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TopAPRIL 2018 
A monthly newsletter from Field Street Baptist Church

We exist to make CHRIST known by proclamation and living of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


In This Issue
Music Ministry
Children's Ministry
Student Ministry
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics
  Sunday evening, April 8
 @ 5:30 p.m.
  Final meeting of this spring semester
Panfork Baptist Encampment
April 8-13
Contact Mark Smith
or Jerry Melson 
children's ministry
Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend
April 13-15   Cost: $75
Contact Jennifer Howington
 for more information 
Ladies Retreat
Saturday, April 14
9 a.m.--2 p.m.
Sunday, April 15
8:30 a.m.--FLC
Complimentary Breakfast
Retreat Tickets:  $5
15th Anniversary Celebration for Dr. John Hall
Sunday, May 6
Watch for more details.

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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From Our Pastor
Minister of Music Search and A Few Thoughts on the Subject of Worship
     On Sunday, April 8, you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts relative to what matters to you in a Minister of Music and the music ministry. Ultimately, our overriding concern is to seek God's person for this position of ministry and service. We must not lose sight of this priority. However, this does seem to be a proper time to take inventory of what matters to the congregation as we go forward relative to this position.
    With that said, it is also an appropriate juncture to be reminded that we are not free to worship however we please. The question is not, "Will the unchurched, the unreached find what we are doing in worship appealing?"  The question is not, "Will believers like our worship services?" The question is, "Is this biblical?" "Will our act of corporate worship please God?" You see, our "target audience" in worship is God Himself. Worship is not about us; it is about God. The temptation for every church will be to craft worship services that will appeal to Millennials, Boomers, GenXers, etc., etc. Yet, a faithful church will not lose sight of who is to be worshiped. And, it matters how we worship God. The focus of the church gathered is the Lord Jesus Christ and His work of salvation for all who believe. Worship must include the reading and preaching of God's Word, the prayers and songs of God's people lifted up in the name of Jesus Christ, and the ordinances of the Lord's Supper and baptism properly administered. The question then becomes how does the ministry of music enhance the body life of the congregation and her focus on Jesus and the glory of God? Secondarily, what skills, personality traits, experience, education are necessary in the Minister of Music to assist the congregation in the pursuit of a greater awe of God? Here's what I would ask you to do--PRAY. Ask God to guide us, to guide the Personnel Committee, to guide us to the person God wants to come and serve here and in this position. Thank you.

A Proposal for a Modest Re-Model of Our Worship Center Platform Area
     We have been and are in the process of putting together details and a proposal to share with you regarding a modest re-model of our worship center platform. We are waiting for a few additional components to come together before we bring the idea and proposed plans to you for consideration and approval. However, I think you will like what will be proposed and the plan for paying for the revisions. The last time significant updates were done in the sanctuary was in 1997. It's time for us to make a few cosmetic and functional changes that will enhance the aesthetics of our worship center. We hope to have these plans available for presentation in the next few weeks.

Thank You, John and Jerry
     I do appreciate John Glover and Jerry Melson stepping in to give leadership to our music in worship. They are both plenty busy, but were more than willing to add this responsibility to their plates. Pray for them. Encourage them. Get behind them and support them during this interim phase as we seek a new Minister of Music. Neither of these men desire to be the long-term person to fill the job, but both are unselfish servants who are stepping in the gap for the time being. 
Finally, Pray for Several Mission Opportunities 
     Several of our adults will be venturing to Panfork Baptist Encampment April 8-13, and then some of our Preteens will be participating in Mission Waco April 13-15. We ask you to pray for these short-term mission opportunities that lives will be touched in meaningful, Christ-honoring ways. It is a joy to be a part of our church that gives to, prays for, sends, and goes out on mission efforts.
                                                                                   With much affection,    
     --John Hall, Pastor 
Music Ministry 
COMBINED CHOIRS--Adult Worship and Joyful Sound
Thank you to the Adult Worship Choir and Joyful Sound for leading us in worship on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The choirs also combined with FBC, Cleburne to sing at the Good Friday Holy Week service.
Thank you to  John Glover and Jerry Melson for giving leadership to the music ministry in this interim period.
Our children's choirs will be recognized on Sunday evening, May 6, at 5:30 p.m.  Our Young Musicians will present their spring musical, "Plane Ol' Mission Trip", that evening as well.  You will want to make every effort to be in attendance to support our children's choirs.

