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TopSEPTEMBER 2018 
eFOCUS
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

Beth Moore Simulcast
Saturday, September 15
10:00 to 4:00
(Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Cost:  $15
Tickets may be purchased in the church office, from a Women's Ministry member, or 
 
 
Ladies' Bible Study
begins in Room 114
Monday, September 17 @ 7 PM
Wednesday, September 19 @ 9:45 AM
Study Book:  $13




Wednesday, September 19
9:00 am - NOON
 
 
It's Not Too Late
LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE Rehearsals  Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.
Choir Room
  
  
PBJ Groups Resume this FALL
5:30-7:00 p.m.
September 9, 23
October 14, 28
November 11
 
Watch for listing of host homes in
this Sunday's worship bulletin
 
 
ALL Leadership Training Event
September 30, 5:00-7:00 PM
Our ministers are preparing to bring their visions and goals to their varying age groups leaders.
 
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
 
The New Church Year Has Begun in Earnest. . .
    What a joy it is to re-launch our ministries on both Sundays and Wednesdays, and everything in between. God has provided our needs for leadership in so many ministries, such as AWANA, Children's Choirs, Student Ministries, Men's and Ladies" Bible Studies, our Lord's Day gatherings, the Living Christmas Tree, Adult Choir, and our FSBC Praise Band, and so on. Praise God for this great time of the year in the lifecycle of the church. NOW is the opportune time to get on board in a fresh way. Try a Bible Fellowship Class on Sunday mornings! Come to Wednesday night prayer meeting/Bible study. Get involved somewhere! Find a ministry to engage and let God work in and through you to touch lives for His glory.
   
PBJ Groups Begin on Sunday, September 9. . .
   Our PBJ Groups will gather again beginning Sunday, September 9. These home groups will meet five times in the fall (September 9, 23, October 14, 28, November 11) from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. You recall that PBJ stands for Prayer-Bible Study-Joy of being together. Please watch our worship bulletin this Sunday for locations of the groups. The PBJ Gatherings will be the extent of our Sunday night schedule of ministry for the foreseeable future. These groups will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the months in the fall with the exception of the months of November and December. I would encourage you to consider seriously being a part of one of these PBJ groups.
   
New Sermon Series Launches. . .
  Beginning Sunday, September 9, I plan to launch a new series of messages examining closely the book of Galatians. This epistle, written by Paul, is a must hear letter for the church today. We must guard the gospel-the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ-with a renewed fervor and faithfulness.. This series of sermons will be of much value to Field Street Baptist Church as we seek to minister thoughtfully to and in a world that has some very different philosophies about religion, spirituality salvation, and Jesus. May God use this series to strengthen His church and increase our awe and worship of Jesus Christ.
   
Visions. . .
 
  Finally, I would like to invite you to participate in our Leadership Training event set for September 30. We feel so strongly about this event, that we want to invite anyone within the church to come and participate. Each member of our staff is preparing to share details about our varying ministries. We want you to come! Would you consider coming from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on this special Sunday? We will serve a meal and you will be walking out of the door just before 7:00 p.m. We want to be a good steward of your time. Please prayerfully consider joining us for this time of sharing vision. We believe God is preparing us for a future that will build His church and bring glory to His great name.


    
 With much affection,  

     John Hall, Pastor
 
P.S. Looking for a great way to help and minister to a neighbor?
   You can be a part of Operation Cleburne Pride on Saturday, September 8, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Meet at P.D. Lacewell Park at 688 N. Granbury St. Get your assignments and go to work helping meet some physical needs.
Music Ministry 
 
ONLY 14 REHEARSALS LEFT UNTIL 
The Living Christmas Tree 2018!
     It's not too late to jump in and sing on this year's Christmas Tree! We must have additional basses and tenors. If we are not able to recruit a few more voices we will be forced to simplify the presentation considerably.  Will you please consider joining us or inviting someone to sing with us who could help?
 

YOUTH CHOIR KICK-Off & MEETING

   This Sunday, September 9, at 4:45 pm in the choir room I want to share about the Youth Choir Ministry at Field Street Baptist Church. After the meeting, students are encouraged to join their Covenant Groups beginning at 5:30 pm.

 

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.

 

   Any student 7th-12th grade will be blessed and enriched by the weekend long festival.  We stay at the Hampton Inn in Waco on Friday and Saturday nights. The weekend is filled with rehearsals, fun and crazy games, and incredible fellowship with other students and musicians.

 

   Come Sunday, September 9, at 4:45 p.m. in the choir room for more information.

