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TopNovember 2016 
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
time change
Time Change Sunday
November 6
Fall back 1 hour
Tuesday, November 8
children's ministry
Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes due on
November 11 by noon.



Tuesday, November 15 
(3rd Tuesday each month)
9:00 to Noon
 Holiday Dinner
November 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
followed by
 6:30 p.m.
Worship Center
Church office closes at noon on Wednesday, November 23 and will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25!
Sunday, November 27
LCT Construction




 2017 Proposed Budget Vote
Sunday, December 4
 Living Christmas Tree
Glory Divine
December 9 & 10 @ 7 PM
December 11 @ 3 PM
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
Thank You and Appreciation
Like us on Facebook
From Our Pastor

Children's Building Information:
We are making very good progress on our efforts to accelerate the debt reduction on the children's building. You might be interested in the following information:

Balance as of 11/01/2015: $999,742
Given w/out pledges (11/01/2015-10/25/2016): $355,889
Given w/pledges (11/01/2015-10/25/2016): $121,009
Adjustment w/budget payments and interest saved: $92,680
Balance to date: $426,164
Remaining of pledges: $101,550
Remaining Balance: $324,613
Remaining budget payments for 2016-2017 (approx.): $70,000
Balance owed in 11/01/2017 (approx.): $254,613

By the goodness and the grace of God, we have reduced our indebtedness SIGNIFICANTLY in the first year of our two year campaign. Praise God and thank you! Please continue to give as God leads and blesses you.

Budget2017 Proposed Budget:
The presentation and adoption schedule for the proposed budget for 2017 is as follows:
November 13--Budget review by Deacons
November 16--Budget available to Church body
November 20--Proposed Budget Discussion--6:15 p.m.-Worship Center
December 4--Church body votes on budget without discussion

Orphan Sunday-November 13
God has added children to a number of Field Street families via the path of adoption. Also, God has used and is using Field Street families to engage in foster care. On Sunday, November 13, we will be reminded of this high calling to care for the fatherless.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Coming!
The LMCO is the MOST IMPORTANT designated offering we receive annually as a congregation. I am asking and challenging you to please plan and prepare to give exceedingly generously to this offering. Our church offering goal is $50,000. The ingathering for this offering is Sunday, December 18. My family saves all year to give generously to this offering. We believe it is a great Kingdom investment to partner with God and others in helping to resource the work of our international missionaries in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your due consideration. Let's shatter this offering goal, to the glory of God, on ingathering Sunday!

The Living Christmas Tree
Please continue to pray for this ministry to our community and region December 9-11. Pray for Josh, singers, tech crew, sound crew, and a host of others who contribute unselfishly to make this ministry gift possible to the people of our area. May God draw people to these presentations where they will hear the message of Christ during this special season of Christmas.
See you Sunday!
        John Hall, Pastor  
Music Ministry 


The Living Christmas Tree


It is hard to believe that it is already November and our Living Christmas Tree presentations are just around the corner! We have been preparing an incredible collection of music entitled "Glory Divine." There have been so many different people putting in so much time and effort to prepare for this time of celebration of our Lord's birth. It is sure to be a wonderful time of celebration and worship together.


Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar:

Friday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 p.m.


The doors will open one hour earlier for a time of music led by Dr. Joe Martin (piano), Todd Evans, (cello), and Sharon Hawkins (violin). I look forward to seeing you there!


Living Christmas Tree Construction

TREEOn Sunday, November 27, following the 11:00 a.m. service we will construct the Living Christmas Tree. This is a HUGE undertaking and we need your help! Lunch will be provided after the service in the dining room. If you are interested in taking part in this, please contact Josh Thomas.

--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry
Help for those dealing with grief during the holidays
Sunday, November 20       5:00 - 6:30 - Parlor
No matter how long it's been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there's hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again.

Contact Jerry at  jerrym@fieldstreet.com or call (817-645-4376) if you have any questions.

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

Cambodia Mission Trip
Currently 2 of our members are in Cambodia. Bryans and Brenda Fitzhugh have been there for a couple of weeks. SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for Brenda. She broke her leg and they are in the process of trying to get her home. Pray that she can get home quickly and pray for her as she recovers.

