids, and blessing their journey of learning. Every child will take home a reminder of this blessing to attach to his/her backpack. All students welcome, preschool through college. Bring your backpack.Attention administrators and teachers, this is for you, too. Please join us so that we can shower you with blessings for your school year as well. St. John Church is at 1218 E. Debbie Ln. Mansfield. For more information, call 817-473-4889 or go to www.stjohnmansfield.org.Walnut Ridge offers DivorceCareFind help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce at DivorceCare, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. DivorceCare is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. The program will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays from Aug. 24-Nov. 16 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 Texas 360. Joyce Hall will be the facilitator. For more information, call 817 473-1461.First Methodist seeks ESL teachers, studentsWould you like to help share the gift of language? First Methodist Mansfield is seeking teachers and assistants for the fall semester of English as a Second Language (ESL). Classes are from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday from Aug. 26-Nov. 13. Teacher training is provided from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23. For more information, contact Teresa Eckersley at email@example.com. Student registration will be from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 19 for morning classes and 6:30-8:30 p.m. for evening classes. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, 817-477-2287, www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.First Methodist offers Celebrate RecoveryA new Women’s Celebrate Recovery Step Study is now meeting at First Methodist Mansfield from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A key ingredient to Celebrate Recovery, these gender-specific Step Studies utilize the 12 steps and eight principles based on the teachings of Jesus in the Beatitudes, helping participants deal with their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. The set of four participant guides are $18, or they can be purchased separately for $6. For details, 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.AIM plans fall music classesFall classes for the Arts Institute of Mansfield (AIM), a ministry of First Methodist Mansfield, begin soon. AIM offers group classes in piano and guitar, and private instruction in piano, guitar, voice, violin and organ. A list of upcoming fall classes and information about prices can be found on the church website at www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. First Methodist Mansfield is at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, call 817-477-2287. Bisbee Baptist starts Super Sunday NightsBisbee Baptist Church is planning Super Sunday Nights in August at 6 p.m. The church, located at 3001 Gertie Barrett Road, will offer refreshments after each service.Guest ministers will be:Aug. 24: Dr. Al Meredith Pastor, Wedgewood Baptist Church Aug. 31: Gary Stidham, Baptist Student Union Director for University of Texas at ArlingtonFor more information, call 817-478-9478 or go to Bisbeebaptist.com.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 email@example.com. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, call 817-477-2287 or go to www.firstmethodistmansfield.org.Walnut Ridge offers Ridge Sports Ridge Sports at Walnut Ridge will start soccer and t-ball this fall. Co-ed soccer for ages 3-8 and girls 9-10 will have a six-game schedule, from Sept. 6-Oct. 18. Cost is $65 through Aug. 25. Includes jersey and socks. Register at walnutridgechurch.com. Co-ed t-ball for ages 4-7 (age on Sept. 1) will have a four-game schedule from Oct. 25-Nov. 22. Cost is $50 through Sept. 22, $65 from Sept. 23-Oct. 13. Includes jersey and hat. Register at walnutridgechurch.com.Mothers of Preschoolers start meeting Sept. 8Mothers of Preschoolers will meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month, starting Sept. 8, at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 Texas 260. Register at www.walnutridgechurch.com.MOPS is a place that encourages and equips women to celebrate the joys of motherhood and learn from each other. This is a safe place where we treasure you for who you are. We connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another.