TopMay 2019 
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

Sunday, May 12
11:00 AM Service 
Watch for more details

AWANA Award Ceremony
Wednesday, May 15 
Worship Center--6:30 PM

Senior Recognition Sunday
May 19
9:45 AM--Breakfast 
11:00 AM--Recognition in Service

Young Adult Worship
Tuesday, May 28,
7:00 PM--Theater

memorial day
Memorial Day
May 27
Church office will be closed.

6-Week Session
Thursday, May 30
9:45 a.m.
Childcare provided

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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Looking to the Summer Weeks!
Very soon the summer weeks will be upon us! What does that mean? It means opportunities abound for ministry, especially ministry available to our children and students. Please watch the worship bulletin, the weekly events e-mail, the eFocus Newsletter, and other forms of communication and information sharing regarding specific dates and critical details. Also, you can access our website and click the "events" link to get up-to-date information regarding upcoming events. However, some of the highlights for the summer will include Vacation Bible School, backyard Bible clubs, camps, the summer concert series, and mission trips. Specifically, please be much in prayer for the mission trip to the Dominican Republic set for June 7-14. It's going to be a meaningful and fruitful summer to the glory of God!

Upcoming Sermons in Revelation
God has proven Himself true to His Word--reading, hearing, and acting on the book of Revelation has already been a blessing to the church. I praise God and thank Him for the high level of interest in this verse-by-verse exposition of this apocalyptic book. Please continue to pray for God's grace to us as we make our way through this fascinating, Christ-exalting book. Below are the upcoming sermons:

May 12-"Faithful-3:7-13
May 19-"The Self-Satisfied, Smug Church"-3:14-22
May 26-"The Splendor of the Throne of God"-4:1-11
June 2-"The Infinite Worthiness of the Lamb"-5:1-14

Sally Smith Submits Resignation
Recently, Sally Smith submitted her resignation as one of our administrative assistants. More than nine years ago Sally came to serve on our support staff. During this time Sally has distinguished herself as a highly capable, trusted, and competent assistant. She has fulfilled her responsibilities  in an exemplary fashion. In fact, for more than 44 years Sally and Mark have served the Lord at Field Street in a tireless and deeply committed fashion. Sally's presence in our office will be missed; however, she is not "retiring" from church nor is the "quitting" work in the church; Sally is simply changing her focus and area of service. I thank God for Sally Smith and wish her God's very best in this next season of family life and service to the Lord. Sally's resignation will be effective May 30. Thank you, Sally, for the significant contribution you have made to the work of Christ through Field Street Baptist Church!

    With much affection,  
     John Hall, Pastor
Music Ministry   


Summer Series Concerts

Join us for the premier concert of the Summer Concert Series at Field Street! Our first concert will feature the ministry of Adam Crabb. Adam is the newest lead singer with the Gaither Vocal Band. As a member of the award-winning Crabb Family, he learned early in life how to harmonize and blend like a pro; now after approximately two decades of on-stage and studio work, his rich musical heritage is evident. In addition to his seasoned musicianship and soulful vocal delivery, Adam's love for his Savior and unique gift for communicating the heart of a song truly makes him one of the most authentic voices in gospel music today. The concert will be on Sunday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception.

The purpose of the Sunday evening concert series is to bring in gifted musicians dedicated to using their gifts and talents to glorify Jesus Christ and edify the body of Christ. These artists who come from different musical backgrounds will inspire and build up all in attendance. The concert series will also provide an enjoyable time of fellowship for our church to meet and get to know the artists. This series is planned to be self-supporting. This means that a love offering will be collected on the nights of the concert and that love offering will pay for the artist's honorarium.


In addition to Adam Crabb on June 2, we will welcome the Blackwood Quartet on July 7; and the Joshua Experience-God's Big Band on August 4.


Summer Break for Adult Worship Choir

We will not have Wednesday rehearsals July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7.  However, we WILL continue to fill the choir loft through the summer.


Living Christmas Tree -December 13, 14 & 15, 2019

Living Christmas Tree rehearsals will begin on August 28! Watch for more details.

 Thank you for allowing me to serve Christ with you!

 --Billy Woods


Education Ministry
See You In Bible Fellowship THIS Sunday
Field Street Baptist Church is a BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP CHURCH. Each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. we open God's Word to study it. Do you know anyone who is not currently involved in a Bible Fellowship group? Has anyone in your group not attended for a while? Why not contact them this week and encourage them to attend with you?

