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TopAUGUST 2017 
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

   Family Night @
August 4
7:15 - 9:15 P.M.
Free Admission, Hot Dogs,& Water
Concession Stand will be opened.
Sunday, August 13
4:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Call church office to make dinner/childcare reservations

 FSBC Work Day
3rd Tuesday--August 15
9:00 to Noon
If you have an interested in working or have questions, contact Mark Smith
 or Jerry Melson.
2017 Living Christmas Tree
Kick-off Rehearsal
Wednesday, August 23
6:35 p.m. -- Choir Suite
City-Wide Student
Wednesday, August 23
5-8 p.m. @ The Depot

Children's Choirs & AWANA
Registration Night
Wednesday, August 30
6-7 p.m.  Children's Building

(Reliable, Unswerving, Trustworthy)
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY w/the Pastor
Tuesday Mornings at 6:30 a.m.
beginning September 12
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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From Our Pastor
Dear Church Family:

When you look at all the FSBC family has accomplished this summer, it's easy to see what a remarkable people you are in your labor for the Lord. All the mission trips, camps, the Bible school, backyard Bible clubs, and other summer events would never have been possible without the gifts of your time, talent, and resources. THANK YOU! It would be difficult to express the full measure of gratitude we have as a staff for all of the helping hands of ministry and gifts which make the ministries of this church possible. Only God knows the full impact of how lives have been touched by this summer's slate of ministries. Thank you for being such a great church!

PBJ Groups Begin Sunday Night, September 10
As you are aware, we are launching our PBJ (Prayer, Bible Study, Joy of being in fellowship together) groups initiative on Sunday night, September 10, from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Ideally, these groups will meet geographically. These PBJ group locations will be announced soon. The meeting dates will be: September 10, 24, October 8, 22, and November 12, for a total of five meetings in the fall. These gathering times will consist of discussion and application of the Sunday morning sermon, a time of sharing, and prayer. These groups will offer times of building the fellowship of our church, accountability to one another for growth in godliness, and biblical instruction. Groups of people of all ages (childcare provided for children, nursery-6th grade), will gather in homes. Please watch the Sunday worship guide for additional information. I am confident that this initiative will be used of God to strengthen the fellowship and faith of our congregation.

Men-Time to Get in a R.U.T.-September 12
I want to invite our men to participate in a Tuesday morning Bible study beginning September 12, at 6:30 a.m. We will gather for coffee, donuts, fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. On the kickoff Tuesday, however, one of our men has offered to make provision for a fantastic full breakfast! R.U.T. stands for reliable, unswerving, and trustworthy, from 2 Timothy 2:2, which reads: "The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." I have come to a conviction that as the men go in the church, so goes the church. We need men who are reliable, unswerving, and trustworthy. Each Tuesday morning we will open the Word of God and mine its riches. You are encouraged to bring a friend.
Debt Reduction on the Children's Building
The end of October marks the formal conclusion of our two year congregational emphasis of eliminating the debt on the children's building. As of this past Sunday, the indebtedness on our note is $201,742. Together, with God's enabling, we have pulled together to work toward eliminating our indebtedness. As are many of you, Beth and I are trusting the Lord to supply the resources needed to honor the commitment we made two years ago. What a day of celebration when we retire the debt and give glory to God for the victory! Thank you for your generous and faithful participation in this effort.
Looking Forward to the Fall Season of Ministry
My favorite time of the church year is the fall season. I like everything starting fresh again. I like getting everyone b ack from summer vacations and commitments. I like the buzz in the air as we begin a new school year and church year! I'm praying this will be one of the greatest fall seasons in our church's history. By the way, on Sunday, September 10, I will set in motion a sermon series from 1 Thessalonians. This book has much to say to us in terms of remaining faithful to Christ, maturing in the faith, and living for Christ faithfully even in the face of difficulty and uncertainty. I believe this will be a timely and meaningful series of messages.
 Looking forward to the days ahead!
See you Sunday!
    --John Hall, Pastor  
Music Ministry 
Adult Choir Rehearsals are back in session as of Wednesday, August 2, at 6:35 p.m. We are still on our summer schedule until September 6 when we will begin our fall Wednesday night schedule.  Choir rehearsal will then return to its regular time at 7:00 p.m. in the choir suite.
music ministry2017 Living Christmas Tree
One of Field Street's principle ministry outreach events is our Living Christmas Tree  presentations.  This combines choir, drama, instrumentalists, and visual media. If you think you might like to be a part of this ministry event, please join us for our kick-off on Wednesday, August 23, at 6:35 p.m. in the choir suite. We will kick off this rehearsal with a time of fellowship and listening to this year's LCT music. 
God Bless,
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry

Re-Ignite -- All Leadership Training Night
Sunday, August 13
4:15-7:15 p.m.
If you have any leadership role in Field Street Baptist Church, OR, if you would like to, this is for YOU!