 

TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY

   I need a couple of brilliant and creative minds with a brain wired for technology, marketing, and audio video. Field Street wants to take its online presence to the next level. I want to help facilitate this, but I need some more help. I don't have a marketing brain. I need someone who does. If you are the person I am praying to help fill this need, please email me at bwoods@fieldstreet.com

  


 

--Billy Woods

  

Education Ministry

 
LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Sunday, September 30, 5:00-7:00 (includes meal)
DON'T MISS our annual training event to prepare all our leadership for the fall. However, we are opening this evening up to all membership who wish to participate.  Our ministerial staff will be leading their age group sessions. You will also have the opportunity to hear from our Pastor and Billy Woods. Please call the church office to RSVP or send an email to ssmith@fieldstreet.com
 
 
ALL CHURCH GAME NIGHT
Saturday, September 22
5:30-8:00 - FLC
This will be an evening of fun, fellowship and games for  ALL adult church members.  


MISSIONS FAIR
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!


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!
(An interest meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 30,
following the 11 AM worship service in the conference room)


--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
        
It's hard to believe that 7 years ago this month, I began my ministry journey here at Field Street! Thank you, church family, for allowing me and my family the opportunity to serve alongside you. We look forward to many more years of service here at FSBC!
 
Preteen Retreat for 5th & 6th Grades AND 1st Grade Promotion Breakfast
 
Our August Preteen 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 third annual 1st Grade Breakfast  was held on Promotion Sunday this year! Nine of our first graders and their families participated. Each child was presented with a new Bible. This was a meaningful time for these families as we celebrated this special milestone.

Our Children's Choirs and AWANA have officially begun! It's not too late to register your child. Children's Choirs meet from 6:00-6:40 p.m. and AWANA meets from 6:40-8:00 p.m. each Wednesday night.

 
It's never too early to begin purchasing items 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.

A big WELCOME to Kathy Hood who is serving as our new ELC Director this year! Kathy has served faithfully, for a number of years, as one of our PreK teachers. We are blessed to have her on our team and so grateful for the leadership she is already providing. 
 
  elc
 Early Learning Center Enrollment
 for 2018-2019

 

Contact the church office at 817-645-4376
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Tuition: $165/month
 
(plus a $60 one-time registration fee and a $25 supply fee, twice a year)
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
Truth Lab, Grades 1-6--September 16, 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
 
 
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
 
THANK YOU!
  I want to say thank you to so many who helped out with our American Ninja Warrior Night. With over 70 students in attendance and multiple salvations, it was a successful night to kick-off the new year! Thank you for serving our student ministry so selflessly.

ADOPT-A-SENIOR
Adopt-a-Senior is your opportunity to continue an investment in our graduating seniors as they head off to college. Some of our Bible Fellowship classes have selected one of our 2018 graduating seniors to "adopt." They are committing to follow 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 be a part of this unique opportunity, contact the church office for more information.
  
UPCOMING. . .
Operation Cleburne Pride: Saturday, September 8
Covenant Groups: Sunday, September 9. 
     Groups will meet every other Sunday, following our PBJ Group Schedule.
Student Choir information meeting and kick-off rehearsal:  Sunday, September 9, at 4:45 p.m. in the choir room.
Visions: Sunday, September 30

  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 

 

ALMOST. . .by the time you open up the September eFocus, lots of things will have had their beginning.

 

MABS (Monday Afternoon Bible Study) will begin on Monday afternoon, September 10,  with a five-week study in 2 Peter entitled a "A Man Called Peter." This would be Peter's final opportunity before he went to be with the Lord as a prisoner of Rome, but more importantly as a "bond servant" of His Lord and Master. His message to these early believers is as relevant today as it was then.  MABS meets from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in room 114.

 

9/11. . . I remember exactly where I was on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. What a day! The memory and horror of that day will be forever etched in my mind. Since that day, September 11 has been a day of remembrance for all Americans. In many ways, the day also was a time that marked a "new beginning" for our country. Our country had been "invaded" and security measures would reach heights we would have never expected.

 

It is interesting that this September 11 will also mark a time of "beginning again" here at Field Street. It will be a time of "beginning again" for. . .

 

          JOYFUL SOUND. . .our first choir rehearsal for the fall. I'm excited about the "new" music and the "new" opportunities for this choir. Our rehearsals are in the choir room on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. New singers are always. . .WELCOME!

         

          YOUNG AT HEART. . .Join us at 10:45 a.m. in the Family Life Center for a time of fellowship prior to our program that begins at 11:00 a.m. Our special guest for this first meeting will be Billy Woods, our new music minister. The program will be followed by a wonderful lunch. We have a great schedule for the fall months. Hope you will join us!

  --John Glover

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