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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
 
daylight saving time
DON'T BE LATE TO CHURCH!!
Spring Forward Sunday, March 11
Set your clocks AHEAD one hour!
 
Sunday Evenings @ 5:30 p.m.
 March 11, 25;
 April 8
  
A list of Host homes are located at the Welcome Center
 
Tuesday, March 13
10:45 a.m.--FLC
Guest Speaker: Don Graves
WWII Marine Combat Veteran
 
Week of Prayer-March 4-11
FSBC Offering Goal:  $15,000
Ingathering:  March 18
 
 
Students' DNOW Weekend
March 23-25
FSBC and Host Homes


Sunday, March 25
9:45 a.m.--Bible Fellowship
11:00 a.m.--One Joint Worship

Join us as the Adult Worship Choir and Joyful Sound combine to lead us in worship along with a message from our pastor and the observance of the Lord's Supper.
 
general
Sunday, April 1
8:30 a.m.--Early Morning Worship
9:45 a.m.--Bible Fellowship Classes
11:00 a.m.--Late Morning Worship
No Evening Activities
 
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
Year-to-Date
Financial Statistics
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
FELLOWSHIP MEALS
WELCOME
THANK  YOU and APPRECIATIONS
BIRTHS
FSBC
SPIRIT OF SHARING
Statistics
Like us on Facebook
From Our Pastor
 
Are You Committed or Are You a Contributor?
You have probably heard the following story. But, it makes a good point. A pig and a chicken were walking down the road. As they passed a church, they noticed that a potluck charity breakfast was under way. Caught up in the spirit, the pig suggested to the chicken that they each make a contribution. "Great idea!" the chicken cried. "Let's offer them bacon and eggs!" "Not so fast," said the pig. "For you, that's just a contribution, bur for me, it's a total commitment." Are you the chicken or the pig? Do you contribute or are you genuinely committed. Does your attendance, giving, serving, and participation identify you as one who is making a contribution, or one who is committed? I think we all know what might be expected of each of us from our Lord.  
 
Palm Sunday, March 25, Combined Morning Service   We are a few Sundays away from Palm Sunday. On March 25 we will experience one combined morning worship service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. A portion of the service will be devoted to observing the ordinance of the Lord's Supper. Our Adult Worship Choir and Joyful Sound Choir will sing several special arrangements, and I will bring a message from God's Word as we reflect on the crucified Christ. PLEASE make every effort to be in the Lord's house on this very special Lord's Day.
 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Annually, we receive an offering to support the gospel work of Southern Baptists in North America. This offering is called the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Prior to receiving this offering, we engage in a week of prayer for mission endeavors across our nation and beyond. Our week of prayer will be March 4-11, and our ingathering for this special offering will be March 18. Our offering goal is $15,000. Would you please pray and ask God what He would direct you to give. Thank you.
 
Is Church an Option or Obligation? 
One of the realities of the 21st century is that we seem to live in what is called a post-Christian era. Add to that, it would seem, too, that we live in a post-church era, meaning that so many in the modern day view their involvement with a local church as more of an option and less of an obligation. If one is not tired on Sunday morning; if one does not have a sports commitment on Sunday morning; if one does not have other plans on Sunday morning; then, one might find themselves "heading to church." It's as if church has become the option of last resort. People are busy, distracted, over-extended, and out-of-balance with their priorities. I get it. To me, this is a sad dynamic with which we must contend. There is nothing in Scripture that encourages us to put our commitment to church as the last rung on the priority ladder. In fact, the Bible says very clearly, "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25). God has not moved. He forever desires to draw near to us. His Word is still true. Christ's church remains His radiant bride. I assure you that it is not God, it's us. Beth and I have NEVER regretted bringing our children to church. If you are a parent, you have a divine responsibility to put your children under the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. Do you desire to have a stronger marriage? Come to church. Do you have problems in your life? Come to church. Do you need guidance for the varying situations in your life? Come to church. God wants you here. I love our church. I'm grateful to God for Field Street Baptist Church. I know you are as well. Please consider this gentle reminder prayerfully. The next few weeks are special and important as we look to remembering the cross of Christ and His miraculous resurrection! I hope you will make every effort to be with the people of God, on the Lord's Day, in the Lord's house. Like the pig, be committed. Make church an obligation. 
                                                                                   With much affection,    
     --John Hall, Pastor 
Music Ministry 
   
Palm Sunday

Do not forget that on Sunday, March 25, we will combine for ONE joint worship service at 11:00 a.m. We will be led by our Adult Worship Choir and Joyful Sound Choir.  Hear a message from our pastor and observe the Lord's Supper as a church family.  This will be a special morning of worship.  We hope you are making plans to worship with us.
  God Bless,
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry
 
 
Next Meeting
Sunday, March 18
12:00 PM    Dining Room

  
FSBC Work Dayworkday
Wednesday, March 21
9:00am-NOON
Our workdays have changed from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. We have work to do in the children's building. See you then!

