TopApril 2019 
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

The Book of Revelation
Pastor's Sermon Series 
Continues on Sunday mornings

Annie Armstrong 
Mission Offering
FSBC Goal: $15,000

Palm Sunday, April 14
at 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 21
8:30 AM-Early Worship
9:45 AM--Bible Fellowship
11:00 AM--Late Worship

April 28- May 1

Sunday, May 5-- 5:30 PM

Sunday, May 12
11:00 AM Service 
Watch for more details

AWANA Award Ceremony
Wednesday, May 15 
Worship Center--6:30 PM

Senior Recognition Sunday
May 19
Watch for more details
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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April is Ripe with Opportunity to Worship!
   This month promises to be a special one in many ways, but especially in our corporate worship gatherings. First, on Sunday, April 7, we had the privilege to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Annually, this offering is received to support the work of Southern Baptists all across North America. Our church offering goal is $15,000. Even though our ingathering was on Sunday, April 7,  it is not too late to give.
   Second, on Sunday evening, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the worship center, we will host "The Jesus Painter." In addition, our adult worship choir will lead us in stirring music to ready our hearts to receive the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper as part of our worship together on this very unique Sunday. You would do well to invite family and friends to join with us for this special presentation.
   Finally, we will CELEBRATE the RESURRECTION of Christ on Resurrection Sunday, April 21! We will have our regular Sunday morning schedule. Please pray about who you will invite to join us for worship on Easter Sunday! I am hoping God gives us an extraordinary month of worship in April...all to His eternal glory.

The Summer Months
  Soon the summer weeks will be upon us! Plans are solidifying for active ministries for our children and youth. Drop by the church office for details related to summer ministry dates for our children and youth. Vacation Bible School, camps, and mission trips will again pepper the ministry calendar as we anticipate the summer days. Thank you in advance for always being so prayerful about our summer efforts to minister in a variety of ways. May God be pleased to give us much spiritual fruit as we anticipate a productive summer.

     With much affection,  

     John Hall, Pastor
Music Ministry   

JesusPainterPalm Sunday Worship Service with The Jesus Painter 

  As we turn our attention to the future, we are busy preparing for a couple of worship opportunities around Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we will have a

unique worship experience incorporating fine art. The Jesus Painter will be joining us for a Palm Sunday evening of worship. Here is what people are saying about the Jesus Painter. 

"We had the most powerful worship experience we have ever had. People were weeping. The artist's spirit of humility really channeled what we were feeling and was very appreciated. We really appreciate the guy. Had a wonderful time talking with him. Definitely interested in bringing him back next year."--Brian Myers


"Just want to thank you for everything you and your ministry made possible during our Good Friday service. The service was amazing and Mark did a phenomenal job. Everyone loved his work and his heart for ministry."--Joey Santos


We are so fortunate to welcome The Jesus Painter to Field Street on Palm Sunday at 5:30 PM. This is a great event to invite your friends and neighbors. This unique worship experience will feature music from our choir, band, and orchestra. We will observe the Lord's Supper.


Instrumental Ministry

  We continue to grow and develop our instrumental ministry. We have been meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. If you have an
instrument collecting dust in your attic, would you  consider donating it to the church? We have some people who played in high school and college, but don't currently have an instrument. If you have one in the attic, we could possibly put it to work. If you have questions about joining our instrumental ministry, please email 

Further Down the Road in 2019

We will welcome Adam Crabb for our very first concert in our Summer Concert Series. On Sunday, June 2, at 6 P.M., Adam will bring his ministry to Cleburne for a powerful night of celebration. He has been referred to as the "face of youth" in the Southern Gospel world, often bridging the gap between grandparents, parents, and children. Adam's three years as the leader of the fan favorite "Crabb Revival" gave him the front man

Summer Concert Series   
Adam Crabb-- June 2

experience that is now his comfort zone. His youthful approach to traditional lyrics and his willingness to minister in word or song makes an evening with Adam truly a one-man revival! This young man has traveled well over a million miles, sung on more than a million records (sold) and has seen much of the world as a very young man. When God handed out gifts and attractiveness, he sure didn't leave him out. However, if you met him on the street, his unassuming spirit and kind nature would surprise you as it does most. Adam is what we commonly refer to as a "gentle spirit" or "gentleman." He has never met a person he didn't love, and he has never seen a problem that was bigger than God. 


Thank you for allowing me to serve Christ with you!