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 Daniel Morrow or 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
A big THANK YOU to all who helped with our annual Trunk or Treat event this year! An event of this size could not have been possible without you! Whether you hosted a trunk, donated candy or helped with setup/tear down, your contribution was critical to our success. We are so blessed to have such a great team, dedicated to children. A special thank you to Chris Rizo, our Task Force Chairperson, and our committee for their efforts in making this event such a success.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. It is our privilege to participate in providing school supplies, small toys, and clothes for those in need around the world. All filled boxes need to be received by the church office no later than Friday, November 11th, before noon. Thank you for participating in this exciting ministry.
 Our preschool ministry will host a Parents' Night Out event on Saturday, November 12th, from 5-8 p.m. Cost will be $5 per child. Children will be encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag/bean bag for our movie time. Dinner will be provided. Reservations may be secured by calling the church office at 817-645-4376 no later than November 3rd. 

Upcoming Dates:
Operation Christmas Child Collection - Shoeboxes due by Nov. 11 at noon.
Parents' Night Out -  November 12, 5-8 p.m.
Truth Lab/Children's Celebration-November 20
Field Street Puppet Ministry  at Whistlestop- --December 3,  6-8 p.m.
Sparky Drive-In, March 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
AWANA Grand Prix, March 5, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
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
NOVEMBER is here; I can hardly believe it! Field Street Student Ministry is still humming along as we hit the home stretch of the school semester. Our students have remained actively involved in many areas, and have been preparing for events to come in the near future.

Two such events are Girly/Burly and Growth Weekend. Girly/Burly will be a completely student-led event, coming up on December 16th. Students will compete in an evening full of "Battle of the Sexes" competitions to prove who is the best at Field Street: Girls or Boys? This is going to be an awesome time together to celebrate the end of the school semester!
Growth Weekend is our annual Disciple Now weekend; I cannot wait to see how the Lord is going to move among our students during this special weekend! Growth Weekend will be January 13-15, 2017. We have decided to switch things up a little bit this year, and will actually be spending a majority of the weekend at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Encampment in Cedar Hill, Texas. Be on the lookout very soon for ways that you can partner with us for Growth Weekend!
Than you for your continued support and prayers for Field Street Student Ministry. The Lord has been so good to us over the past two years. It is an honor to serve alongside so many faithful people here at Field Street.
Grace and Peace,
--Daniel Morrow

Senior Adult Ministry 


CAN'T BELIEVE. . . I'm writing about the "end of the year" events. It's hard to believe that the year has gone so quickly. Here's some things that will be happening in the next few weeks.


Tuesday, November 8--is our last "regular" Young at Heart meeting for 2016. Out special guest will be Brent Shields, the worship pastor at Bethel Temple. Brent was my neighbor to the east for several years.


Tuesday night, November 22-- this is the time for our Holiday Banquet. It will begin with a meal at 5:30 PM in the FLC, followed by the program at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center.  Since Thanksgiving does not add a lot to the "coffers" as far as retail sales are concerned, it has been "tucked away" into almost "forgottenness." Our Holiday Banquet will be an effort to break that trend. Our meal will be "stew, cornbread, salad and cobbler. Our program will be a "time of thanksgiving" through Scripture, music and testimony. We have invited several other churches to join us for the meal and service. I pray that it will be very much like the early church in Acts 2, "Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people."


Sunday, December 4--Joyful Sound will sing in both the 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services. This will actually be the official beginning of "Christmas Music" in our services. It will be followed by the Children's Choirs Christmas Celebration and musical the evening of the 4th. Of course, the Living Christmas Tree is coming the 9th, 10th, & 11th.

senior adults


MABS. . .(Monday Afternoon Bible Study) will wind up on November 14th. I have really enjoyed teaching these sessions on the life of Joseph. I'm already studying for two studies in the early part of 2017.

  --John Glover




You are invited to attend the Fall 2016 graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Theater. 


Our Spring 2017 semester begins on Monday, January 30. If you know of a woman who would benefit from our ministry, please call the CWJC office at 817-645-9979 and leave a message with a name and contact number.


We are having a Chili Cook-Off fund raiser on Saturday, January 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church gym. There will be entertainment, a silent auction, and lots of delicious chili. If you would like to donate items for the auction or cook a pot of chili, please contact the CWJC office or see Becky Miles, Judy Hall or Carolyn Cody.