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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
 
WEDNESDAYS
  5:15 p.m.--Fellowship Meal
  6:00 p.m.--Children's Choirs
                --Elevate (Students)
                --Coffee Talk
  6:15 p.m.--Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
  6:40 p.m.--AWANA
  6:45 p.m.--Parents' Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.--Adult Worship Choir
  8:30 p.m.--Praise Band Rehearsal
 
SUNDAYS
  8:30 a.m.--Early Morning Worship
  9:45 a.m.--Bible Fellowship for all ages
11:00 a.m.--Late Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.--GriefShare
  5:30 p.m.--PBJ Groups
                (10/8, 10/22;11/12)
  5:30 p.m.--Evening Worship
                   (except on PBJ nights)
                --Children will meet weekly
                --Student Covenant Groups
 
 
*For additional weekly ministry opportunities, check the FSBC Calendar of Events page in the worship bulletin.
 
 
TASK FORCE MEETINGS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
Noon--Dining Room


October 8 & 22
5:30-7:00 p.m.
 
(Check the Welcome Desk or the dining room bulletin board for a listing of host homes)

 
(Reliable, Unswerving, Trustworthy)
 MEN'S BIBLE STUDY w/the Pastor
Tuesday Mornings at 6:30 a.m.

 
community missions

 


 


 

FSBC Work Day

3rd Tuesday--OCTOBER 17
9:00 to Noon

 
trunk treat youth
Sunday night, October 29
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Parking Lot

 


 

 

New Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday
Office Closed
 
Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
WELCOME
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
Year-to-Date
Financial Statistics
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
FELLOWSHIP MEALS
FSBC
SPIRIT OF SHARING
Statistics
Like us on Facebook
From Our Pastor
 
The Final, Formal Month

We are in the home stretch regarding our two-year emphasis in working together to eliminate the indebtedness on the children's building. Our formal campaign concludes on October 31. THANK YOU for your incredible, exemplary generosity in moving toward the finish line of being debt free. We are so close. Please prayerfully consider one final contribution to assist us in realizing the reality of paying off the children's building. I'm hoping we can announce on Sunday, November 5, that we are debt free! It needs to be stated, "To God be the glory!"

 
Congratulations to Jennifer Howington and John Glover
We are blessed with a  very fine staff team. Two of our staff recently observed anniversaries on our staff--Jennifer Howington and John Glover. Congratulations to Jennifer and John on the occasion of their anniversaries. Both are greatly appreciated for their exceptional service to the Lord and to the ministry of Field Street. As you have opportunity, please take the time to express to Jennifer and John your personal appreciation and prayerful support of their leadership and ministry.

Budget Preparation for 2018
Annually, a budget, or spending plan is put together to guide the church in the responsible allocation of resources given through God's people. I'm grateful to numerous individuals who give input to help shape a budget proposal which reflects our ministry priorities and commitments. I'm especially grateful for a church family who gives so generously to support the operating budget and several designated offerings throughout the year. Please pray for this process.

Congratulations Field Street Baptist Church
I was informed recently by the leadership of the Baptist General Convention of Texas that Field Street will be the recipient of a distinguished award for the Top Cooperative Program Giving Church in our size category within the entire state of Texas. This award will be given at the annual meeting of Texas Baptists in November. While God certainly deserves the glory, you church, are to be commended for being a leading, exemplary church in generous giving. May God continue to bless His people with a charitable heart and desire to give responsively as you so faithfully do. For this and many other reasons, I am quite proud of you. Congratulations, church!
 
 See you Sunday!
 
       
        --John Hall, Pastor  
Music Ministry 
 
ADULT WORSHIP CHOIR
Even though we are working on Christmas music, we aren't stopping our preparations for Sunday morning worship in the Adult Choir. We rehearse our Sunday morning music on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:30 pm and then transition into LCT music at 7:30. I hope you'll consider helping lead worship with us on Sunday mornings!
 
 
LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE
Preparations are well under way for the twenty-seventh Living Christmas Tree. Our rehearsals are going extremely well and we have added several new faces to the tree this year. We are looking forward to another great December. Be sure to mark your calendars for our presentations, December 8th & 9th at 7:00 pm and December 10th at 3:00 pm.
 
God Bless,
--Josh Thomas
Minister of Music
Education Ministry

Task Force Meeting
Sunday, October 15 - 12:00 PM
Dining Room
If you would like to help plan, implement, and evaluate some of the ministries, events and activities of our church, join us immediately following the 11 AM service for lunch and planning. Please call the church office or email jerrym@fieldstreet.com to make dinner and childcare reservations.

