Happy New Year!

I am looking forward to a great new year and all the promises it holds. I, like you, can easily list all the bad but I am much more interested in the good. So let us pray for a good year. For us as a church that will always be more people coming to Christ and being Baptized. It also means more people growing in their faith and sharing that faith with friends and relatives. It means a continuing growing outreach and missions.

I will get into the details on January 9th when we have our annual State of the Church message. I am really looking forward to sharing more so I hope you will make every effort to be a part of that Sunday. Speaking of Sundays John Stemberger from the Florida Family Policy Council will be with us January 16th which is the National Right To Life Sunday. John leads the charge for Biblical issues in the state of Florida and is one of our many ministries we support. January 23 we will be blessed by one of our own; Matt Wilder from Adams Road Ministry will be speaking and playing the piano for the services.

Take a look below at many of the upcoming activities for the month and be a part of all you can.

Again Happy New year in Christ Jesus!

Pastor Tim


Jan. 9 – Pastor Tim will do his annual review of “The State of the Church” in all three services.

Jan. 16 – Our guest speaker, Attorney John Stemberger, of Florida Family Policy Council, will share the importance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enormous impact on the world.

Jan. 23 – Matt Wilder, of Adam’s Road Ministry, will share his musical talent and his amazing testimony. Matt was raised in Mormonism, attended BYU, spent two years in Denmark as a Mormon missionary… and then met Jesus.  Do not miss this!




For all who are curious about church membership, our Membership Matters class will be held at 6pm, Wednesday, January 5,in the basement of the Old Sanctuary, Downtown Campus. We invite you to come meet with Pastor Tim to find out more. If you need childcare, please call the church.


AWANA resumes Jan. 5 (4 yrs. To 5th grade), Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm.  For further information or questions, please contact Stephanie Cline 


Our Winter/Spring Spiritual Growth Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 5. Most classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. Here’s a look at what we’re offering:

L.I.F.T. Ongoing Ladies Fellowship Bible Study. Facilitator – Linda Myers. Location: Basement

Greek 101 –An eight-week course on the Introduction to the Greek New Testament. Facilitator – Rob Hensley. Location: Rm. B219.

Men @ Midweek – Ongoing Men’s Bible Study. Facilitator – Larry Roach.

Cross-Cultural Ministry – Leaning English by studying the Bible, preparing for college or for a career. Facilitator – Cheryl Bostrom, mcbostrom@yahoo.com. Location: Library

Grief Share – A 13-week support group that will give you valuable grief resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Facilitators: Terry Lawson and Joyce Thomas. Location: Rm. B209.

Divorce Care – A 13-week support group that will help you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. Facilitators: Pam Hood and Kristen Kivler.

For more information on any of these classes, contact Hal Stewart at hstewart@fbcg.org.



Retirees and Near-Retirees, join us in the Multi-Purpose Room for a free luncheon on Wednesday Jan. 19, at noon. Bill Gavin will share an update on The Foundation Academy. Call the Church Office (407) 656-2352 to reserve your spot.



The church offices will be closed on Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.



We would like to welcome Marcio Nunciaroni and his family to the FBCWG ministry staff. Marcio will be responsible for the leadership and administration of our Horizon West Campus programming. He will be the staff liaison with Foundation Academy and oversee our Cross-Cultural ministry to those international families new to the area. We welcome Marcio, Daniela, Gabriel, Julia, and Rafaela to our church family.

As we are always overjoyed by introducing a new staff member to you, we are also saddened when we have to say goodbye to devoted staff.  This month Ken Mann and Deb Terry will be leaving their roles here at First Baptist. Ken will be leaving to start his own business. Deb will be retiring and moving out of state to be able to spend more time with her family.

Ken and Deb, you will both be greatly missed, and we wish you all the best as God leads you in these new ventures. 



Feb. 11-12, 2022 – LIFT TOUR 2022. For Middle and High School students. Event will be held at First Baptist Orlando. For more information and registration, visit the church website at fbcwg.org/events.

July 11-15, 2022 – FUGE 2022 SUMMER CAMP at Southeastern University Campus, Lakeland, Florida. Registration is $375. A $75registration deposit is due Jan 30, 2022. Registration is now open through the church website at fbcwg.org/events.






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