 --Billy Woods


Education Ministry

Adult Mission Trip
March 31-April 5
Pineywoods Camp - Woodlake, TX
The following people were on mission the first week of April, working with the Texas Baptist Men at Pineywoods Encampment in Woodlake, Texas:
Suzanne  Barry,  Craig and Jan  Beskow,  Mike  Crain,  Rick and Anne  Deem,  Randy  and Judy Hall,  Jim  Marrs,  Jerry  Melson, 
Ben and  Jacque Morris,  Ron and  Parnell,  Larry and Carol  Roberson, 
Rick Hempel, and  Mark and  Sally  Smith.
Thank you for your prayers as we send people out to serve and share the gospel during the weeks and months ahead.

Poland Mission Trip
July 17-28
We are returning to Lwowek Slaski, Poland this summer. Again, we will be working with the Elim Christian Missions Center and Bethel Baptist Church. We will be helping them conduct a VBS. We will also be involved in several painting and construction projects around the church and the mission.

It is not too late for you to sign up to go with us. See Jerry to get detailed information.

GriefShare Continues
Wednesdays @ 5:45
Church Parlor
If you or someone you know have lost a loved one, please join this support group and begin your healing journey.
--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
  Our 7th annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend was held on March 29-31 at Mission Waco. We had 20 participants this year that led the devotional time at a homeless shelter, conducted a Backyard Bible Club, participated in various service projects and attended Church Under the Bridge. It was an incredible weekend!
Our annual AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on awana Wednesday, May 15, 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.

  This year's Kids'Camp will be held at Riverbend Retreat Center from June 6-10 for children who have completed 3rd-6th grades. Total cost is $270 per camper. A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration. You may now register online at

Vacation Bible School will be held on June 16-19 for children 5 years-5th grade. Our theme this year is "In the Wild." Our first night of VBS, June 16, (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 have a "come and go" VBS teacher meeting, in the upstairs foyer on Wednesday, April 17 & 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
MOPS: Better Moms Make a Better World is a new ministry to field Street Baptist Church! All moms of preschoolers and school-age children are invited to attend. For information about upcoming events and how you can get involved, please join our Facebook page at "Field Street MOPS."


VBS Worker "Come & Go" Meeting--April 17 & 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
AWANA Awards Ceremony--May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center--June 6-10
Vacation Bible School--June 16-19
Backyard Bible Clubs--May & July
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 
Field Street. 

--Jennifer Howington
Student/Young Adult Ministry

Student Camp--M3 Zephyr
Registration for Student camp which is scheduled for June 24-28, is now online.  Please visit or church website for more information.

Young Adult Worship
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM
Children's Theater
Childcare provided.

--Taylor Dunn 

Senior Adult Ministry 


I SHARED. . .with my Bible Fellowship Class about a friend who went to seminary with me. He had to take a remedial English class when he enrolled in the seminary. For one assignment he was told to compose a four line poem. This is what he wrote: 

"Spring has come, the grass has riz:

  I wonder where the daisies is?"
I'm not sure what grade he received, but it serves to remind me of the changing seasons. I love the springtime, Kurt Kaiser, renowned pianist and composer used this season for a wonderful song "Lord, Bring Back the Springtime." The budding of the trees and flowers is certainly a great example of the "newness" that the Holy Spirit can bring into our lives. 

Just a reminder...April 9--Young at Heart. Our special guest will be Brandon Treadway.  We're looking forward to hearing him sing.


Sunday, April 14, is going to be a great day! Joyful Sound will sing in the 8:30 morning service and "The Jesus Painter" will be with us that evening.


RevivalIt's Hard to Believe. . . but our Senior Adult Revival is upon us. April 28-May 1. Jim Hancock is our guest preacher and you're going to love him. The revival will begin on Sunday morning, April 28. Jim will preach in all three services on that Sunday 8:30, 11:00, & 5:30. 

Our morning services, Monday through Wednesday, will be from 10:00 to 11:00 followed by a complimentary lunch at 11:30 in the Family Life Center.

Tuesday, May 7--Joyful Sound will present a Gospel Music concert at the Wren Place.                    

  --John Glover

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Cleburne Parkinson Meetings

The Cleburne Parkinson meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month here at Field Street in the church parlor at 10:00 a.m.  There is no charge to attend these meetings and ANYONE is welcome to attend.  Many of the topics presented each month are beneficial for any one--not just limited to persons with Parkinson's disease. This is a great support opportunity also for caregivers of family members with a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Upcoming Topics
May 7--"Nutrition"-Jo Bidwell, Southwest Parkinson Society
                Also, meet Debbie Nathan, Parkinson Foundation
                          Early Enrollment for Moving Day 2019
June 4--"Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to  
                    Ask"--Hollie Glover, MAC, LPC & James L. West
July 2--Fellowship Meeting