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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
Children's Ministry
Student Ministry
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics
 PBJ Groups in Host Homes 
 This will be the last meeting for the fall semester.

Mothers of Preschool

 and School Aged Children

Meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month

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Holiday Banquet
Tuesday, November 20
5:30 p.m. --Young at Heart Meal, FLC
6:30 p.m.--Program, Worship Center
    Children's Choirs Christmas Celebration & Mini-Musical
Sunday, December 2
5:30 PM
2018 Living Christmas Tree
December 7 & 8 @ 7 PM
December 9 @ 3 PM
Doors open 1 hour before presentation
Mission Offering
 for International Missions
FSBC Goal: $65,000
Ingathering:  December 9
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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With a Grateful Heart. . .
   Do you have a grateful heart? In a few short weeks we will gather with our families and friends to observe Thanksgiving. May I urge you to carve out a few moments on or before Thanksgiving Day to return thanks to God for the blessings of His grace both in your salvation and in your life here on earth? We choose to live with a grateful heart or not. You can move through life with a sense of gratitude or you can move through life missing opportunities to say "Thank You" to God and to others for the many acts of kindness you have been shown. Be careful to avoid that which can steal away your joy and gratitude. Remember, those who have been forgiven much and given much both love much and are grateful for much. I pray your heart will be filled with gratitude as Thanksgiving approaches. By the way, our family is exceedingly grateful for you.
With That Said. . .
   I want to make you aware of at least two opportunities to give and share. First, please make plans to fill at least one shoebox through our Operation Christmas Child annual emphasis. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, and at Christmas time, thousands of shoeboxes will be filled and delivered to children around the world. What a joy to share with others out of our abundance! We are most like God when we give. It would be terrific if every family, which is a part of the Field Street family, would fill at least ONE shoebox. Materials are available just outside of our media center. Collection Sunday is November 11. Secondly, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Ingathering will be Sunday, December 9. Our church offering goal is $65,000. To my knowledge, this is the highest offering goal in the history of our church. I am asking you to pray about what God would have you give and come prepared on this special Sunday to give as the Lord leads you. I am convinced that all of us can give more generously when we plan our giving! Together, we can meet and exceed this goal and God will be glorified and praised. Thank you for prayerfully considering these giving opportunities.

2019 Proposed Budget. . .
  Very soon you will have access to information regarding the proposed operating budget for 2019. Please watch for details inside the Sunday morning worship bulletins for further details. God has blessed us throughout all of 2018 with a positive operating balance. We praise Him for this reality. I think you will be pleased with what will be proposed.

 The Living Christmas Tree. . . 
  Thank you for praying for the ministry of the Living Christmas Tree. The dates for the presentations are December 7-9. The presentations on December 7 & 8 will be at 7:00 p.m., and the presentation on December 9 will be at 3:00 p.m. Please help us get the word out about this ministry. Invite people to come. It will be well worth their time. The name of Christ will be high and exalted throughout the presentation. God will be glorified and magnified. People need to experience the life-transforming power of the message of the gospel. The music will be inspiring. The message in the music will be clear. The meaning of Christmas will not be forgotten. Pray for Billy Woods as he gives overall leadership to this massive effort. Pray for so many who are contributing. May God use this ministry for His glory especially at the season of Christmas.


     With much affection,  

     John Hall, Pastor
Music Ministry 
The Living Christmas Tree 2018!

December 7 & 8, 7:00 PM

December 9, 3:00 PM

Doors open 1 hour before presentations


The Living Christmas Tree presentations are rapidly approaching. The presentations will be December 7 & 8 at 7:00 PM and December 9 at 3:00 PM. This is a Cleburne and Johnson County tradition that you do not want to miss! This will be the 27th Living Christmas Tree presented by Field Street.  It will be a meaningful time of worship through music looking to the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people invest countless hours preparing for these presentations. This year's presentation is entitled "One King," and it is sure to be a memorable experience.  If you have never seen a Living Christmas Tree, it is sure to become a family tradition. We hope to see you there.



What an exciting time for our church and what a great way to get plugged in by joining the choir! The choir is open for anyone who is in 7th grade-adults. All are welcome and invited to join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the choir room.  Come and enjoy making music and being part of this awesome choir family! No auditions are required. For more information, contact Billy Woods. 


