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TopApril 2017 
eFOCUS
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
Education/Administration
Children's Ministry
Student Ministry
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics
FSBC INFORMATION
Palm Sunday
Worship Experience
led by
Adult Worship Choir
Sunday evening, April 9
6:00 p.m.--Worship Center

June 2-5
Riverbend, Glen Rose, TX
Cost: $230
 $50 deposit to secure spot
 
Contact church office for registration details
 
 
 
3rd Tuesday
 FSBC Workday
Tuesday, April 18
9:00 - Noon  

 
Children's Choirs Award Ceremony & Spring Musical
Sunday evening, May 7
6:00 p.m.--Worship Center

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
WELCOME
Year-to-Date
Financial Statistics
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
FELLOWSHIP MEALS
FSBC
SPIRIT OF SHARING
Statistics
Like us on Facebook
From Our Pastor
 
Resurrection Sunday is April 16 
Easter Sunday is fast approaching! On April 16 we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! He lives! The tomb of  general Jesus Christ is empty! We have much to celebrate and much for which to give thanks to God. Please plan to be present for worship and Bible study on this extraordinary Sunday. And, invite someone to join you for worship and/or Bible study. Please, dear church, be in prayer for this unique Sunday that God will be glorified, Christ exalted, and lives eternally touched by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Welcome Taylor and Nicole Dunn 
On Sunday, March 26, at the unanimous recommendation of the Personnel Committee, the congregation called Taylor Dunn as Minister of Students. Please pray for Taylor and his wife, Nicole, as they make their transition to Field Street and to Cleburne. We thank God for His guidance in leading the Dunns to us and us to them. Pray that God will prosper and make fruitful Taylor's ministry to students in this community.
 
Senior Adult Spiritual Emphasis 
The week of April 23-26 marks the week of our annual senior adult spiritual growth emphasis. Dr. Fred Meeks will be the guest preacher, and from what I hear, he is a gifted and skilled preacher. God has seen fit to give His favor and blessing to this week each year. We are blessed in our fellowship to have so many committed, exemplary senior adults. I know you appreciate, as I do, the significant contribution of our senior adults to the vibrancy of this church. However, this particular week is for ALL of us. I need it. You need it. Let's commit ourselves to pray for this week to be used of God to stir the saints and move our hearts closer to the Lord.
 
Debt Reduction on the Children's Building
Church, God is at work helping us to pay off the children's building. Thank you for your faithfulness and sacrificial giving in moving toward the goal of eliminating the debt on the children's building by the end of October. I thank God for those who have felt led of the Lord to give so generously. It won't be too long before we gather to celebrate the complete payoff! Praise God. These are good days in our church. I am so grateful for this ministry tool, which helps us to minister to children and their families to the glory of God.
 
Summer Sermon Emphasis--NEXT STEPS
During the summer weeks I want to preach a series of messages entitled, "NEXT STEPS."  All of us have next steps we are to take in our walk with Christ. The Bible never envisions stagnation in our experience with the Lord. We are to be moving constantly toward maturity in the faith. Yet, what are the next steps for each of us? I can't answer that question on an individual basis, but God's Word gives us some clarity and direction as we look to our own next steps. Don't miss this series of messages this summer! Also, please pray for these messages to stimulate us toward being like Jesus
 
       --John Hall, Pastor  
Music Ministry 

 
Shadows of the Cross

On Palm Sunday evening we will be gathering together as a church family in worship of our Lord. We will specifically be looking to His death on the cross. The evening will be a time of corporate worship, music led by the choir, and ultimately taking the Lord's Supper together as a church family. This will be a very meaningful and reflective time to lead into Holy week, and ultimately the gathering of God's people to celebrate His resurrection and victory over the grave! Mark your calendars for Sunday evening, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this special service.

 

Our Adult Worship Choir will combine with FBC, Cleburne's Adult Choir to present the special music on Good Friday at the Holy Week services. Field Street members along with other churches and organizations will be recognized that morning at the Cleburne Conference Center.  The program begins at 7:00 AM.  Also, MeiLi Hall will be the guest speaker at the Thursday morning service, April 13, at 7:00 AM. 

 

Our Children's Choirs Awards and spring musical are scheduled for Sunday evening, May 7, at 6:00 p.m.  Come be a part of this exciting evening and support our children's choirs and enjoy the Young Musician's musical, Legends at Camp Garner Creek. 

God Bless,
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry

Women's Bible Study - It's not too late
Beth Moore - Entrusted
Mondays @ 7:00 p.m - Room 114
Wednesdays @ 9:45 a.m. - Room 114
Entrusted is a 6-session Bible study on 2 Timothy that will  encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. 

