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Church offers grief support class

First Methodist Mansfield will offer Journey Through Grief on Mondays beginning March 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is a grief support class that helps those grieving to understand and integrate loss into their lives. Led by trained facilitators who have experienced loss in their own lives, the class meets for six consecutive Mondays. There is no cost for participants, and the class is open to the whole community. Nursery is available. For more information, contact Debbie Black at

First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

Church hosts special-needs prom

For a student with special needs, the traditional high school prom is a bit overwhelming! From 7-9:30 p.m. April 12, Mansfield Bible Church will host a prom, complete with formals and tuxedoes, in the gym that is specifically geared for these students. There is no charge for this event. If you have a special-needs student who would like to attend this prom, sign up online at

MBC is located at 2351 Country Club Drive in Mansfield. To learn more about the ministries of MBC, go to or call (817) 473-8980.

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.

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.

Women can take recovery study

First Methodist Mansfield is offering a new Celebrate Recovery Step Study for women on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. 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 $17, or they can be purchased separately for $6. For more information, contact Debbie Black at

First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

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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