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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
 
Sunday, October 7
12:00 pm--FLC
Complimentary lunch
 
   
PBJ Groups--Host Homes 
October 14, 28
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Call the church office for a list of host homes for the PBJ meetings.
 
 
Wednesday, October 17
9:00 to Noon 
 
Mothers of Preschool/School Aged Children
First Meeting--October 15
10-Noon   Room C207
 
 
Wednesday, October 31
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Northwest Parking Lot
 
 
 Riverbend Baptist Encampment
 Glen Rose, Texas
November 5-11
Contact Mark Smith or Jerry Melson 
 for more information.
 
 
2018 Living Christmas Tree
December 7 & 8 @ 7 PM
December 9 @ 3 PM
Doors open 1 hour before presentation
 
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
FSBC
SPIRIT OF SHARING
Statistics
Like us on Facebook
 
Sanctuary Renovation . . .
    I have been so pleased with the modest renovation/remodeling of the sanctuary. I think the upgrades and updates have already enhanced what we are doing in corporate worship. I thank God that we had the necessary resources to make the modifications to the worship center. The sound system, the lights, the enlarged visual screen, the additional space on the platform, and the new carpet installation have all been welcome additions to the updating of our worship space. The new pulpit has arrived and we will soon be working to install the new baptistery. Thank you for supporting this project with such enthusiasm. These improvements will enhance our worship gatherings for years to come in a God-honoring manner. A special thanks to John DeBie for keeping the project moving along, and thank you to Billy Woods and company for their significant efforts related to the sound system in particular, and attention in general to many other aspects of the renovation. Also, thank you to Jerry and the Building and Grounds Committee for their labors.
   
Getting the Word Out . . . Using Social Media
   I'm told that Facebook and other social media platforms could prove useful in getting the word out about Field Street Baptist Church. If you have a Facebook page, perhaps you would be willing to share in a positive manner about Field Street with five of your Facebook friends. We have a variety of ministries that serve well the needs of people and families. We have well-planned, God-exalting worship services. We have excellent ministries for children and youth, as well as senior adults. We have Bible study opportunities for men and women. We have the Living Christmas Tree in the works as the first of December approaches. We could use your help. Please help us to get the word out to others about what God is doing in and through our church. Thank you.
 
Our Sunday Morning Worship Services . . .
  For many of our people who cannot physically attend our Sunday morning worship services, those folks may now view our services live via Facebook. Or, folks may view our services online by going to our website ( www.fieldstreet.com) and clicking the link  "watch" at the top of the home page. Our modest improvements to the worship center have strengthened our ability to broadcast our services via social media and the internet, as well as the quality of those broadcasts. We have been pleasantly surprised by the response of people that they can now access our services when they are out-of-town, or cannot physically get to the church facilities. This is yet another way we are attempting to minister to the church body as best as we can. Also, this may prove to be another avenue of getting the word out about Christ, first, and then the ministries of our church, second. Please be patient with us as we make progress in our efforts to be more accessible online. 
  
Field Street Missions Fair . . .
 
  This Sunday, October 7, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service we are hosting a mission fair in the family life center. A sandwich lunch will be served. Childcare is provided by reservation for infants through 3rd grade. If you would like to come and learn more about how God is using FSBC in missions, then you may want to consider coming to this event. You will have opportunity to learn about some of our mission work in Cambodia, Mission Waco, Construction, Poland, New Orleans, Backyard Bible Clubs in Cleburne, Dominican Republic, Philippines, and more. You will receive information about how you might join us in praying for missions, giving for missions, and going on mission. I think this will be an inspirational time of information sharing about the missions efforts of Field Street.


    
 With much affection,  

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

December 7 & 8, 7:00 PM

December 9, 3 PM

Doors open 1 hour before presentations.


 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE NOW!

FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019--BAYLOR FESTIVAL OF YOUTH CHOIRS!

   This is the most incredible opportunity for any student interested in Church Music in the country. This festival brings 200 different students 7th-12th grade together from over 20 churches to present an incredible worship concert in Jones Hall on the campus of Baylor University. As a director who has been taking students to this festival for 12 years, it is a profound experience difficult to put into words.

   
 

BRAZOS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

    On Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. the Brazos Chamber Orchestra will have a Fall Concert in our auditorium. The mission of BCO is to offer opportunities for musical enjoyment and the development of musical arts. The orchestra will elevate musical and artistic activities for the cultural education of our community.  You can show your support of their cause by attending the free concert. Many of our guest worship leaders perform in this group. They would enjoy seeing many from our Field Street family in attendance.


 

PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?

We have an orchestra on the second Sunday of each month. If you have played or know someone who plays an instrument, please send them my direction. It would be glorious to have an orchestra lead us in worship! Please help spread the word.


 

DO YOU HAVE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING SKILLS?

-Simple video editing skills

-Interest in designing lighting cues for Sunday worship

-Enjoy helping in behind the scenes tasks like: checking lyrics prior to services to make sure Billy doesn't misspell things

-Formatting slides so they look nice with proper pronunciation

-Counting worshippers during the service so Billy can concentrate on leading worship

-Putting batteries in microphones

-I need a designated social media person for our Facebook page

-I need help getting the fieldstreetchristmas.com going with good content that will help promote the upcoming presentation

- I need content writers for Living Christmas Tree publicity

 

If you might have some of these skills and might be interested in helping me with a few of these tasks, it sure would allow me to work on other projects. We could set up a convenient time for both of us. I could show you what I need help on, and then you can decide if you want to tackle one of these items on my list. Email me at bwoods@fieldstreet.com if you have an interest in assisting with one of these items.

