Bi-Weekly Mailout - First Baptist Church of Winfield

Calendar of Activities
$ 7,354.00
$ 3,387.00
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World Hunger Offering
Received to date 5,459.00
Needed to reach goal $1,041.00
SINCERE SYMPATHY is extended to:
Brenda Sanders in the loss of her mother-inlaw, Mary Sanders.
Roberta Thomas and Family in the loss of
her brother-in-law, Frankie Thomas.
Rusty Clark and Family in the loss of his
grandmother, Erah B. Clark.
Kat Gann and Family in the loss of her
sister, Clara Crawford.
May you know God’s presence and the depth
of His faithful love for you during this time of
Thursday: November 27 Thanksgiving Day
Church office closed
Friday: November 28 Church office closed
Sunday: November 30
Week of Prayer for International Missions
8:45 a.m. Prayer Time
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Worship Service
5:30 p.m. DT, Children’s Choir; Acteens,
Guys’ Bible Study
6:20 p.m. Worship / Hanging of the Green
Monday: December 1
6:00 p.m. Adult Activities
6:00 p.m. G.R.O.W.
Tuesday: December 2
8:30 p.m. Keenagers leave for shopping in
9:00 a.m. Ladies’ Bible Study
Wednesday: December 3
5:30 p.m. Missions Dinner for everybody
6:30 p.m. Prayer Service, RA’s, GA’s, Mission
Friends, Youth, Adult Choir practice
Thursday: December 4
6:00 a.m. Men’s Ministry
Sunday: December 7
8:45 a.m. Prayer Time
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Worship Service; Children’s Church
4:30 p.m. Youth Praise Band
5:00 p.m. Youth Creative Ministries
5:30 p.m. DT, Children’s Choir, Acteens,
Guys’ Bible Study
6:20 p.m. Worship Service
Choir Cantata practice; Deacons meeting
Minister of Music/Sr. Adults
Minister of Students/Education
Director of Children
Maintenance Supervisor
Church telephone
Church fax
Church website
Dr. Paul Murphy
Tim Lacey
Jeff Brantley
Candace Shipp
Jill Hawkins/Grace Jordan
Gary Barker
[email protected]
Winfield First Baptist Church
November 26, 2014
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks be to God for
his indescribable gift. 2 Cor. 9:15 (NIV)
Week of Prayer
International Missions
Nov. 30— Dec. 7
Missions Dinner (no charge)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
5:30 p.m.—6:25 p.m.
Speakers: David and Janice Blanton,
IMB representatives in Taiwan
Welcome New Members!
By Profession of Faith:
Jacob Chism
Isaac Martine
Logan Brown
Alonna Leffler
Kolton Leffler
Join us as we learn how God is at work in East Asia. This missions
dinner is for everyone – children, youth, and adults! Everybody will
have the opportunity to give to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions. Nursery provide for birth— two years.
By Statement:
Brandi Corbett
We look forward to serving the Lord
together with you!
The Prayer Room is staffed weekly by
volunteers. Any prayer requests received
will be prayed for during the week.
Please bring your Lottie Moon Christmas Offering!
$10 provides materials for reaching out to
college students in Germany.
We have collected $3,384.00 of our
$30,000 goal for the Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering.
Acteens Post Office . . . Beginning
December 7 through December 21, you
may ‘mail’ a Christmas card to active
church members through the Lottie Moon
Post Office, located in the Fellowship Mall.
Cost is .30 per card. All proceeds go toward the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Kids Zone
Thanksgiving Day is a time to remember and not
forget. Dt. 4:9. Only take heed to thyself, and
keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the
things which thine eyes have seen, and lest
they depart from thy heart all the days of
thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy
sons' sons;
Thanksgiving Day is a time to recall the Christian
history of America.
In a letter from Columbus to Rafael
Sanchez, Treasurer for Ferdinand and Isabella,
giving a summary account of the voyage to America,
Christopher Columbus wrote: “Let Christ rejoice
upon earth as he does in heaven, to witness the
coming salvation of so many people, heretofore
given over to perdition.”
The Mayflower Compact, 1620.
“Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and the
advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our
king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony
in the Northern parts of Virginia.”
Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoags,
adopted Christian names for his children and facilitated an unprecedented 50-year treaty of unbroken
peace between the local Indian community and the
Pilgrim settlement. By 1670 the entire Indian population of Martha’s Vineyard Island came to Christ.
The pilgrims founded what would be
Harvard University within the first decade of their
arrival. The rules and precepts of 1646 stipulated
that “every student shall consider the main end of
his life and studies to know God and Jesus Christ
which is eternal life.” The Bible was to be read twice
a day, with all students expected to be “ready to give
an account of their proficiency therein.”
In 1863 Lincoln began the tradition of proclaiming the last Thursday of November as a national Thanksgiving Day. Lincoln proclaimed: But we
have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious
hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied
and enriched and strengthened us, and we have
vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts,
that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated
with unbroken success, we have become too selfsufficient to, feel the necessity of redeeming and
preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that
made us.
Let’s be thankful unto the Lord and bless His Name!
