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TopDECEMBER 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
     
 
 
 
 
 
Living Christmas Tree
He's Here
December 8 & 9, 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 3:00 p.m.

  One Joint Worship Service
on December 24 at 10:30 a.m.
 
 Christmas Eve Service
December 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Bring a can good for the Spirit of Sharing Ministry
 
 
The church office will be closed on December 25 & 26 
and January 1.

Year-end contributions must be received in the church office by December 28 or postmarked on or before midnight, December 31, to be deductible on your 2017 Income Tax Return.

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
WELCOME
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
Thank You and Appreciation
Year-to-Date
Financial Statistics
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
FELLOWSHIP MEALS
FSBC
SPIRIT OF SHARING
Statistics
Like us on Facebook
From Our Pastor
 
The Living Christmas Tree-2017
The LCT presentations begin this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Additional presentations are set for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Please continue to pray for Josh Thomas and others who are supplying leadership to the Living Christmas Tree ministry this year. The volunteer response has been terrific and we are anticipating and praying for strong crowds for each of the three presentations. Please pray, too, for the message and impact of the LCT in the hearts of those who experience these presentations. Also, would you be willing to make the effort to invite someone to this year's tree?  Thank you.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
In my humble  opinion, the most important designated offering we receive annually is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our offering goal as a congregation this year is again $50,000. This offering is very important to my family. We save all year that we might give generously as God directs. I'm asking you to consider very prayerfully what you might give toward this strategic offering. This offering provides resources for the gospel work of our IMB missionaries. It is a great, eternal investment opportunity. The week of prayer for international missions is December 10-17. Our offering ingathering will be December 17 in both morning services. Please plan to give on that Sunday. I have discovered that often planned giving promotes more generous giving!

Proposed Budget for 2018 Overwhelmingly Adopted
The congregation voted to adopt the proposed budget for 2018 on Sunday morning, December 3. The vote tally was 276-yes and 13-no. Therefore, the proposed budget is adopted by a 96% affirmative vote. Thank you for your support of Field Street's operational budget. Thank you to those who supplied leadership in the crafting and adopting of our operational budget.

Merry Christmas!
My family would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! Our family has experienced a significant change or two this fall, so we are especially looking forward to a few days at Christmas of being all together. Whatever your plans are for this Christmas season, I hope that your gatherings are filled with laughter, love and especially the joy of being in Christ. It's a remarkable blessing to be saved...saved from God's wrath, saved from the bondage of sin, and saved to a life to be lived in union with Christ. May this Christmas season be especially blessed as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and be reminded of God's indescribable gift! The Hall family is grateful to God for you and the love and kindness you have extended to us. Merry Christmas!
 

                                                                                                  See you Sunday!       
     --John Hall, Pastor 
Music Ministry 
   
 Living Christmas Tree Presentations
December 8 & 9 at 7:00 p.m.
December 10 at 3:00 p.m.
Doors will open 1 hour before the presentation
 
You will not want to miss the presentation of this year's Living Christmas Tree.  The LCT choir has spent months rehearsing the music along with numerous volunteers who have spent countless hours in preparation for this special ministry event.  Please be in prayer for all those involved in the presentation each evening as well as those who will be in attendance to hear the gospel message presented in such a unique way.  Pray that all that is said and sung will be honoring to God. Prayerfully consider who you will invite to one of these presentations.
 
God Bless,
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry

Prestonwood Baptist Church
December 16 - 10:30am-6:30pm
(There are only a few more tickets available)

A chartered bus will leave the church parking lot at 10:30am. We will eat lunch in Plano. The presentation begins at 2:30. We will return to the church around 6:30pm.

COST: $28/person - includes a ticket to the presentation and the bus. You will be responsible for paying for lunch. THERE ARE ONLY 56 TICKETS AVAILABLE. YOU MUST PAY TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET.

TO REGISTER AND PAY, CLICK HERE. Or, you may register and pay in the church office.