 

--Billy Woods

  

Education Ministry
 

THIS SUNDAY, October 7
Immediately following the 11:00 a.m.  service--Complimentary lunch will be served.
You will have the opportunity to see and hear about the various mission trips and projects that have happened this year. Make plans to be present to become informed about Field Street and Missions!

THE PROMISE
Friday, October 12
You are invited to travel with us to see The Promise in Glen Rose. A bus will leave the church parking lot at 6:00 p.m., or you may take your own car ($10 parking). Click here for further details and to purchase tickets.  Or, you may purchase tickets in the church office.


ADULT MISSION TRIP
November 5-9
Riverbend Baptist Encampment in Glen Rose
We will be commuting to and from the camp daily, rather than staying at the camp. We will plan to leave the church about 7:30 each morning with one or more church vans so we can get started by 8:30. We will work until 4:30 or 5:00.
 JOIN US FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK, A FEW DAYS, OR ONLY ONE DAY!



--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
        
Fall is definitely approaching and we look forward with anticipation to all that this season will bring. We are diligently making plans for our annual Trunk-or-Treat event which will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the northwest parking lot. Come prepared for a fun evening of candy, games, puppets, balloon animals and our petting zoo. We are in need of extra hands to help man the booths and Bible Fellowship classes to host a trunk. Also, we are now accepting donations for bags of individually wrapped candies. Donations may be placed at the entrances located near the church office and the children's building. if you would like to participate in any capacity or make a donation, please contact the church office.
  
 
October will begin our distribution and collection of shoe boxes for our annual Operation Christmas Child drive. In cooperation with Samaritan's Purse, it is our privilege to participate in providing school supplies, small toys, and clothes for children around the world. Stay turned for more details and opportunities to participate.
 
 
MOPS: Better Moms Make a Better World . . .
Coming to Field Street Baptist Church this fall! All moms of preschoolers and school-aged children are invited to attend. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in C207 (Children's Building). Childcare will be provided. Please contact the church office for more details.
 
UPCOMING DATES:
MOPS--October 15, 10-Noon, C207
Truth Lab, Grades 1-6--October 21, 9:45 -Noon
Operation Christmas Child--October & November
Trunk or Treat--October 31, 6:00-7:30 p.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 
at 
Field Street. 

--Jennifer Howington
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Student Ministry
 
WHERE ARE OUR STUDENTS ON SUNDAY MORNING?
Maybe you have found yourself asking, "where are our students on Sunday mornings?" On some Sundays, our student section may look a little low in attendance. I want to assure you that they are coming and they are growing! If you would take a moment to glance around the sanctuary, you will find that several choose to sit with their parents. In addition, there are several more that you will not see. Why? They are serving! Every week, we have students serving and contributing to our church. With some serving in the sound booth and others in the nursery, we are encouraging our students to serve on Sunday mornings and aiming to open up doors of opportunity for even more to do so.

CURRENT TEACHING
Wednesday, October 3, we kicked off a Wednesday night message series called Asking for a Friend. This series will aim to answer the "big questions." What's the big deal about the Bible? How can anyone know for sure they are going to Heaven? Why does God allow bad things to happen? We are greatly encouraging our students to invite their friends during these weeks!
Sunday, October 7, we are beginning a teaching series on evangelism led by Mark Wood. For the remainder of the semester, students will be learning exactly how to share their faith with specific people.
  
CURRENT MOMENTUM
God is doing some big things among our students! We are seeing many take ownership of their faith in major ways. That's what we're all about! We are seeing students show tremendous spiritual growth in commitment to church, student-led prayer time before church and weekly at school(!), and regularly inviting peers and classmates. These are exciting times and we are doing everything we can to build on the current momentum God has blessed us with.

  More information on each event, as well as registration and
 payment, can be found on our church website.
--Taylor Dunn 
 
Mission Statement: Teaching students to love, pursue, and worship Jesus while leading others to do the same.

Senior Adult Ministry 

 

JUST A QUICK LOOK BACK . . .  I've really enjoyed the study "A Man Called Peter." We've enrolled over 50 and had a great attendance each week. It's hard to believe, but the fifth week is coming this Monday, October 8. This study has reminded me of so many truths. It is wonderful to know that when the Lord looks down on us, He doesn't so much see "what" we are now as "what" we can be. After this study, it's no surprise to me that God would trust him with such a wonderful confession, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God."

 

AT THE TIME . . .  of writing this article, Joyful Sound is preparing to sing for the first time. We have a record number in the choir this fall and I'm so glad that some of that increase is in our men's section. I'm excited to see how the Lord is going to use Joyful Sound in the days ahead.

 

LOOKING AHEAD . . . to an event that will soon be here--Young At Heart's Holiday Banquet--Tuesday night, November 20. We're going to start our meal at 5:30 PM in the Family Life Center followed by a great program at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center. We have some "mystery guests" for the program and you're going to be surprised. . .and pleased when you see them. Put down this date, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20.  It's one of the two "evening" meetings for Young at Heart. DON'T MISS IT!!

 

  --John Glover

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