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02/03/2014 12:56 PM

02/03/2014 12:57 PM

First Methodist offers DivorceCare

First Methodist Mansfield will offer DivorceCare, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. This 13-week class is for those who are going through a divorce, have recently been through a divorce or just need Christian support for any type of marriage separation.

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is offered at the same time for the participant’s children, ages 6-12, giving them a place to share their feelings and heal (register for DC4K on the church website at firstmethodistmansfield.org). For more information, contact Debbie Black at debbieb@fmcm.org. First Methodist is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek.

Monthly Kidz Klub begins Feb. 23

The Christian education team of Trinity Presbyterian Church announces the launch of Kidz Klub, a time of music, fun, games and pizza for children and youth of the church and the community. Kidz Klub will be held in the education building of the church from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 23, April 27 and May 18. In June, the church is planning Vacation Bible School around the musical, “It’s Cool In the Furnace,” a study of Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The church is located on 1200 Clover Hill Drive.

Women’s Ministry plans retreat

The Women’s Ministry of Mansfield Bible Church is planning a Women’s Retreat at the Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose on March 21-22. The speaker is Marilyn Walberg and the theme is Are You Ready for the Trip , Our Holy Destination? Get all the details and register with $90 at www.MBCchurch.com by March 12. MBC is located 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 live on Sunday, go to www.mbcchurch.com or call (817) 473-8980.

Run to benefit developing countries

A Celebrate Children one-mile fun run and 5K will be held from 7-11:30 a.m. March 22 at Katherine Rose Memorial Park, 303 Walnut Creek Drive. This fun family-friendly event benefits Compassion International and their efforts to provide safe drinking water to children and their families within developing countries. A former Compassion-sponsored student, who once suffered from a lack of clean water, will also be attending and sharing his story.

Participants will be able to see filters and watch how they clean the contaminated water. Local businesses will also set up booths with interactive activities. Participants are encouraged to bring spare change within a water bottle for the Change for Hope drive. We invite families and friends of all ages to join us in celebrating our children and helping those in need!

Register at www.celebratechildren5k.com . Early registration is available through March 1. Cost is $10-$30.

St. Gregory’s forms Order of St. Luke

St. Gregory's will host a class, beginning Feb. 15, to establish a new chapter of the Order of St. Luke, which is open to all Christian denominations.

Members of the Order of St. Luke will grow through scriptural training, biblical Laying on of Hands and personal prayer. Members will also have an opportunity to join faith with that of other believers from many Christian traditions, The Order of St. Luke equips members to pray with those who are experiencing sickness, emotional distress and evil affecting their lives.

Classes for new and returning members will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 in the parish hall at The Episcopal Church of St. Gregory the Great, 1091 Country Club Drive.

For further information, contact Heinz Liedke at (817) 933-6921 or heinz.liedke@gmail.com or Father Rogers at St. Gregory’s at (817) 473-6205 or rector@stgregorysmansfield.org.

Journey shows how to build wealth

New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host Dave Ramsey is introducing a new program, The Legacy Journey. The Legacy Journey is a seven-week course taught on DVD by Ramsey that shows families and individuals what to do once they have control of their finances, and helps them navigate their way through building wealth so they are able to leave a lasting legacy. The Legacy Journey is a follow-up class to Ramsey’s extremely popular course, Financial Peace University (FPU). The Legacy Journey will be held in Mansfield at:

First United Methodist Church located at 777 North Walnut Creek Drive in Mansfield. The classes will begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Contact Amiee Nix at (817) 477-2287 for more information or to register.

Celebrate Recovery at Walnut Ridge

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry helping people overcome life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits by providing a biblical and balanced program to help deal with issues like abuse, addiction and anger. The purposes of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry are to have fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power through the Eight Recovery Principles.

This program is Christian, uncompromisingly biblical and proven to work within the church. It has brought people together to discover a new level of care, acceptance, trust and grace. This program meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, contact David Hall at (817) 473-1461. Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is located at 1201 Texas 360.

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