Field Street Summer Missions

Backyard Bible Clubs-Taking the Gospel to the Community
May 28-31--Little Tyke Learning Center
July 8-11--Gateway Learning Center
July 30-August 2--Bright Beginnings Christian Learning Center
Dominican Republic--June 7-14
A team of students and adults will partner with STCH Ministries ( in the Dominican Republic. The team will share the Gospel in various ways with families and children.

Mission Lab, New Orleans--July 14-19
Pray that our students will learn to boldly, faithfully and eagerly share the Gospel.

Poland Mission Trip
July 17-28
The main purpose for this trip is to work with the Elim Christian Missions Center and Bethel Baptist Church in conducting Vacation Bible School with approximately 150-200 children.

Thank you, church, for your faithful commitment to represent Christ literally all over the world.
Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 

Our Annual AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on  Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the worship center. This will be an  exciting time to commemorate all the work our students have done this past year.

 This year's Kids'Camp will be held at Riverbend Retreat Center from June 6-10 for children who have completed 3rd-6th grades. Total cost is $270 per camper. A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration. You may now register online at

Vacation Bible School will be held on
 June 16-1 9 for children 5 years-5th grade. Our theme this year is "In the  Wild." Our first night of VBS, June 16, (6:00-8:30 p.m.) will be for the entire family as parents will have an opportunity to watch a movie while children participate in VBS activities. VBS will continue Monday through Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m.--noon. Registration will soon be available online.


Our Backyard Bible Club ministry is an outreach endeavor that takes the gospel to children in our community. This year, we will conduct 3 clubs at various locations throughout Cleburne. We would like for you to prayerfully consider your role in this effort to reach children for Christ.
May 28-31--Little Tyke Learning Center
July 8-11--Gateway Learning Center
July 30-August 2--Bright Beginnings Christian Learning Center

AWANA Awards Ceremony --May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center--June 6-10
Vacation Bible School--June 16-19
Backyard Bible Clubs--May & July
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 
Field Street. 

--Jennifer Howington
Student/Young Adult Ministry

Student Camp--M3 Zephyr
Registration for student camp which is scheduled for June 24-28, is now online.  Please visit our church website for more information.

Mission Lab-New Orleans
July 14-19
Cost: $299 (due by July 1)

Young Adult Worship
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 PM
Children's Theater
Childcare provided.

--Taylor Dunn 

Senior Adult Ministry 


AT THE TIME. . .this article was written, our Senior Adult Revival was in full swing. We were so pleased to have Jim Hancock as our guest preacher. I would like to give special words of appreciation to Joyful Sound for their faithful attendance in every service and to Suzanne Rains and Connie Parr for doing such a great job at the piano and organ. A special "thanks" to our Ladies' Trio (Connie Crain, Connie Parr & Suzanne Rains). I also wanted  to express appreciation to Billy Woods for his work behind the scenes. He took time to put all the words into the computer so we could use them in every service. There were several songs that were not in our hymnal, so this was a wonderful way to have those words available. Thanks, Billy!


JOYFUL SOUND. . . ended their spring schedule with a concert at the Wren Place on Tuesday morning, May 7. I have been so pleased with the growth of this choir not only in numbers but in their singing. It has been such a joy to watch this progression.


I WAS JUST. . .looking at our church calendar--June is right around the corner. It will mark the beginning of a "busy summer:" Vacation Bible School, camps for children and youth; mission trips, and so many other wonderful activities. As our pastor has said on many occasions, "summer is not a time to take our foot off the excelerator."  It's FULL SPEED ahead!


  --John Glover

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Cleburne Parkinson Meetings

The Cleburne Parkinson meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month here at Field Street in the church parlor at 10:00 a.m.  There is no charge to attend these meetings and ANYONE is welcome to attend.  Many of the topics presented each month are beneficial for any one--not just limited to persons with Parkinson's disease. This is a great support opportunity also for caregivers of family members with a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Upcoming Topics
May 7--"Nutrition"-Jo Bidwell, Southwest Parkinson Society
                Also, meet Debbie Nathan, Parkinson Foundation
                          Early Enrollment for Moving Day 2019
June 4--"Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to  
                    Ask"--Hollie Glover, MAC, LPC & James L. West
July 2--Fellowship Meeting