November 21, 2023

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

by First Methodist Mansfield

November 28th
  •    9:00 – 10:30 AM  •    Building C-10
December 7th  •   6:30 – 8 PM •    Building A – 216
Everyone knows “it takes a village” when it comes to raising kids, and our newest group “The Village” is here to help you do just that. This month we will be focusing on “Parenting in the Age of the Screen: Understanding Screen Time, Smartphones, AI, and The Future Our Children Will Inherit Helping parents understand the effects of new technology and make a plan to to help their children develop healthy tech norms”. Topics include: – Screen time – Smartphones and mental health – Dramatic shifts in culture, dating, etc. – Paradox of choice – information overload and dealing better… – AI and the needs of the 21st century workforce – Tech boundaries and parent controls. If you are interested in learning more about The Village or if you have any questions contact us by emailing

Tag Pickup: November 25th & 26th  •  In-between Services in Atrium

We had a great response this past weekend for our Angel Tree, and we still have one more weekend to pick them up! Stop by our atrium during these weekends to adopt an angel and find out all the different ways you can serve with our Angel Tree. Each year we support “angels” from the Mansfield ISD, the Methodist Children’s Home, Homeless Veterans and families, the Mansfield Nursing Home, as well as Common Ground Network. If you want to adopt an angel before this weekend to take advantage of the Black Friday sales, email us here. There are several different ways you and your family can serve with our Angel Tree team this year! To find out more information or to volunteer, visit our website at

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!

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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