November 28, 2023

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

by First Methodist Mansfield

December 3rd
  •  4:00 – 6:00 PM  •  Chapel
We are throwing a birthday party for Jesus and you’re invited!  Join us for an exciting, interactive, family-style worship in the chapel followed by several fun, Christmas-themed activities in the gym.  There will be lots to do for both preschoolers and elementary-aged kids, so bring the whole family and get ready for some Christmas fun!  And, did we mention this is a pajama party?!  So don’t forget to wear your PJ’s!!
We will also be taking this opportunity to collect new teddy bears to donate to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.  If you would like to participate, please bring a new stuffed bear (without scents or electronics) to the event on December 3rd, and our team will deliver the bears Cook Children’s Hospital.  Let’s see how many bears we can donate to the kids who need them most!

Gift Return is this weekend!

Great news! Over the past two weeks our congregation adopted over 500 Angels representing families in our community, veterans, nursing home residents, and those that live at the Methodist Children’s Home. Thank you to all of those who adopted one of these angels. Please remember to bring your gifts this weekend to worship! For those of you who are still interested in donating towards our Angel Tree, you are welcome to make a gift on our website here. We also have several different serving opportunities with Angel Tree that are listed on the website as well including our sorting day on Monday, December 3rd. 

December 8th
  •  6:30 PM  •  The Loft
Attention all ladies! Join us for a Refresh Women’s Christmas themed Bunco Game Night!
There will be pizza, cookies, a hot chocolate bar so much more! Festive attire is welcome, so get out all of your fun Christmas clothes.
This is a great way to meet other ladies from First Methodist Mansfield and have some great Christmas fun! Register here. If you would like more information or if you have any questions, email us at

December 8th  7:00 – 9:00  Sanctuary

Make plans to join us for a beautiful night of Christmas music brought to you by the Arlington Master Choral and the Legacy High School Chamber Choir. We are honored to host these two choirs as they sing many of our holiday favorites and some new soon to become favorites. With over 100 singers in attendance, what a wonderful way to celebrate this season! For more information about this concert and the Arlington Master Chorale, visit their website here

Online Sales: Open Now
Chapel Sales: November 26th & December 3rd
Ministry Corner: December 9th & 10th

Add a cheerful look to the sanctuary and to your home at Christmas! The flowers may be purchased online in honor or in memory of a loved one through December 10th. The flowers will decorate our Sanctuary throughout the Advent Season and may be taken home after your Candlelight Service. You can go online and order now, or visit our chapel on Nov. 26th and Dec. 3rd or our Ministry Corner on Dec. 9th &10th. If you have any questions please contact  us here. You can order your poinsettia Here.  

December 10th  •  4:00 – 5:00 PM  •  
In our Remembrance Service we gather together to remember that we are not alone in our grief, our tears and our memories. The light of Christ meets us with hope in the darkness as we light a candle in remembrance of our loved ones who have passed away. You, your family, and friends are invited to our Remembrance Service on Sunday, December 10th at 4:00 PM in our Sanctuary. If you would like, you may email a photo of your loved one to be included in a special moment of remembrance during the service. Please include your loved one’s first and last name and email to by December 8th. You may also bring a photo of your loved one to the Remembrance Service to place near the candle you will light in their memory. Seating will be available for you to pause, remember and give thanks to God for your loved one. Our Remembrance Tree will be available beginning December 1st. You will find it near the Walnut Creek Drive entrance of Building C, our Chapel Building. Stop by any time of day to write your loved one’s name on an ornament and place the ornament on the Remembrance Tree.
Our Pastoral Care Team is here to support you throughout the year, and especially when life seems heavy and overwhelming in the holiday season. If you are in need of prayer or would like to talk with a pastor, please contact us at We would love to help!


December 23rd and 24th 
This year we are offering 9 different Christmas Eve Worship opportunities on December 23rd and 24th. Make plans to join us, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

December 23
Family Worship at 2pm
Contemporary Worship at 6pm
Traditions Worship 8pm

December 24
Family Worship at 10am
Family Worship at 2pm
Contemporary Worship at 4pm
Contemporary Worship at 6pm
Traditions Worship 8pm
Christmas Communion Service | Dec. 24 |11:30pm

For more information on these services, visit our website at

Are you interested in giving the gift of hospitality to our community and congregation? We would love your help in serving at our Christmas Eve services on December 23rd and 24th. We have opportunities for families and individuals to serve as greeters as well as those who would like to help our production team at one of our nine services. To Register click Here. Feel free to email us at if you have any questions.    

Don’t forget to check out our Online Bulletin each week for: New Events, Prayer Request, Giving and ways you can connect to all we have going on here at First Methodist Mansfield.

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