Education Ministry

Please pray for the following trips:

Adult Mission Trip
April 8-13
Panfork Baptist Encampment
12 adults will be traveling to Panfork Baptist Encampment and working with the Texas Baptist Men in a couple of remodeling projects, as well as making needed repairs around the camp.

Poland Mission Trip
July 11-22 
10 people from Field Street will be working with the Elim Christian Center. One of the main tasks will be construction. They will also be helping them prepare for their annual VBS, in which they will have up to 200 children.

Cambodia Mission Trip
May 15 - June 1
Bryans and Brenda Fitzhugh will be traveling with DJD Cambodia International. While there, they will teach English classes and be involved in children's ministry in Phnom Penh and Battambang, as well as conducting pastor training and making church visits.

If you would like to financially support any of these trips, please click the link below:

FSBC Work Day
Wednesday, April 18
Our workdays have changed from Tuesdays  to Wednesdays. We have work to do in the children's building. See you then!

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
Our 6th annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend will be held on April 13-15 at Mission Waco. This will be a unique opportunity for all 5th & 6th graders to participate in working with a homeless shelter, conducting a Backyard Bible Club and attending Church Under the Bridge. Cost is $75/person. See Jennifer Howington for additional information.
Our annual AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the worship center. This will be an exciting time to commemorate all the work our students have done this past year.
Kids Camp
is scheduled for June 8-11 at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose. This camp is for children who have completed grades 3-6. Total cost to attend is $245 per child. Please contact the church office for further details.
Vacation Bible School will be held on June 17-20 for children 5 years-5th grade. Our theme this year is "Game On."
Our first night of VBS, June 17, (6-8:30 p.m.) will be for the entire family as parents will have an opportunity to watch a movie while children participate in VBS activities. VBS will continue Monday through Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-noon. We will have a
"come and go" VBS teacher meeting in the upstairs foyer on Wednesday, April 4th & 11th from 6-7:30 p.m.

Preteen Trip to Mission Waco- April 13-15
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration--April 22, 9:45 a.m.
Backyard Bible Club--Gateway Learning Center, June 4-7, 9-11 a.m.
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center, June 8-11
Vacation Bible School-June 17-20 (Sunday p.m. & M-W mornings)
 Thank you for your support and participation in our preschool and children's ministry. What a joy it is to serve our Lord and Savior at Field Street Baptist Church. 

--Jennifer Howington
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Student Ministry
March 23-25 was our DiscipleNow Weekend and it was a huge success! Overall, we had 59 students in attendance and feedback and response was positive all around. Thank you to those who helped out by opening up your home, serving or providing meals, or just being present for anything I asked. God is moving in our student ministry!
 June 3-8--MissionLab, New Orleans

 June 25-29--Student Camp, M3 Zephyr


More information on each event, as well as registration and

 payment, can be found on our church website.

Click here for FSBC Student Website

  • Visit our student website, fieldstreetelevate, and join our monthly parent newsletter. Each month you will receive a recap on everything going on specifically in our student ministry
  • Follow @fselevate on Instagram or Facebook
  • Text@FSSM to 81010. This is a mass texting service that is used to relay important info and updates


If you would like to serve in any capacity in our student ministry, just email me tdunn@fieldstreet.com.  I would love to get you plugged-in. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, assisting with Bible Fellowship, assisting with a small group, one-on-one discipleship, serving on Wednesday nights, or serving or attending a major event.



Student Ministry- Wednesday Night Activities



--Taylor Dunn 
Mission Statement: Teaching students to love, pursue, and worship Jesus while leading others to do the same.

Senior Adult Ministry 


YOUNG AT HEART--Tuesday, April 10. This will be our last Young at Heart for the spring. Watch for the card in the mail with all the details of this final meeting.


April 22-25

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN...Sunday, April 22nd--  the beginning of our Senior Adult revival with Dr. David Hardage as our guest preacher. He will be preaching in all the services on Sunday--8:30 & 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Our morning services (Monday thru Wednesday) will begin at 10:00 AM in the Worship Center. Each morning service will be followed by a wonderful (free) lunch at 11:30 AM.


JOYFUL SOUND. . .will do a gospel song concert on Tuesday, May 8th. We will be singing in one of our assisted living centers. This concert will mark the completion of our work for the spring.


LOOKING AHEAD. . . At our Young at Heart meeting on the 10th of April, we will make a list of those who would like to go to Green Acres Tyler for their Patriotic Music presentation. It will probably be Sunday, June 24. I think everyone who went last June will agree that it is well worth their time and effort.


  --John Glover

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