Bro. Paul
Sun., November 30 Volunteers: Courtney &
Lyn Lindsey, Grace Jordan, Nicole Manord,
Belinda Atkinson, Crystal & Matthew Lawler,
Amanda & Jared Mays, Tia Newman, Jeana
Estes, Janet & Keith Pollard
Deacon in Children’s Church, Nov.30:
James Pate
Wednesday night, Dec 3: Beth Roberts
The Winfield Christmas parade will be
this Monday night, Dec. 1. The Kids'
Zone will have a float in the parade this
year. Everyone is welcome to ride! If you
are interested in riding, you must have
your parent fill out a permission form.
You may pick these up Sunday morning
at Children's Church.
Thank you to everyone that participated
in Operation Christmas Child. We ended
up having 130 boxes! Join us this Sunday and bring a friend!
Mrs. Candace
Congratulations to Shelley and Allan
Blocker on the birth of a daughter, Margaret
Elizabeth, on November 21. Maggie weighed
7 lbs, 7 oz and was 22” long. Grandparents are
Cindy and Bill Sager, Suzanne and Drew Blocker.
Maggie is welcomed home by big brother, Will!
Congratulations to Wendy and Kevin
Jordan on the birth of a baby girl, Sarah Michael,
born November 14. Sarah Michael weighed
8 lbs, 6 oz and was 20” long. Grandparents are
Elizabeth Willis, Tim Jordan, and Grace Jordan.
Sarah Michael is welcomed home by big brother
Connor and big sister, Hannah!
We know you will be abundantly blessed
by these new additions to your families!
Youthfully Speaking…
-It is not too early to sign up for youth camp for
next summer. We will be going to ComboFuge on
June 14-18 at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.
You may sign up between now and February 1,
and a $50 deposit secures your reservation.
Please contact me for more info.
-Things coming up soon:
Youth Christmas Party-Dec.17
Youth Guys “Real Men” Lock-in –Jan. 16
Lifeway Girls Conference-Nashville-Feb. 20-21
College Student-Pursue Conference-Feb. 20-21Alabaster
More details to follow.
Revelation 3:20, Jeff Brantley
Children's Choir will meet two mor e times this
semester. We will meet this Sunday (Nov. 30) and
the next week (Dec. 7). Please try to help your
choir member to be at both of these practices, and
then we will enjoy hearing them sing in the service
on Sunday night, December 7. After Dec. 7, the
children's choir will break for the Christmas
holidays. They will start back on Sunday, Jan. 11.
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Schedule
Nov. 26 - no rehearsal (this week)
Dec. 3 - Mission Supper 5:30-6:25 / regular
rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 - Cantata practice in sanctuary after
evening service (high priority).
Dec. 10 - Cantata sing-through in choir room
at 5:45 p.m.
Dec. 14 - Cantata presentation in evening
Dec. 17 - regular rehearsal (no rehearsals on
Dec. 24 & 31).
IN UAB HOSPITAL: Winfr ed Mar kham, David
Langston, Ron Cashin (relative of Roger Solomon)
(father of Jimmy McGhee)
IN ATLANTA, REHAB: Spencer Benton (nephew of
John Garner)
J.T. Benton
SHOALS: Anita Williams (mother of Tanya
IN WINFIELD N.H.: Wendall Christian, Maxine
Weeks, Jean Harbin, Lou Carter (wife of Travis Carter),
Glendon Gibbs
IN SUNSET MANOR N.H.: Bar bara McDonald,
Doris Miles (sister of Jimmy Hayes)
Dot Ivie, Michelle Whalen (mother of Nicole Manord)
(grandmother of Amy McGhee)
AT HOME: Nor ma Walker , Hewitt Gr een, E. E.
Ivie, Debby Posey, Jack Weeks, Bill Morris, David
Mitchell, Travis Ray Carter, Nancy Leathers, Mary
Ruth Atkinson, Lois Carter, Larry Hunter, Danny
Knight, LaJuana Markham, Nevelyn Justice, Alicia
Robertson, Anthony Aldridge, Anita Gable, James
Sizemore, Ann Reese (sister-in-law of Rod Reese), Nina
Webster, Nina Webster, Dot Robertson, Joyce Ballew,
Johnny Hill, Ruth Fields, Benny Spann (cousin of Larry
Weeks), Blaine Hughes, Nolan Gross (father of Kelly
Henslee), Herschel Weeks (brother of James T Weeks),
Jeff Huff (co-worker of Denisa Lawler), Erlene Moore
(sister of Jean Hollis), Rachel Wallace, Vicki Motley,
Rita Haney, Scott Pridmore, John Neff, Debbie Ingle,
Jimmy Clark (friend of Treva & Scot Nelson), Carl
Garrison, Margaret Spann, Rex Whitehead (bro-in-law
of Terry Hollingsworth), Deborah Pollard (mother of
Vanessa Estill), Brent Pollard, Otis Dodson, Rhonda
Brantley, Jan Youngblood, Peggy Harkness, Esther
(friend of Tina Randall), Gracee Young (student of Irene
Farrar), Donna Black (wife of co-worker of Darren
Roberts), Julie Gann (co-worker of Scott Duckworth),
Mariah Avila, Sarah Paulette Fikes (sister of Susan
Robertson), Kailynn Wright (acquaintance of Holly
Gibbs), Denise Tindel (friend of Michelle Moore),
Frances Dye, Diane Dooley (mother of George
Hennicke), Stephanie Mansfield, Mike & Sheila Adams,
Pat Dice, Kim Dice, Mark Bryant.