02/17/2014 10:38 AM

02/17/2014 10:38 AM

Children’s choir plans spring concert

Jubilate Children’s Choir, a choir made up of Mansfield area third- through sixth-graders, will present their spring concert 6:30 p.m. March 25 in First Methodist Mansfield's chapel. The choir has performed in several community events including the Mansfield Christmas Spectacular and Veteran's Day concerts. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Common Ground Network’s Feed the Kids for Summer program. For more information, contact Beth LaMee at First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

Financial Peace offered at Lakeside

More than two 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 in Mansfield at Lakeside Church of Christ, 1500 Breckenridge Road. Classes at 7:45 p.m. March 26. Contact Aron Nigh at (817)477-1252 for more information or to register.

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.

Expert shares advice on teens

Don’t miss this three-hour seminar with teen expert Mark Gregston as he shares vital information on how to not get blindsided by your child’s teen years from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 Texas 360. Tough Guys and Drama Queens provides parents (and grandparents!) of pre-teens and teens with time-tested, biblical techniques to guide you through these unavoidably challenging years. Gregston is founder and executive director of Heartlight, a residential counseling center of teens in Longview. He is the host of Parenting Today’s Teens, a daily and weekend radio program heard on 1,400 radio outlets across North America, helping parents navigate through turbulent waters of adolescence.

Register at Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Childcare is available by reservation only before Feb. 18. For more info, contact

Men invited to breakfast

Men, if you like a hearty breakfast and are interested in a talk on Building Families for Christ, this event is for you! It will take place in The Link at Mansfield Bible Church from 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 22. Suggested donation is $5.

MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive. To learn more about the ministries of MBC or to watch the 11 a.m. service live on Sunday, go to or call (817) 473-8980.

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 For more information, contact Debbie Black at First Methodist is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek.

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 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 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 . Early registration is available through March 1. Cost is $10-$30.

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