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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.

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.

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. 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

Local church adopts fire stations

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church recently launched an innovative program designed to foster a closer connection between the community and firefighters/paramedics of Mansfield Fire Rescue. The Adopt-A-Station program encourages a sense of community involvement and recognizes the importance of public service and servants to the citizens.

Through the program, a WRBC Adult Bible Fellowship class will team up with crew members at each of Mansfield’s four fire stations, adopting them for one year. Class members are encouraged to regularly meet and keep contact with the crew at their particular station, and plan frequent activities, such as cooperative meals, station tours, fire safety training, etc.

In early March, WRBC’s Faithbuilders class visited their adopted station – Station 3 – for the first time, where they served the crew dinner, took an informative tour of the facilities and fire apparatus, and received useful CPR training.

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