March 19, 2024

Rise and Shine Family Fun is THIS WEEKEND!

by First Methodist Mansfield

March 23 • 9:00 am • Church campus 
This Saturday is our Rise and Shine Family Fun Event and we can’t wait to share this event with you! Stop by the church campus on Saturday to experience the joy of Easter in a variety of ways. There will be interactive Easter experiences along with bounce houses, games, face painting, a candy launch, and so much more! This is a perfect event to invite your friends to! 

We have been reading through The Gospel of John over the past several weeks and many of you have asked for the full reading plan. You can experience the full reading plan through our First 15 daily devotional, but if you want to read ahead here is a list of the next several weeks. Keep in mind that we will be focusing our First 15s on Holy Week and Easter for those specific weeks. Do you want to receive our First 15s daily by email? Visit our website here and sign up! 
Week 3:                                          Week 4:
March 18 – John 3:1-6                    April 8 – John 4:4-14
March 19 – John 3:7-15                  April 9 – John 4:15 – 26
March 20 – John 3:16-21                April 10 – John 4:27-30, 39-42
March 21 – John 3:22-30                April 11 – John 4:46-53
March 22 – John 3:31-36                April 12 – John 5:1-9

Week 5:                                          Week 6:
April 15 – John 6:3-13                    April 22 – John 9:1-12
April 16 – John 6:16-20                  April 23 – John 9:35-41
April 17 – John 6:32-35                  April 24 – John 10:1-8
April 18 – John 7:37-41                  April 25 – John 11: 38-44
April 19 – John 8:3-11                    April 26 – John 12:1-11

March 31 • 7:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am • Town Park and The MISD Center for the Performing Arts
Sunrise Service  •  7:00 am  •  Town Park in Mansfield
Contemporary Service  •  9:30 am •  MISD Center for the Performing Arts 

Traditions Service  •  11:00 am  •  MISD Center for Performing Arts 
We believe Easter is one of the greatest opportunities and most powerful to reach others.  There are three worship services on Easter – each of them taking part in our own community. This is a great time to invite somebody you know to join you this Easter as we gather together and celebrate our risen Lord.  For more information, visit our website at

*Please note that we will not be having our Saturday Night Worship service on March 30th. 

March 21st •  6:30 – 8:00 pm  •  Building A: The Loft
This month, the discussion will be focused on one very important question…as a parent, what things are you willing to sacrifice, and what are you not?  We all want to pass on certain values to our children, but figuring out what to focus on and how to prioritize what’s most important can be overwhelming.  We will not only discuss ways to figure out what’s most important to you and your family, but how to effectively teach those values to your children.
Childcare is available for The Village, but you must register.  Click HERE to register for childcare for 4th grade and under.

April 10th  •  6:30 – 8:00 pm  •  Building A: The Loft
Join us for an insightful evening focused on navigating the digital landscape and setting healthy tech norms with your teen. This important event will be held in place of regular Wednesday evening programming and parents and their 5th-12th graders are encouraged to attend. Guest Speaker: Shane Trotter – Author of “Setting The Bar” Topics will include tech boundaries and parental controls, screen time, smartphones and mental health, technological cultural influences, information overload management, and AI and the 21st-century workforce. We hope you can join us, but you must register for the event! Childcare is also available for kindergarten and younger with registration (1st-4th graders are welcome to join Children’s Ministry Wednesday evening programming). Please register HERE.

April 13th  •  9am – 11am   •  Parking lot
First Faith Preschool and Kindergarten is putting on their BIGGEST fundraiser of the year, the First Faith Tot Trot! The theme this year is Olympics, in honor of the upcoming Summer Olympics Games! They will be hosting this fun run on our campus, which will feature 8 different Olympic themed activity stations. Each child will receive a map at the beginning of their race showing the location of all 8 stations along the trail. If they complete the activity at each station, they can collect a goodie bag at the end of their race! This event is a come and go event (so there’s no set start time). You’ll begin your race by receiving a map at the check-in station and then you’re off to complete each activity!

We’ll also have lots of other great activities for the kids including bounce houses, tattoo and balloon artists, food and more! This is our BIGGEST (and only) fundraiser of the year and all funds raised will benefit our preschool. This event is open to the community, so bring your family, friends, neighbors and everyone you know for a day full of fun! For more information, visit this link

April 5th  •  5:00pm – 7:00 pm  •  Building A: The Loft
Just Us Girls is an evening designed specifically for 5-8th grade girls! Join us on April 5th in The LOFT from 5:00-7:00 pm for an evening of food, fun, and good conversation centered around being a girl, and the challenges that come with middle school. Middle school isn’t easy… it’s when you’re figuring out who you are, who you hang out with, and what you believe. Sign up for this fun evening HERE
HOW CAN I HELP AS AN ADULT? If you’d like to volunteer as an adult leader for April 12th, please register below! Sign up HERE to be an Adult Leader

April 12th  •  5:00 – 8:00 pm  •  Building A: The Loft 
Our Men’s Ministry is hosting Guys Night Out on Friday Night April 12th, at 6:30 pm in the Loft! We we ill be diving into the heads of 3 amazing Christian men who play very different but very interesting roles in Business, the rise of AI, and the crazy 2024 economy! We have an incredible panel that you will love hearing them tell stories of…
     – Scaling their business from one restaurant to over 20
     – Is Artificial Intelligence going to impact me in my career
     – Are stocks still the best opportunity for investing or has private equity stolen the 
We will have amazing Man-food and a great discussion, as well as plenty of Q&A for our guests. Register HERE.   

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