4:15 p.m. --General Session for each age group: 
Adults - "Organizing Your Class for Ministry"
Students - "Spiritual Investment in the Lives of Teenagers"
Children - "Why We Do What We Do"

5:00 - Dinner

5:30/6:15 p.m. - Two Breakout Sessions
Topics include:
"Five Steps of the Teaching Process"
"Effective Discipleship: Challenges & Responses"
"Raising Kingdom Kids: Discipleship that Begins at Home"
"Current Culture & the Millennial Generation"

We hope you will choose to join us for this exciting night!
Please make reservations for dinner and/or childcare through the church office or your Bible Fellowship department/classes.

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
It's hard to believe that summer is quickly drawing to a close. Thank you, Church Family, for your support of all our summer activities including Kids' Camp, Vacation Bible School and our Backyard Bible Clubs. God has been so faithful in bringing students and their families into our paths and they are learning about Christ as a result! God is so good!

During the months of June and July, FSBC hosted 4 Backyard Bible Clubs throughout Cleburne including Cimarron Springs Apartments, Cobblestone Village Apartments, Hulen Park and Gateway Learning Center. It was a fruitful summer and we are so grateful for the opportunity to share the Gospel in our community.


Bible Fellowship Leaders, mark your calendar for Sunday, August 13th, from 4:15 - 7:15 p.m. for RE-IGNITE. Our speaker this year will be Dr. Shelly Melia. Dr. Melia is from Dallas Baptist University and will discuss current culture and the church. She is an incredible teacher and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding children's ministry and ministry to families. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to the church office.


Our second annual 1st Grade Breakfast will be held on Sunday, August 20th, at 8:30 a.m. This breakfast is a special event for our incoming 1st graders as they promote from the preschool ministry to the children's ministry. This will be a special time for these students and their families as we celebrate this milestone.


Promotion Sunday will be on Sunday, August 20th, for all preschool, children and youth classes.

Children's Choirs and AWANA Registration

Wednesday, August 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Children's Building


2017-2018 Early Learning Center Enrollment
Contact Jeana LeBlanc at 817-645-4376
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Tuition $165/month
(plus a $60 one-time registration fee
 and a $25 supply fee, twice a year)

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

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Student Ministry- Wednesday Night Activities


We are beginning to gear up for the Fall and we will hit the ground running! Our Wednesday night activit ies are back to regular schedule and location (3rd floor) beginning Wednesday, August 16th.

BASHComing up on August 23, we will have our 1st annual, city-wide Back-to-School Bash at The Depot! This event is aimed to get as many teenagers as possible in a single place with the goal to have a Gospel invitation and create youth group connections. It will be highlighted with musical performances, games on the field, give-a-ways, and more. Volunteers are needed! Help is specifically needed with decision counseling, concessions, security, and merchandise table support.
Additionally, if you would like to serve in any capacity with our students this fall, you are always welcome and appreciated.
Be sure to follow @fselevate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to always stay up-to-date on what's going on with our student ministry.
--Taylor Dunn

Senior Adult Ministry 


IT'S TIME. . . to think about what you'll be doing this fall as we begin a new church year. I have learned the significance of "living in the present," because we don't know what the future may bring. With that in mind, the old cliché: "If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, who?" will come into play as we gather on Tuesday, September 5, at 9:30 A.M., in the choir room for our annual Joyful Sound Retreat. I'd like to invite you to join us. We'll introduce the music for the fall and Christmas. Here's our retreat schedule:



10:15-10:30--Break time


11:30-1:00 Lunch

(this will be a free lunch)


This is one of the first opportunities for senior adults for the fall and I repeat: "If not now...when? If not here...where? If not you...who? Hope to see you on the 5th!



Y.A.H...."Young At Heart" will have their  first meeting for the fall on Tuesday,  September 12th in the Family Life Center. 


Here's the schedule:

10:45 A.M.--Fellowship  (FLC)

11:00 A.M.--Program

11:45 A.M.--Lunch




senior adults

MABS. . . "Monday Afternoon Bible Study" will begin on Monday, September 11. The time schedule is: 1:30-2:30 P.M. in Room 114

The study theme for this first five-week study will be: Doctrines Determine Direction! Our doctrinal beliefs not only determine our eternal destiny but also determine our day-by-day living as a child of God. We will include several doctrines that don't receive as much attention as others such as. . .

The Doctrine of Angels

The Doctrine of Satan

The Doctrine of Last Things

  --John Glover