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TopJanuary 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
Community Missions/Administration
Children's Ministry
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics


What goes up must come down.

Living Christmas Tree

De-Construction Day

Sunday, January 8

 following the 11 AM Service

Lunch provided for those

who stay and help.




Refuel and Re-fresh

Leadership Banquet 

Sunday, January 22

5:30 p.m.  Dining Room

Dinner provided

Guest speaker/Entertainment: Dr. Charles Lowry


  click here for more information




Student Dessert Auction

Sunday, February 5 @ Noon

Watch for more details!



 Young at Heart

Tuesday, February 14
5:30 p.m.  FLC




Family Night with
Dennis Lee
February 24    6-8 p.m.
Tickets:  $5 per person

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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From Our Pastor
Daniel Morrow Resigns
On Sunday, December 18, Daniel Morrow, Minister of Students, tendered his resignation.  He has been called to Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth to serve in a similar position. We have appreciated Daniel's genuine love for students, his humility, and his growth in grace and ministry competence and effectiveness. He will be missed. Congratulations to Daniel and Jodi in this new chapter of their lives.

Your Response to Lottie Moon 
Your response to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering was again generous and exemplary. Thank you. We are within reach of our church goal of $50,000. If you have not yet given, please plan to do so within the next several weeks. I'm grateful to be a part of a church with a generous heart.

studentministryStudent Ministry Future
With the resignation of Daniel, we now find ourselves in a search and call mode. We are already in the process of receiving names, recommendations, and resumes for the Minister of Students position. The Personnel Committee will meet soon to identify a process that will be helpful in calling a new Student Minister. In the meantime, we have plans to provide solid programming for our students, particularly on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Please pray for this interim period to be spiritually fruitful. Please pray for the search process and for the person God will lead to FSBC. Watch the Sunday worship bulletin and e-mails for information and details regarding our Student Ministry. I believe that we can build on what is already in place during the interim period and as we prepare to welcome new leadership! We are especially blessed to have steady, committed workers in place to provide continued ministry to our students.

Eliminating the Debt on the Children's Building
As I write this article, we owe $382,602 on the children's building. I am hopeful we can pay off the remaining debt this year. I want to thank so many of you who have given sacrificially to help pay off the building. God bless you. My family anticipates completing our two-year commitment this year as well. Please continue to give and together we will watch God enable us to retire the debt on the children's building.
Living Christmas Tree 2016
Great Job! Well-done! I so appreciate Josh Thomas and many, many others who did such a splendid job with this year's LCT. I was grateful for the strong attendance and response at each of the presentations. To God be the glory!
Sermon on the Mount Series Continues
We will continue our trek through the Sermon on the Mount this Sunday. What a series this has been to prepare. I've preached through Romans, Ephesians, and John in the last several years, but this series has been the most difficult and challenging. I know God is using this series of messages to speak deeply and directly to each of us and all of us. Please pray that God will enrich our worship gatherings in 2017 in ways in which He will be most glorified. I'm looking forward to this new year.

See you Sunday!
        John Hall, Pastor  
Music Ministry 



This Sunday, following the 11:00 a.m. service, we will be deconstructing the Living Christmas Tree. We will provide lunch after the service and then we will get to work! We need all hands on deck for this. Come and join us, bring a friend, and come ready to work. Thank you again.



On Wednesday, January 4, we will kick off our Adult Worship Choir for this brand new year. If you have ever sung in the choir, thought about singing in the choir, or never thought about singing in the choir come join us. We meet at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room for a time of fellowship and preparation for leading in worship each week. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a place to serve at Field Street. There is absolutely no experience needed, only an open heart and mind ready to worship the Lord.
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry

refuel"Refuel-Re-Fresh" Leadership Banquet
Sunday, January 22 @  5:30 pm
For ALL leadership - Bible Fellowship leaders, Deacons, greeters/ushers, all Bible Fellowship class leaders, children's workers, etc.
Come and enjoy a meal and wonderful entertainment by Dr. Charles Lowery. Dr. Lowery's unique style of humor, encouragement, and motivation will inspire as you begin the new year. You will leave truly REFRESHED!

