January Church News


Welcome to 2021! The new year always has a hope for the better and anticipation of good things to come. On January 3rd I will be bringing a message on the State of the Church. I will offer an update on the past year and look forward to a new year of serving the Lord together as a church family.

Alan Strong has officially accepted the position as our Student Pastor after receiving unanimous support and encouragement from the church last Sunday.  Alan, Cheryl and their children are looking forward to joining us in late January. Please pray for a smooth transition and a new beginning for the Strong family. We anticipate great days ahead for our student ministry.

It is our hope that Breakthrough Prayer ’21 will be a major part of 2021. Along those lines, we are excited to start the year with a special time of praise and prayer: An Evening of Music, Prayer and Praise, 6:30-8pm, Wednesday, January 13 in the Downtown Worship Center. Jarian will lead a time of worship in song, and we will experience testimonies and special times of prayer. I hope you will be a part.

For those who have been considering church membership, our Membership Matters class is the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in the Downtown Basement Conference Room. I would love to answer questions and share our vision with all who are considering joining the church.  Wednesday, January 6th will be our first membership opportunity of the year.

Together hand in hand,

Pastor Tim




In order to receive tax credit for 2020, all donations must be post-marked by December 31.

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS, Wednesday, January 6: 6-8pm Winter Garden Campus Conference Room

Have questions about our church?  Are you interested in what membership means?  Meet with Pastor Tim and learn more about First Baptist Winter Garden.   You will have the opportunity to join the church at this class.

AWANA resumes January 6  (4 year olds through grade 5)

Wednesdays from 6-8pm

Breakthrough Prayer 21 – An Evening of Music, Prayer and Praise

Wednesday, January 13: 6:30-8pm Winter Garden Campus Worship Center

Need some fresh inspiration and encouragement?  Start the year off with inspiring testimonies, great music, and fervent prayer. All are welcome.

Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day  (Church Offices closed)


Friday Feb. 5 (9am) to Saturday Feb. 6 (9pm)

Event Ticket: $55

Hotel and Transportation: $75

The Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference is of the best and biggest men’s conferences in the world.  You will enjoy a rejuvenating, empowering time of teaching and worship, with phenomenal break-out sessions that inspire you to be the leader God calls you to be.   I hope you can join us on this quick trip to Woodstock, GA  for some fun, food, fellowship, and feasting on the Word. Signing up is a 2-step process: Get your event ticket through the conference website and your hotel/transportation through us. Visit https://fbcwg.org/events/mens-conference/for the links to register.

**DON’T DELAY- the event price increases on January 1st.

**Our hotel and transportation rate is negotiated based on a certain number of participants.  Please register as soon as possible.



Beginning Wednesday, February 3, you can take classes on Marriage, Finances, Prayer and DivorceCare.  Watch for the details and registration links at www.fbcwg.org/wednesdays.


If you feel lead of the Lord to teach or facilitate a Wednesday night class, please contact Bryan Robertson at by January 10.  These can be short-term classes (6 weeks or longer.) You can use RightNow Media video curriculum, a DVD series or go through a Bible study. We plan to offer classes on Men, Women, Marriage, Parenting, Money, & Discipleship.




Our New Student Pastor and Family

Alan, Cheryl, Haddie, and Elan Strong



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