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Published by: First Baptist Church Naples on Aug 06, 2014
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“The Kind of Music That Just Soothes the Soul”

Perhaps more than any other area of life, there is variety in
music. In Los Angeles, on February 23, 1994, a 17-year old
young man killed his father in a dispute over loud music.
Some reading this article grew up listening to Big Band,
others loved Elvis, and others enjoyed the Beatles, Pearl
Jam, or U2. Whether you have listened to the King or the
Boss, grooved to those Jersey Boys, the Four Seasons,
many would say with Bob Seger, “Give me that old time
rock ‘n’ roll, the kind of music that just soothes the soul.” Of
course, “volume control” is rock’s funniest oxymoron!
While some may praise Pavarotti and others mellow out on jazz, the Lord has
called all of us to “sing a new song.” “With my song I give thanks to Him” (Psalm
28:7). Whether the “singers” have decades of pastoral ministry under their belt
like me or are young like our student pastors, we all declare, “The Lord is my
strength and my shield, with Him my heart trusts and I am helped” (Psalm 28:7).
So that kind of music is based on the Rock of Ages and just soothes the soul.
While Janet and I are away this last week on vacation, you will be blessed by
the preaching of our dynamic High School Pastor, Kevin Taylor.
After Kevin preached last time in my absence, I heard numerous glowing reports
from many. Janet and I were also blessed to hear him through live-streaming.
In a contemporary, yet biblical way, he certainly relates to students but also to
adults. We are grateful for his three years in our church and 19 years in ministry,
as a graduate of Clearwater Christian College and Liberty University. Please
hear him gladly. I look forward to being back in the pulpit next weekend and
sharing once again from 1 Thessalonians, as we look at how to maintain moral
and sexual purity.
Churchwide Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor
Children’s Ministry
New Believers in Christ
Missions Ministry
Nigeria Mission Trip
On the Field Through August 5
Our own Associate Pastor of Missions, Dr. David Heath, went to
work with the people of the Dukawa, C’Lela, Fakai, and Reshe
languages in NW Nigeria. Please be praying for him.
FBCN Staff Anniversaries for June
Rhonda Wright Executive Ministry Assistant/Discipleship 15 years
Rae Manchester Lighthouse Bookstore Manager 11 years
Luis Rodriguez Operations Technician 10 years
Ron Scammon Director of Safety & Security 10 years
Bob Williamson Grounds Keeper (part-time) 8 years
Mark Tucker Media Production/Website Manager 6 years
Matt Coulter IT Manager 3 years
Tina Platter Music Ministry Assistant 3 years
Carol Bleich Children’s Choir Director 2 years
Joshua Jones Student Ministry Assistant 1 year
FBCN Staff Anniversaries for August
Foundations 101
Bible & Life Group for New Believers
Begins Saturday, August 16 at 7:30pm in DC112
This class is for new believers and anyone who is interested
in learning the basic principles and truths of the Christian
faith. It will begin on Saturday, August 16 and run through
November 29. If you know someone who is a new believer,
please tell him/her about this class. For more information,
please call Lou at 596-8600 x258.
Protected Harbor
At the Missions Kiosk in the Commons
As we develop our plans for our next men’s home, and
implement our fundraising strategies, we ask for your help
in praying for our mission. Stop by the Missions Kiosk to fnd
out more information.
Helps Outreach Food Drive
August 23 & 24
Please bring a bag flled with canned, dry, or other non-
perishable foods on Saturday, August 23 or Sunday, August
24. Place the bag behind your car as you park for worship.
Members of the Ken Hess BLG will pick up those bags and
deliver them to Helps Outreach. Help us share the hope and
provision of Jesus with the less fortunate in our community.
Bible & Life Group EMPACT Leaders
All EMPACT Leaders Meeting
Sunday, August 17 5:00-6:30pm in the Fellowship/Recreation Gym
It is very important that all adult BLG EMPACT leaders attend this meeting. We
will have pizza and drinks. So if you serve as Evangelism Leader, Missions
Leader, Prayer Leader, Assimilation Leader, Community Leader, Teacher, or
Class Administrator, please mark your calendar now.
