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TopMAY 2018 
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
children Sunday, May 13
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
& Recognitions
Wednesday, May 16
6:30 p.m.--Worship Center
2018 Senior Recognition
May 20
9:45 a.m.--Breakfast
11:00 a.m.--Worship
Monday, May 28
Church Office Closed
 Ladies' Bible Study
Wednesday, May 30 @ 9:45 am
Monday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Call church office to
 register for materials
May 29-June 1
Cobblestone Village Apartment
6-8 p.m.
June 4-7
Gateway Learning Center
9-11 a.m.
June 25-28
Cimarron Springs Apartments
July 30-August 2
Bright Beginnings
9-11 a.m.
Children's Camp
June 8-11
Student Camp
June 25-29
 Vacation Bible School
June 17-20
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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From Our Pastor
Thank You, Church
   Thank you for your kindness to me and my family on the occasion of our 15th anniversary here at Field Street. The afternoon reception was meaningful, and the love offering was exceedingly generous. I especially treasure the hymn arrangement put together thoughtfully by John Glover. We are grateful to God for these years of ministry together with you and for God's glory. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Pastor of this wonderful church. We thank you for your expressions of love, encouragement, and support and thank you for celebrating this milestone anniversary for and with us.

Minister of Music
     Thank you for your prayers regarding our search for a Minister of Music. To date, we have received several resumes and names of candidates. From those, we have zeroed in on a candidate and have conducted a formal interview with him and then a second interview with him and his wife. We are checking references, conducting background checks, and praying for God's continued guidance as we move ahead in this process. Depending on the results of our conversations and investigation, we may soon arrive at a place where we are prepared to recommend a candidate to the church. Now is certainly the time to ask God to give wisdom and discernment to the Personnel Committee in knowing His will and person for this position. Thank you.

A Proposal for a Modest Re-Model of Our Worship Center Platform Area
     On Sunday morning, May 20, we will unveil a plan and proposal for a modest re-model and update of our worship center platform area. Other details will be shared which I am convinced you are going to embrace enthusiastically.

Jerry Melson's 25th Anniversary Sunday
     On Sunday, June 3, we will celebrate Jerry Melson's 25th anniversary as a staff member at Field Street Baptist Church. Twenty-five years is a SIGNIFICANT milestone and achievement for any staff member in a local church! In Jerry's honor, we will have one combined service that Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Jerry will preach. He and his family will be recognized. Then, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the family life center, a reception will be hosted to celebrate with Jerry. At 2:00 p.m. our Personnel Committee will make a special presentation to Jerry. We are also receiving a love offering to affirm Jerry on this remarkable occasion. Congratulations, Jerry!
Summer Emphasis: Together 
     Our emphasis this summer is TOGETHER-together in worship, together in the Word of God, together in our work for the Lord, together on Wednesdays, and together in our witness in this community and beyond. I'm praying God gives us favor with a very fruitful summer of ministry and growing closer together!
                                                                                   With much affection,    
     --John Hall, Pastor 
Music Ministry 

Our end-of-the year children's choir awards and spring musical was a great evening of worship.  Thank you to all the choir directors and workers who faithfully work with our children each Wednesday night during the school year. 
The children's choirs have been suspended for the summer months, but watch for more information about the 2018-2019 children's choir year coming in August.
Education Ministry

GreifShare is Restarting
 @ 5:45--Church Parlor

We are continuing GriefShare this summer on Wednesday evenings, 5:45pm-7:15pm.

GriefShare is a support group that will help you deal with the loss of a loved one.
Your loss may be recent or not so recent. Regardless of when, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. You will gain comfort and support each week.
For questions, or more information, contact Jerry at (817) 645-4376, or jerrym@fieldstreet.com

Task Force Meetings
Sunday, May 2 0 - Dining Room
Following the 11:00 wor ship service

Our next Work Day is
Wednesday, May 16

Please  continue  to pray for the following trips:

Cambodia Mission Trip
May 15 - June 1

Poland Mission Trip
July 11-22 

If you would like to financially support any of these trips, please click the link below:

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
Our 6th annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challenge Weekend was held on April 13-15 at Mission Waco. Our 5th and 6th graders were able to participate in working at a homeless shelter, conducting a Backyard Bible Club and attending Church Under the Bridge. A big thank you to Chris Rizo, Christina Lain and Chris Jackson for serving as our sponsors.
Our annual AWANA Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 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.
Kids Camp
is scheduled for June 8-11 at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose. This camp is for children who have completed grades 3-6. Total cost to attend is $245 per child. Please contact the church office for further details. Please make sure you complete your enrollment form by going online to http://www.fbca.org/fieldstreet.  Payments may be made at http://fieldstreet.com/children. A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the 1st floor lobby of the children's building.
Vacation Bible School will be held on June 17-20 for children 5 years-5th grade. Our theme this year is "Game On."
Our first night of VBS, June 17, (6-8:30 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 4 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 29-June 1--Cobblestone Village Apartments (6-8 pm)
June 4-7--Gateway Learning Center (9-11 am)
June 25-28--Cimarron Springs Apartments (10 am-Noon)
July 30-August 2--Bright Beginnings (9-11 am)
Parent Child Dedication Service, May 13, 11:00 a.m.
AWANA Awards Ceremony, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration, May 20, 9:45 a.m.
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center, June 8-11
Vacation Bible School-June 17-20 (Sunday p.m. & M-W mornings)
Backyard Bible Clubs, May--August
 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
Adopt-a-Senior is your opportunity to continue an investment in our graduating seniors as they head off to college. Your Bible Fellowship class will select one of our 2018 graduating seniors to "adopt." This will simply mean you are committing to following up with them during their first year away. Follow up can include, but is not limited to, letters of encouragement, sending gift cards, and prayer.  If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity, contact the church office for our list of 2018 seniors.
 June 3-8--MissionLab, New Orleans

 June 25-29--Student Camp, M3 Zephyr

 More information on each event, as well as registration and

 payment, can be found on our church website.

Click here for FSBC Student Website

  • 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.  Additionally, any important info you need will be given through this communication.
  • 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


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.  

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

Senior Adult Ministry 


LOOKING BACK. . . first of all, thank you for your prayerfulness on my behalf during the revival services. I had a "cough" that would not go away. I'm so grateful to the Lord and for your prayers during this time. Dr. Hardage did a great job. The Lord gave us good weather and the attendance was wonderful. I felt the presence of the Lord in each of the services and we are so happy that God added to His church.

JOYFUL SOUND. . .filled the choir loft for all the services on Sunday of the revival and I was so proud of them. We've always had a great group of women, but this year we finished the year with the largest group of men. . .EVER! We will complete our spring schedule with a concert at the Wren Place on Tuesday morning, May 7.


LOOKING AHEAD. . . several have asked if we're planning to make the trip to Tyler in June again this year for the Patriotic Spectacular at Green Acres. I don't have the date as yet, but we will plan to make that available and see who might be interested. I think it will be the last Sunday in June. Watch for some news about this opportunity.

  --John Glover

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