Church begins Single & Parenting groupFirst Methodist Mansfield is starting a Single & Parenting Group that will offer help and hope for single parents through shared tips and parenting wisdom. Each session has three distinct elements: video teaching from counselors and professionals, small group discussion and workbook-based personal application. The group, open to the whole community, will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 17 in Building C, Room 7. The cost for materials is $15. Childcare is available. Go to the church website to register at www.firstmethodistmansfield.org. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, call 817-477-2287.MOPS begins meeting at First BaptistAre you looking for a moms group? Do you have a child from birth through kindergarten?MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at First Baptist Mansfield is here for you. Take a break from your busy schedule to connect with other moms and hear encouraging words. Meetings are the second and fourthth Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.Join us for our first meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at First Baptist Mansfield’s Fireside Room, 1800 E. Broad St. The first meeting is free. If you decide to join after your first meeting (and we hope you will), the cost is $44.Childcare is provided, but limited; online registration is required for childcare. Register at www.firstmansfield.com.First Methodist offers financial classes First 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 email@example.com for more information.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.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 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.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. 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 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.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.