 
Poland Mission Trip
July 11-22 
As in two previous trips to Poland, we will be working with the Elim Christian Center. One of the main tasks will be CONSTRUCTION. They are in the process of remodeling and desperately  need help.

If you are not "construction inclined," we will be working on other ministries and preparing for some of their future ministry endeavors.  THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Cambodia Mission Trip
May 15 - June 1
The group will teach English classes and be involved in children's ministry in Phnom Penh and Battambang, as well as conducting pastor training, and making church visits.

If you would like more information, you may contact Bryans Fitzhugh at:   bfitzhugh@djdcambodiaministries.org.
   
--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
 
Thank you to all who participated in our Family Fun Night with Dennis Lee last month! I appreciate the time you gave and for your participation. This was an exciting time for our families.
  
A BIG thank you to our parents and leaders for their participation in our  Sparky Drive-In and T&T Grand Prix weekend! The children 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 6 th annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend will be held on April 13-15 at Mission Waco. This will be a unique opportunity for all 5 th & 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. See Jennifer Howington for additional information.
 
Deadline for Kids Camp Pre-Registration is Sunday, April 1 st. Camp will be held at Riverbend Retreat Center from June 8-11 for children who have completed 3 rd-6 th grade. Total cost is $245 per camper ($220 if pre-registered by April 1 st). A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration. Forms are available in the church office.


UPCOMING DATES:
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration - March 18, 9:45 a.m.-Noon
Preteen Trip to Mission Waco-April 13-15
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center, June 8-11
Vacation Bible School-June 17-20 (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
 
HELP NEEDED!!
Our upcoming Disciple Now weekend is March 23-25. We are in need of one more meal to be sponsored by a Bible Fellowship Class. If your class  is interested in sponsoring in this way, please contact me  in the church office for more details.
 
MAJOR DATES

March 23-25--Disciple Now Weekend

June 3-8--MissionLab, New Orleans

June 25-29--Student Camp, M3Zephyr


 

WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
  • Visit our student website, fieldstreetelevate, and join our monthly parent newsletter. Each month you will receive a recap on everything going on specifically in our student ministry
  • Follow @fselevate on Instagram or Facebook
  • Text@FSSM to 81010. This is a mass texting service that is used to relay important info and updates

GET INVOLVED

If you would like to serve in any capacity in our student ministry, just email me tdunn@fieldstreet.com.  I would love to get you plugged-in. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, assisting with Bible Fellowship, assisting with a small group, one-on-one discipleship, serving on Wednesday nights, or serving or attending a major event.

 

 

Student Ministry- Wednesday Night Activities

 

 
 

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

Senior Adult Ministry 

 

DON'T MISS THIS!  Tuesday, March 13--Young at Heart.  Our special guest will be Don Graves. In early 1945, with Allied troops heavily embattled in both Europe and Japan, three U.S. Marine divisions landed on the beach of an extinct volcano and fought one of the most significant battles on the Japanese front. Marine Combat veteran, Don Graves, survived the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima, helping the U.S. secure Mt. Surabachi where the ceremonious raising of the flag took place along with taking control of this pivotal airbase. Don will be singing the National Anthem and sharing his story with us on March 13. We are allowing him a full hour to share his story. Hope you won't miss it!


SUNDAY, MARCH 25.  . . Joyful Sound will join the Adult Worship Choir in leading our Palm Sunday services. We will have only one combined service at 11:00 a.m. that morning and in addition to the choir music and sermon, we will also observe the Lord's Supper. Of course, that signals the coming of Resurrection Sunday, April 1.

   

April 22-25

Our  Senior Adult Revival is almost here--April 22-25.  Our guest preacher is Dr. David Hardage. Be sure and put this on your calendar. You won't want to miss a single service. He will preach in all services on Sunday and then each morning at 10:00 a.m. Of course, we will have a free lunch each day, Monday through Wednesday.

 

 

  --John Glover

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