As you know, the three-year commitments to the most recent building fund campaign will come to a close on February 1, 2018.

The members of First Baptist Winfield sacrificed in the past to construct this facility, and it stands today as a testament of God’s blessings
on the previous campaign efforts. If you took part in the previous campaigns – THANK YOU!

Please prayerfully continue to support the final push – “FINISH THE RACE.”

In 2018 the church will begin the last four years on the debt repayment schedule. Will you make a commitment this year to support the
needs for 2018?

Compare this to four laps on a track:

Lap 1: January to December 2018
Lap 2: January to December 2019
Lap 3: January to December 2020
Lap 4: (Victory lap): January to December 2021

Victory is near!

Let’s finish the race strong. Why commit? A commitment to this campaign will help the church anticipate the level of giving to the budget and building fund this year. NO SPECIFIC PLEDGE AMOUNT
IS ASKED. Simply, will you commit to support your church needs next year. It expresses gratitude to God for what the church means.

The Commitment Card.

The commitment card will come to your home in the mail and can be returned on COMMITMENT DAY, NOVEMBER 19. The card can be returned

  1. Through Sunday School;
  2. The offering plate in the service;
  3. Box in Fellowship Mall;
  4. By mail;
  5. In person to the church office.

Thank you for what you will do!

Paul T. Murphy, Pastor

Please come and explore the Old Testament with us on Wednesday Nights this fall. The study is entitled Step by Step Through the Old Testament.

Promotion Day in Sunday School on August 27 will be a great day to gather at 9:00 a.m. Our wonderful teachers are inviting and planning on a full house. This will be a good day to start back to SS or begin for the first time Inviting people one by one is how Jesus did the work of evangelism.

Rick Warren related the experience of hearing his dying father tell the passion of his heart to reach one more. Warren recounted, “The Thursday night before he died, Alyssa, my niece, and Kay and I were in that room by his bedside. All of a sudden my dad got very agitated, and he tried to get up and he tried to get out of bed. And Kay said, ‘Jimmy you’ve got to lay back down. You're sick; you're dying.’ He kept trying to get out of bed, very agitated,
trying to get out. And finally Kay said, ‘Jimmy, what are you trying to do? What do you want?’ He said, ‘I've got to save one more for Jesus. Got to save one more for Jesus. Got to save one more for Jesus.’ He said that probably a hundred times in the next hour. ‘Save one more for Jesus. Save one more for Jesus.’ That is a man on a mission.”

—Bro. Paul

Thank you so much for those who have made this summer special. The children’s ministry has provided many fun and fellowship opportunities for the kids. The VBS was one of the best, and this week has seen high numbers of children in backyard Bible clubs. ThanksThank you so much for those who have made this summer special. The children’s ministry has provided many fun and fellowship opportunities for the kids. The VBS was one of the best, and this week has seen high numbers of children in backyard Bible clubs. Thanksvolunteers. The students had a great number at camp and fellowship activities through thesummer.

Many participated in the associational and Acteens mission trips. The collegestudents volunteered service to help with weekly food boxes, enjoyed Bible study and a good fellowship trip. We have had some great times in worship, music, and Word.

Now, let’s labor together for a great fall. The Sunday School training and Promotion Daypreparation will be a must for a dynamic fall of outreach. Thank you to those who willwillingly serve this next church year. Pray and participate in our deacon selectionprocess this Sunday.

Please remember in prayer and support the Vinings at the end of this month as they go on mission in Africa. They will share Christ with a needy people and land.

I look forward to seeing each one each Sunday!

--Bro. Paul