We are looking for youth to come be a part of the Youth Choir. If you are looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons, then come see us! Our next rehearsal is Sunday, November 11, at 4:45 PM in the choir room.    




Students are learning and memorizing 10 anthems to be performed February 22-24 in Jones Hall on the campus of Baylor University. YouthCUE is the best ministry for students who have any level of interest in Church Music. All students are invited and encouraged to join in this outstanding experience! Please mark Sunday, February 24, on your calendar and plan NOW to make the short trip to Waco to watch the final concert! You will be blown away!


 Festival Concert at 3:00 pm on February 24 in Jones Hall

 in McCreary Music Building on Baylor University Campus.


Get there early. The 1500 seat auditorium fills up fast.


 --Billy Woods


Education Ministry
The proposed 2019 budget is in it's final stages of preparation. It will be presented to the Deacons on Sunday, November 18. It will be emailed to the congregation (and hard copies made available) on November 19. We will have discussion on Wednesday, November 28. We will then vote, without discussion, on Sunday, December 2.

God has truly blessed Field Street Baptist Church in so many ways. Because of your faithful giving, we have run ahead of our budget for most of 2018! God has always provided for all of our financial needs. This year, His blessing has gone far above what we ever expected!

Riverbend Baptist Encampment in Glen Rose
Continue to pray for our men and women who are working this week to help this wonderful ministry.

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
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 Sunday, November 11. Please note that postage is now $9.00 per box. Thank you for participating in this exciting ministry. 
MOPS: Better Moms Make a Better World . . .
is a new ministry to Field Street Baptist Church! All moms of preschoolers and school-aged children are invited to attend. For information about upcoming events and how you can get involved, please join our Facebook page at "Field Street MOPS." 
Our children's ministry will participate in Night in Bethlehem on Sunday, December 16, from 9:45-noon. This is an opportunity for our children to experience Bethlehem in a special way. Each classroom will provide a glimpse of what life was like in Bethlehem during the night of Jesus' birth. If you would like to participate in this exciting event as a volunteer, please contact Jennifer Howington or Susan Bryant. We need volunteers to play the role of townspeople, Roman soldiers, shepherds, etc.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes--Collection Date:  November 11
MOPS--Moms' Day Out-Holiday Painting-November  17, 5:30 p.m.
Truth Lab, 1st-6th grade--November 18, 9:45-Noon
MOPS--Play Date--November 19, 10:00 a.m.
MOPS--Cookie Exchange-December 3, 10:00 a.m.
Night in Bethlehem--December 16, 9:45-Noon
Family Night with Dennis Lee--January 25, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Sparky Drive-In--March 1, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
AWANA Grand Prix--March 3, 2019, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Preteen Trip to Mission Waco--March 29-31, 2019
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
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Student Ministry

 Looking for a Way to Serve at Field Street on Sunday Mornings?
Introducing Sunday Serve. This new ministry of Field Street was born with a desire to see more of our members use their giftedness and passions to better contribute to the life and body of our church on Sunday mornings. We WANT you and we NEED you!
All you have to do is complete the online Sunday Serve form letting us know your area of interest and we'll take care of the rest.
We are looking for a small group leader for our middle school guys on Wednesday nights. If you are at all interested in fulfilling this role, or would like more information about its commitments, responsibilities, and expectations, please contact the church office.

--Taylor Dunn 
Discipling Teens to Own Their Faith

Senior Adult Ministry 


CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? . . .  It's November! It's the month to "fall back" and claim the hour we lost in the spring. It's almost Thanksgiving and around the corner is. . .Christmas! Regardless of whether you're having fun or not, time passes. . .quickly. But, there's a lot of opportunities that await us in 2018.



YOUNG AT HEART HOLIDAY BANQUET--Tuesday evening, November 20. It will begin with a meal at 5:30 PM in the Family Life Center; followed by a great time of thanksgiving and praise at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center. We have some "special guests" who will be with us for the program. You're going to be "pleasantly surprised!" Don't miss it! This will be our last meeting of Young at Heart for 2018.



JOYFUL SOUND will be quite busy in

December.  On Sunday morning, December 9, in both the 8:30 & 11:00 services, we will sing our Christmas music. And then, on Tuesday, December 11, we will present two concerts of Christmas music at Town Hall Estates and the Wren Place.



  --John Glover

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