C2 (College/Career) Singles Ages 18-29
Senior Adults
C2 Annual Retreat “Inside Out”
August 15 at 4:00pm - August 17 at 4:00pm
Christian Retreat Center in Bradenton, FL
Total cost of $50 is due no later than August 5. Space is limited.
Join us for this getaway of physical and spiritual renewal.
Retreat includes worship services, outdoor activities, hotel-
like accommodations, and buffet style breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. Reserve your spot today. Contact Alisha at 580-8834
or tellyandalisha@gmail.com for more information.
Sensational Celebration
October 12-15
Central Florida
Join us for worship, preaching, and fellowship. $100 holds
your spot. Deadline is Monday, August 18. Total cost is
$200, plus food. That includes transportation and 3 nights
accommodations. Bus will leave the church at 2:00pm
on Sunday, October 12. Sign-up today in the Fellowship
Hallway or Commons Information Desk. Call Vada at 596-
8600 x268 for more information.
Begins Thursday, August 28 at 6:00pm
In the Administration Building’s
Large Conference Room (AD145)
This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching
that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a
loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected
grief experts and real-life stories. This is followed by a
small group discussion. Your bereavement experience may
be recent, or not so recent. You will fnd encouragement,
comfort, and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child,
parent, sibling, or another family member or friend. Many
have said the information and follow-up discussions have
been very helpful. Everything is strictly confdential. Cost is
$15 for materials. For details, please call Betty at 738-4199.
Enter the church through the main Church Receptionist
Offce in the Administration Building.
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes
Tuesday, August 12 at 6pm in Room DC108
This is an informational meeting about foster care and
adoption. To register, please call Amy at 910-5273 or email
her at Amy.Roller@FBCHomes.org.
Building Kingdom Families
Block BLG led by Tom Rider
Saturday, September 6 - October 11
7:30pm in the Chapel
What is your plan to pass on a godly heritage to your children?
What are some key biblical imperatives that will help you?
What are the resources available to assist you? Join us for
this six session Block BLG. It is a unique opportunity to equip
parents to be all that God intends for them to be.
Big Daddy Weave Concert
Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm
“The Beautiful Offerings Tour”
Tickets are available now at chosentickets.com.
BLG and AWANA Needs
As we begin our fall session, we have many BLG volunteer
needs for Saturday nights: Two 1st grade teachers, one 3rd
grade assistant teacher, and several substitute teachers. For
Wednesday AWANA, we need volunteers for kindergarten,
1st grade, 3rd grade girls, and 3rd grade boys. Please call
Nancy at 596-8600 x350 for details.
Various Ministries
Church Quarterly Business Meeting
Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00pm in Room WC117
All church members are invited to attend.
Men’s & Women’s Ministries
Band of Brothers, RefresHer, and AWANA
Begin Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30pm
RefresHer Fall Study in the Worship Center
“Sermon on the Mount”
Join us as Janet Wicker teaches this nine-week study.
Matthew’s gospel contains three chapters for Jesus’ longest
recorded message, a sermon given to His disciples to
articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like.
We will navigate these three chapters as they were originally
heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to
challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation,
and sanctifcation. (RefresHer also meets on Tuesdays at
9am beginning August 26.)
Band of Brothers Fall Study in the Chapel
“Man Up”
Every Wednesday, we have a powerful time of teaching,
discussion, and fellowship. Our Discipleship Pastor, John
David Edie, and our pastoral team will teach us what it means
to “Man Up” for God and be the men He intends for us to be.
We will learn how to turn around the bad habits, lazy attitudes,
and general couch potato mentality that often overtakes us.
We can change through Christ and become leaders at home,
the church, our community, and the workplace.
First Baptist Church Naples
3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109
Offce Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Church Receptionist ..................................................................597-6057
Enter ext. # for direct connection ...............................................596-8600
Lighthouse Bookstore ................................................................449-4488
First Baptist Academy Naples ...................................................597-2233
24-Hour Prayer Line .....................................................597-PRAY (7729)
Church Email ..................................................................FBCN@fbcn.org
August 4 - 10
Lou Falorio
Ken Vickery
If you need assistance, please call
the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.
