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TopMarch 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
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics
Week of Prayer
  North American Missions
March 5-12
FSBC Goal: $17,000
Ingathering:  March 26
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday, March 12
Set your clocks 1 hour AHEAD
on Saturday night

June 2-5
Riverbend, Glen Rose, TX
Cost: $230
$50 deposit due by March 12
 to secure spot and receive
early registration discounted
cost of $205
3rd Tuesday
 FSBC Workday
Tuesday, March 21
9:00 - Noon
New Ladies Bible Study
March 27 @ 7 PM
March 29 @ 10 AM
Room 114
Cost:  $13
Call church office to register.

Christian Women's Job Corps
Tea & Style Show
Glamour, Glitz & Grace
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Cleburne Conference Center
10:00 to Noon
Tickets: $15


Palm Sunday

Worship Experience

led by

Adult Worship Choir

Sunday evening, April 9

6:00 p.m.--Worship Center


Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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From Our Pastor
Continuing Progress on reducing the Debt on the Children's Building
As of March we now owe $328,157 on the Children's Building. We are getting closer and closer to paying off the indebtedness and we are within reach of our goal to pay off the entire debt by October of this year. Thank you for your continued faithfulness and sacrificial giving to retire the debt on this wonderful tool for ministry. If you have gotten behind on your commitment, or if you are new to Field Street and would like to contribute to help, you may catch up or join the ranks of contributors at any time! What a great day awaits us when we "burn the note" on the children's building.

Student Camp to Glorieta
Student Camp dates are June 15-19. The cost for camp this year is $400. Students may now register at any time. A deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration. To register, call the church office at 817.645.4376. We have forty (40) spots reserved, and the reservations are first come, first serve. If we exceed the reserved spots, we can seek to attain additional reservations. Sign up soon!
Student Minister Search Update
By the grace of God, we have made good progress in our search for a Student Minister. We have zeroed in on a specific candidate, and recently invited him and his fiancĂ©e to meet again with our Personnel committee and several of our workers and students from the student ministry. That meeting went well. I anticipate that we will seek to bring this young man before the church in view of a call the last Sunday of March. At that time more information will be made available relative to this young man. Please continue to pray for the remaining details to fall into place. By the way, it may interest you to know that our student ministry is doing well during this interim period. We are blessed at FSBC to have a tremendous group of dedicated, competent, dependable leaders serving in our student ministry. They have supplied positive guidance during this interim phase.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
The week of prayer for North American Missions is March 5-12. You will receive a prayer guide to assist you in praying strategically and thoughtfully. Furthermore, the ingathering for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering will be Sunday, March 26. Our church offering goal is $17,000. Please pray about and consider what you will contribute to this annual offering. Thank you.
Easter Sunday-Will You Invite?
Easter Sunday is April 16. This particular Sunday each year gives Christians an extraordinary opportunity to invite someone to be their guests on Easter. Will you consider making an extra special effort to reach out to a friend, a co-worker, a family member, or a neighbor and invite them to a Field Street worship service on Easter Sunday? it's a reality that people are more open and receptive to an invitation; let's seize the moment and opportunity!
       --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.

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

NEW Women's Bible Study Begins
Beth Moore - Entrusted
Monday, March 27 @ 7:00 p.m - Room 114
Wednesday, March 29 @ 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. 

Continues - Sundays @ 5:00 pm - Parlor
If you, or anyone you know, have lost a friend or loved one, please join us. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a support system that will help you move forward in your grieving process.

Contact Jerry for more details - jerrym@fieldstreet.com

Adult Mission Trip
On February 20-24, a group of 13 men and women traveled to East Texas Baptist Encampment to work with  the Texas Baptist Men Builders on a project to enlarge the worship center. Some our women joined the TBM's wives on a project for the Threads of Love Ministry. 

The men were on a construction deadline because they are hosting a Women's Retreat this weekend. While we didn't complete all the work needed, we helped them get to a point where they could have the Worship Center 'functional' for the retreat. 