Field Street University 2017
GriefShare - Begins THIS Sunday, January 8 @ 5:00 pm
Bringing Up Girls (4-week study) - Begins Sunday, February 12 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Bible Study - To be announced

International Missions
There are a number of opportunities for you to be involved in International Missions...to go, to give, to pray :

Dominican Republic Mission Trip
June 3-9
A group of adults, students and families will be ministering to the community. If you have an interest in participating in this trip, see Beth Hall.

Poland Mission Trip
July, 2017
A group of adults will be conducting an English Camp, similar to our VBS. There are also plans to work with the Warsaw Baptist Seminary. This will be a wonderful opportunity! Be watching for more details.

Please be in pray for these teams as they make preparations for these trips. In the coming months, you will have opportunities to give to these trips to help offset costs of the participants. 

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
All Children's Choirs and AWANA will resume this month. We have great opportunities for children and parents each Wednesday night, including Children's Choirs (4 years-6th grade) at 6:00 p.m., Coffee Talk for parents at 6:00 p.m. and AWANA (3 years-6th grade) at 6:40 p.m.
Car kits for our T&T AWANA Grand Prix (3rd-6th grades) are now available at no cost. Please see Jennifer Howington to sign up for your child's kit. Our Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, March 5th from 6-8 p.m. In conjunction with this, our Sparky Drive-In will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 6-8 p.m.  for students in K-2nd grade. Students 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 24th, 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 Sunday, January 15th for $5.00 per person, with a family maximum of $25.  All ages are welcome!
Upcoming Dates:
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration, January 22
Parents' Night Out, February 11, 5-8 p.m.
Family Night with Dennis Lee, February 24,
Sparky Drive-In, March 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
AWANA Grand Prix, March 5, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Preteen Mission Waco Weekend, March 31-April 2
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center, June 2-5
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
For more information during this interim time refer to the Pastor's Article.
Wednesday nights--APEX at 6 p.m.--led by our pastor
Sunday mornings--Bible Study at 9:45 a.m.
Upcoming Dates:
Sunday, February 5th - Dessert Auction
Watch for more details.

Senior Adult Ministry 


I'M SURE. . . the Apostle Paul did not have a "new year" in mind when he wrote, "forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on. . ." but that's the Scripture that came to my mind when I began writing this first article for 2017. So, with that in mind. . . I'm pressing on!




JOYFUL SOUND will begin rehearsal

 9:30 -10:30 AM in the choir room.



 YOUNG AT HEART will have their first meeting of the year--10:45 AM in the Family Life Center.




Young at Heart Valentine Banquet--special guest: Tammy Whitehurst, "We Gotta Laugh to Live"

Before I get completely carried away. . ."pressing forward," let me pause to look back for just a second. One of the ministries we support through Young at Heart is "Threads of Love." This is a ministry to families of children who are in a Neonatal ICU. Of course, these are babies who are "at risk."  "Threads of Love" provides items that promote healing and comfort, not only for the babies, but also for the mothers. Last year, our "Threads of Love" provided 1,906 such items. Our ministry is with the Medical Center of Arlington, but in addition, the ladies also provide a quilt and doll for every new-born baby in our church family. Carol Roberson is the director of this ministry and in 2016 they averaged 14 women each month. As I think about this wonderful ministry, the words describing Jesus and the children comes to my mind, "and He took them in His arms and blessed them."


Let's join together as we press on. . .in 2017!

  --John Glover




The Spring 2017 semester begins on January 30. Please call the CWJC office and leave names and contact information for any woman who will benefit from our program. Our number is 817-645-9979.


You are invited to attend our 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 14, 2017. It will be held at First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the church office or from any Advisory Council member. Come and enjoy the good food, fellowship, family entertainment and silent auction! If you are interested in providing chili or items for the auction, contact Jerry Melson, Judy Hall, Connie Crain, Carolyn Cody, Larue Barnes, Mark Bryant, or Karen Strayer.


We are NOT currently accepting clothing donations.  Donations can resume when classes begin on January 30.  We are requesting that all donated clothing items be clean and placed on wire hangers. We will no longer accept items that are folded in plastic bags. We also will take accessory items, especially jewelry and all sizes of shoes in good condition. Contact Lana Wade, Nancy Gilliam or Sandra Buerger if you have further questions.