For Spanish, call 404-7764.
Deacon of the Week
Wednesday Family Meal
Live streaming
Saturday at 6:00pm
and Sunday at 9:30am
at fbcn.org!
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Ways to Connect Online with FBCN
Contact Us
Weekly Schedule
Last Weekend
This Upcoming Week
2013-2014 Operating Revenues
July 1, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Budget Actual Variance
$484,336 $456,102 ($28,234)
Financial Stewardship
Bible & Life Attendance
July 26 & 27
Saturday Night 1,200
Sunday 9:30 a.m. 1,358
Total 2,558
Wednesday Night Study 322
Decisions for Christ Worship Attendance
Visit a Bible & Life Group Today...
We Will Help You Find One!
How does a big church feel like a small community? By discovering our Bible
& Life Groups! Bible & Life Groups are people experiencing life-changing Bible
study and engaging in a lifestyle of reaching and serving others for Jesus Christ
with a group of genuine friends. Visit the information desk in the Commons. The
helpful volunteers there can guide you to a Bible & Life Group ftted just for you.
See what God is doing!
Debt balance as of July 27
First Time Guests
Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples
We are glad that you came to worship with us. Our worship services are
intended to give praise to God and reveal how Jesus gives hope for all who
call on His name. We hope that you feel at home here! Greeters at the doors
can help with any immediate needs/questions that you may have. Volunteers
at the Information Desk in the Commons are there to assist you in fnding the
perfect Bible & Life Group. Thank you for joining us today! For more detailed
information about our church and ministries, please call Lou at 596-8600 x258.
July 26 & 27
Saturday Night 692
Sunday 8:15 a.m. 58
Sunday 11:00 a.m. 729
Home Groups 188
Total 1,667
Statement of Faith
Ion Radu
Maria Radu
Dr. Hayes Wicker Senior Pastor
Beverly Burgoyne Director of Preschool Ministry
Greg Clydesdale Associate Pastor/Middle School Ministry
Miguel Cruz Hispanic Congregation Pastor
John David Edie Associate Pastor of Discipleship
Betsy Evans Children’s Ministry Director
Steve Hayes Associate Pastor/Biblical Counseling
Dr. David Heath Associate Pastor of Missions
Shannon Moore Director of Women’s Ministry
John Patterson Associate Pastor/Media & Technology
Douglas Pigg Senior Associate Pastor
Tom Rider Associate Pastor/School Administrator
Larry Rigley Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care
Dr. Todd Stearns Associate Pastor/Worship & Music
Kevin Taylor Associate Pastor/High School Ministry
Kevin VanDuser Associate Pastor/FBCN SportsOutreach
Eric Yeldell Associate Pastor/Contemporary Worship & Ministries
Find out more about each Pastoral Staff member by going to our website:
Pastoral Staff
August 6 (4:45-6:00pm in the
Fellowship/Recreation Gym)
Baked Chicken, Roasted Potatoes,
Vegetable, Salad, Dessert
Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse
Cafe or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a
family. Alternate choices available.
Saturday, August 2
5:00 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
6:00 p.m. Worship Service: Worship Center
6:00 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Modular 1
7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Sunday, August 3
8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
9:00 a.m. Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED207
9:00 a.m. Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
9:30 a.m. Worship Service: Worship Center
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
12:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Student Center
6:00 p.m. Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4
6:30 p.m. Haitian Worship Service: Modular 2
Wednesday, August 6
4:45 p.m. Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym
6:30 p.m. Wacky Wednesdays Kids Program: DC120 Kidztown Worship
6:30 p.m. Summer Adult Bible Study: Worship Center
6:30 p.m. High School Ministry: Student Center
6:30 p.m. Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym
6:30 p.m. Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room
Other events this week include: C2 Softball, Deacon Meeting, and
Celebrate Recovery

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