I am honored to be able to join many of our groups as they use their unique skills and talents to further the Kingdom!

Spring 2017 Church Softball League
It is not too late to sign up. We need 7-8 men and 7-8 women. If you have an interest or know of someone who has an interest in playing on the  Field Street team, please contact Heather Kelly, 817-933-0678 or Heather@cainlawyers.com; or Jeana LeBlanc, 817-357-2330 or jeana.leblanc@yahoo.com

You may also CLICK HERE to download the form. Fill it out and return it to Heather, Jeana, or you may bring it by the church office.

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
A big thank you to all who participated in our Family Fun Night with Dennis Lee! I appreciate the time you gave and for your participation. This was an exciting time for our families.
parents and leaders for their  participation in our Sparky Drive-In and T & T Grand Prix weekend! The students had a wonderful time. I would especially like to thank John Glover for his hard work and investment in our children. He is a champion and the epitome of a servant leader! We are looking forward to next year!
Our 5th annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend will be held on March 31-April 2 at Mission Waco. This will be a unique opportunity for all 5th & 6th graders to participate in working with a homeless shelter, conducting a Backyard Bible Club and attending Church Under the Bridge. Cost is $75/person.
Puppet Practice for Mission Waco meets weekly on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. in the Children's Theater. We are in the process of learning songs, skits, and sign language to perform at our Backyard Bible Club in Waco. It's not too late to join us! See Chris Rizo or Jennifer Howington for details.
Deadline for KIDS CAMP PRE-REGISTRATION is Sunday, March 12
Camp will be held at Riverbend Retreat Center from June 2-5 for children who have completed 3rd-6th grade. Total cost is $230 per camper ($205 if pre-registered by March 12). A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration. Forms are available in the church office.
Upcoming Dates:
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration--March 19th
Preteen Mission Waco Weekend, March 31-April 2
Journey to the Cross, April 16, 9:45-noon
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.--led by our pastor
Sunday mornings--Bible Study at 9:45 a.m.

Senior Adult Ministry 


PERMIT ME. . .to look back for just a minute. The Valentine Banquet turned out wonderful. We had great attendance and a great program. It was a joy to have so many from other churches to join us. Tammy Whitehurst certainly lived up to her billing: "We Gotta Laugh to Live!"


For this month's eFocus article, I'd like to focus on several of our ministries. The first one I'd like to mention is our Bereavement Committee. They are charged with the responsibility to provide a meal here at the church for families who have lost a loved one. Linda Ball serves as chairman of this committee and they do a great job in providing this wonderful ministry to hurting families. Serving with Linda are: Rose Ann Brashier, Jo Ann Graham, Judy Hall, Jan Ridlehoover, Glenda Self and Connie Parr. I'm so grateful to these ladies, not only for the ministry they provide, but for the compassion with which they do it. This ministry is completely "self-supporting." We started out with just a little money to provide the first meal and God has blessed it beyond our every expectation.


The other ministry I'd like to mention is our Homebhomeboundound Ministry. At the present time we have 12 teams with 30 visitors. We minister to several private homes as well as 8 nursing, rehab and assisted living centers. We have our monthly meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Dining Room. Each team's assignment list will change every month. In addition to providing reading and devotional materials, team members take time to visit, encourage and pray with each person. This is a wonderful ministry and I'm so proud of our Homebound Teams.


REMEMBER. . .the Senior Adult Revival is coming soon--April 23-26 with Dr. Fred Meeks as our guest preacher. Put those dates on your calendar. You won't want to miss a single service.

  --John Glover





Glamour, Glitz & Grace

Tea and Style Show


 Cleburne's Christian Women's Job Corps

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cleburne Conference Center

10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $15


Style Show, Silent Auction for fashion items

and special guest speaker, Laura Taylor 

(tickets available at CWJC-- 616 Wardville St. or call 817-645-9979)