 
International Mission Trip to Lwowek Slaski, Poland
July 13-22
There will be a brief interest meeting on Sunday, January 14, immediately following the 11:00 worship service in the Parlor.

We will work on some construction projects with the Elim Christian Center, as well as other ministry related projects. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Family Life Center
Keith Lowery will be our guest this evening. Keith is Adult Discipleship Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Keith will motivate, encourage, and challenge us to reach people, as we begin 2018.
  
It is important that ALL of our leaders join us on this evening. Please call the church office to make reservations.


Task Force Meeting
Sunday, January 17 - 12:00 PM
Dining Room
If you would like to help plan, implement, and evaluate some of the ministries, events and activities of our church, join us immediately following the 11 AM service for lunch and planning. Please call the church office or email  jerrym@fieldstreet.com to make dinner and childcare reservations.


--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
   
     
Thank you, church family, for your generous contribution and participation with our annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection. We were able to donate a total of 157 shoeboxes this year! Your contribution will make a positive impact on children all around the world.

 All Children's Choirs and AWANA  will be suspended during the Christmas holiday season and will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Car kits for our T&T AWANA Grand Prix (3rd-6th grades) are now available at no cost. Our Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, March 4, from 2-4 p.m. In conjunction with this, our Sparky Drive-In will be held on Friday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m. Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will paint and decorate their own cardboard box to resemble a car. Boxes need to be large enough for the child to sit in while they watch a movie that evening. Start collecting your boxes now and get an early start. March will be here before you know it!
 
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 23, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. for our Family Night with Dennis Lee. Dennis Lee is a renown comedian, ventriloquist and singer. He will be accompanied by his famous sidekick, Mickey, who loves Nana Puddin'. You don't want to miss this exciting opportunity for families. All ages are welcome! Tickets will go on sale in January!
  

UPCOMING DATES:

Truth Lab/Children's Celebration--December 17, 9:45-Noon

Family Fun Night with Dennis Lee--February 23, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Sparky Drive-In--March 2, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

AWANA Grand Prix--March 4, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Preteen Trip to Mission Waco--April 13-15, 2018


 

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
 

  

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

 
  Sunday, December 17, at 5:00 p.m.
The evening's activities begin at the church.










Holiday Schedule for Student Activities
December 6--Elevate, 6:00 p.m.
December 10--Bible Fellowship, 9:45 a.m
December 13--Elevate, 6:00 p.m.
December 17--Bible Fellowship, 9:45 a.m.
December 17--Christmas Party, 5:00 p.m.
December 20--No Wednesday activities
December 24--No Bible Fellowship
One joint Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 p.m.
December 27--No Wednesday activities
December 31--No Bible Fellowship
One joint Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
 

Student Ministry- Wednesday Night Activities


 

Be sure to follow @fselevate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to always stay up-to-date on what's going on with our students.
 
Grateful,
--Taylor Dunn

Senior Adult Ministry 

 

Young At Heart--Tuesday, January 9. . . we will complete the list and gather the money for the tickets to the Gospel Concert at Southwestern Seminary on Friday, February 2. The cost is $20 per person. Checks need to be made out to Field Street since we will order our tickets online with the church credit card. The sign-up list will be available at our meeting in January.

 

JOYFUL SOUND. . . will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, January 9th.

  

MABS. . . I plan to begin my next study "The Mind of Christ," in January. The senior adultsstarting date of the five-week study will be Monday, January 15 and go through Monday, February 12. I'm excited about this study. God's Word tells us, "Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus!" That's quite a challenge. My preparation for this study has already been quite rewarding!

 

Just a reminder. . .our annual Senior Adult Revival will be April 22-25 with Dr. David Hardage as our guest preacher. David, of course, has ties with Cleburne through his wife and we're delighted that he is taking time to be with us. Put down this date. You don't want to miss a single service.

 

  --John Glover

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