Mansfield Faith


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.

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.

First Methodist accepts donations for babies

First Methodist Mansfield is partnering with radio station KCBI during the month of January for Baby’s On Board: A Shower of Hope, an effort to benefit four area pregnancy centers supporting women facing unplanned pregnancies. The church is a community collection site for those who would like to donate disposable diapers, baby wipes and new car seats. Bring donations to the Main Building reception area if you would like to help.

First Methodist is located at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive. For more information, contact (817) 477-2287 or