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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.

St. John’s hosts author/speaker

St. John Lutheran Church, 1218 E. Debbie Lane, invites the community to hear Steven Cohen, founder of The Apple of His Eye Mission Society in St. Louis at 7:15 p.m. March 26. Cohen will demonstrate Old Testament and New Testament links in the Passover. The author of four books and a prolific speaker, he shares his love for Christ and his Jewish brothers and sisters. All faiths will benefit from learning how “Christ is the Passover.”

Walnut Ridge hosts Big Feed

Walnut Ridge Church is motivated to care for people in our community by Matthew 25:40 “ I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” In response, we encourage you join us for the Big Feed! Pick up your grocery bags, fill and return them to Walnut Ridge Church. Food collection continues throughout April for distribution to area food banks. Bags available, beginning April 6, include information on items requested by local food banks. More information available at or (817) 473-1461. Walnut Ridge Church is located at 1201 Texas 360.

Church plans helicopter egg drop

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is hosting a Helicopter Easter Egg Drop from 1-3 p.m. April 12 at 1201 Texas 360 in Mansfield.

There will be bounce houses, free food, a bunny zoo, diaper derby, crafts, puppet shows, egg hunts and more.

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.

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.

Zambian orphans to perform

First Methodist Mansfield is hosting a special Celebrate Life concert at 6 p.m. April 27 in the sanctuary for Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong works to bring joy and purpose to orphans across the world. This benefit concert will feature six children from their school in Kitwe, Zambia, singing traditional Zambian songs as well as performing with award-winning Christian artist Cheri Keaggy. Purchase tickets at for $5 each or at the door the evening of the concert. A love offering will be taken during the concert with 100 percent of the proceeds going to care for orphans and vulnerable children. First Methodist Mansfield is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

Egg hunt set at Rose Park

Join First Methodist Mansfield for their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Rose Park from 3-5 p.m. April 13. There will be hunts for toddlers through fourth-graders, and the POP kids will also lead a short worship time. This is a free event.

Rose Park is located at 303 N. Walnut Creek Drive.

Easter services planned at Performing Arts Center

First Methodist Mansfield invites you to celebrate Easter with your neighbors at the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts this year. There will be a contemporary service at 6 p.m. April 19 and at 9 a.m. April 20. There will also be a traditional service at 11 a.m. April 20. The MISD Center for the Performing Arts is located at 1110 W. Debbie Lane in Mansfield. The church is also offering a sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 20 at Town Park, 500 N. Main Street. For more information on all of their Easter services, go to

Leadership seminar slated for May 9

First Methodist Mansfield and the Mansfield school district are co-hosting this year's Leadercast simulcast at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 9. Leadercast is for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills. Consider bringing your team and potential customers to this event. The early bird price through April 9 is $65 per ticket, after that tickets are $75 each. The group rate for 10 or more is $55 per ticket. Purchase tickets online at www.leadercast/location/mansfield. For information on more networking opportunities available within this conference, contact Leslie Waldson at

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