Help for those dealing with grief during the holidays
 
Sunday, November 20       5:00 - 6:30 - Parlor
As you know the holidays are a time when the difficult emotions of grief hit harder, and people need guidance and encouragement to make it through. There IS hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Click here to register.

Irving Elementary School
It is never too late to join the ministry we have at this school. They are always in need of tutors in math, reading and volunteers in other areas.   If you are interested in taking part in this wonderful ministry, please contact Jerry,  jerrym@fieldstreet.com   , or 817-645-4376.

Irving Elementary is hosting GRANDPARENTS' DAY on Friday, November 17. They are in need of "substitute grandparents" to eat lunch with the children who don't have grandparents. 

Maintenance/Custodial Job Opening
Applications for a maintenance/custodial position at the church are currently being accepted.  If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact the church office, 817-645-4376, or jerrym@fieldstreet.com

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry
   
Our September  Preteen Fall Retreat was a great opportunity for our new 5th & 6th graders to get to know each other. We had a great time of fellowship, Bible study and FUN! A special thank you to Rick and Anne Deem for hosting this year!
 

 

Our 1st annual family mission trip to Mission Waco is Saturday, October 7th. Please be in prayer for the families who will be participating. This trip will involve leading a Backyard Bible Club, participating in a service project, doing a prayer walk for homelessness and leading the devotional time at a homeless shelter. All preteens are invited to join us.

 

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 trunk or treat on Sunday, October 29, 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. If you would like to participate in any capacity or make a donation, please contact the church office.

 

October will begin our collection and distribution 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 tuned for more details and opportunities to participate.

 

UPCOMING DATES:

Family Mission Trip to Mission Waco--October 7, (leave at 7:30 a.m.)

Trunk or Treat--October 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child Collection--October/November


 

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
 

Follow us on www.facebook.com/FSElevate

  

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

 
Our student ministry is off to a vibrant and exciting start this fall. We currently have strong programming and attendance for our Bible Fellowship classes, Wednesday night gatherings, and Sunday night Covenant Groups. Our students are responding well to some new opportunities to learn and lead.
 
   
 One new element to our student ministry that I am personally very excited about is our new Elevate Leadership Teams. These teams include, Worship, Tech, Welcome, Outreach, Events, and Children's Ministry. The purpose behind these teams is to provide opportunities for our students to serve as well as take more ownership and responsibility.










If you would like to serve FSBC students in any capacity, from serving on Wednesday nights to being a personal mentor, you are always welcome and appreciated.

Student Ministry- Wednesday Night Activities


 

Be sure to follow @fselevate on Facebook, Instagramm or Twitter to always stay up-to-date on what's going on with our students.
 
Grateful,
--Taylor Dunn

Senior Adult Ministry 

 

I'M READY. . . for the grass to stop "growing" so I can stop "mowing." It's hard to believe that it's October and the fall is well on its way. I love the fall! It's a time of "starting-up-again." Many things that were dormant during the summer come to life again in the fall. It's an exciting time!

 

 

YOUNG AT HEART. . . got off to a good start in September and we're excited about the program coming up on October 10. Sheriff Adam King will be our special guest. We have several opportunities coming for our senior adults.

 

1) Thursday, October 19--a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. A sign-up list will be on the table on the 10th. More details about the trip and cost will be available then.

2) Gospel Concert--we have the date. It's Friday, February 2 at Southwestern Seminary. We've already started a sign-up list and it will be available also on the 10th.

 

"Joyful Sound" . . . is also off to a good start. I'm excited about having several new singers and "more men." We're working hard to be able to sing for a service very soon. And you  know what they always say. . ."there's always room for more."

 

senior adultsMABS. . .  by the time you read this article, I will be finishing up the series "Doctrine Determines Direction." It's been a good series and very well attended. I'm so appreciative of those who take time on a Monday afternoon to study God's Word. I'm going to offer another MABS study in January, but I'm still undecided about the subject matter.
 

  --John Glover

 

Christian Women's Job Corps
                       
There are 9 students enrolled in the Fall 2017 class at CWJC.

The approximate cost of $150.00 is necessary to support a woman for a 12-week semester. If you can help sponsor a participant, you can contribute through the church office.

Save the Date:  Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Theater for the Fall graduation ceremony. You are invited to attend for an evening of inspiration.

The 3rd Annual Community Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center of FBC-Cleburne. Entertainment will be the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Band. A silent auction will be held.

Current needs:  Breakfast bars, toilet paper, plastic dinnerware, water, 12 oz. cups and hand sanitizer.