TASK FORCE MEETINGS
Sunday, April 9
If you would like to have a part in planning, implementing, and evaluating some of the ministries of our church, join us immediately following the 11 AM service for lunch and a planning meeting on Sunday, April 9, in the dining room. Please call the church office to make dinner and childcare reservations. 

International Mission Trip to Cambodia
Interest meeting -  Sunday, April 23
(after the morning worship service in the conference room)

Bryans and Brenda Fitzhugh, who have been involved in DJD Cambodia Ministries for a number of years, will be leading this trip. 

Ministry involvement will include: School Uniform and Supply Distribution in Battambang Province and English classes and Children Ministry in Phnom Penh.

For more information contact the church office or Bryans Fitzhugh at mbfbgf3151@att.net.

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
 
Our 6th annual preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend was held at Mission Waco this year. We had 20 participants attend from Field Street. During this time, our preteens led the devotional time at a homeless shelter, participated in a service project and coordinated a Kids Club. The weekend culminated with a worship experience at Church Under the Bridge. Thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to participate in this wonderful opportunity. This year, Field Street Baptist Church was awarded a special recognition as Volunteer of the Year at Mission Waco. We are so grateful for our preteens and the ministry they continue to do each year.

 Journey to the Cross is a walk-through Easter experience for children (1st-6th grade). This program will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 9, from 9:45-noon on the 2nd floor of the children's building. Children will learn about Christ's passion and His journey to the cross.

Our annual AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. This will be an exciting time to commemorate all the work our students have done this past year.


Kids Camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose. This camp is for children who have completed grades 3-6. Total cost to attend is $230 per child. Please contact the church office for further details.


Vacation Bible School will be held on June 25-28 for children
5 years-5th grade. Our theme this year is "Galactic Starveyors". Our first night of VBS, June 25, (6:00-8:30 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 19, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Dates:

Journey to the Cross, April 9, 9:45-noon
Parent Child Dedication Service, May 14, 11:00 a.m.
AWANA Award Ceremony, May 17, 6:30 p.m.
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center, June 2-5
Vacation Bible School, June 25-28 (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
 

 

Sign up now for youth camp, Glorieta, NM  -- June 15-19

Come by the church office to pick up registration forms and pay your $50 deposit to reserve your spot.  Limited space, so sign up now!

 
  Wednesday nights--APEX at 6 p.m.
Sunday mornings--Bible Study at 9:45 a.m.
 
Coming Events
April 16--Resurrection Sunday (Regular morning schedule)
May 21--Senior Recognition Sunday (9:45-Breakfast; 11:00 AM -Worship)
June 3-9--Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic
June 15-19--Student Camp-Glorieta, NM
June 25-29--Vacation Bible School
 
--Taylor Dunn

Senior Adult Ministry 

 

YOUNG AT HEART--Tuesday, April 11. Eileen Wissore is going to bring a special Easter presentation. Hope to see you there!
 

OUR ANNUAL SENIOR ADULT REVIVAL. . .is just around the corner. The dates are April 23-26. Our guest preacher is Dr. Fred Meeks.

 

Dr. Meeks, a native of Dallas, Texas, became the Director of the Logsdon Seminary  Lubbock Program in April, 2010. Prior to that he taught courses in Bible, Theology, and Christian Ministry for twenty-one years at Wayland Baptist University. He also held the position of Chair (now Dean) of the Division (now School) of Religion and Philosophy at Wayland. He spent almost 25 years serving as pastor of churches in Texas (FBC, Lorenzo, Oakwood Baptist in Lubbock, FBC, Plainview), Oklahoma, Colorado, and Oregon. After becoming a professor and university administrator he served as interim pastor of over 35 churches. Dr. Meeks is a Certified Intentional Interim Minister of the BGCT. He and his wife, Sally, live in Plainview.

 

Here's the schedule: 

 Sunday Morning- 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

 Sunday Evening-6:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings-10-11 a.m.

 Lunch to follow each morning service at 11:30 a.m.


 
  --John Glover

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S JOB CORPS  

  

 

Our "Glamour, Glitz, Grace" Tea and Style show on Saturday, April 1, was a huge success.  Thank you to all the donors, table hostesses, those who shared testimonies, our students who modeled our fashions from BUCKLE  and CATO,  and each advisory member that had a part in making this a special event. 

 

The CWJC is so appreciative of your generous donations of clothing and fashion accessories for the Splendid Lily. At present our "clothes closet" is fully stocked and we respectfully request that no further donations be made until the fall semester in September.