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First Word January 30 & 31, 2010

FAITH Evangelism
Kick Off Banquet
Sunday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m.

FAITH
in the Worship Center
There is still time for you to come and join!!! Sign up during the services this
weekend. Our guest speaker will be David Burton, Director of Evangelism for the
Florida Baptist Convention. There will be a $5.00 donation for the dinner.

You will need to Pre-Register for Child Care. Child Care


reservation tickets are available at the Preschool Rotunda
in the education building during all services (please note
that the deadline is Sunday at noon).

First Baptist Church Naples


Job Openings
From November 2008 to Proverbs 11:18 “He who sows righteousness
November 2009, recent gets a true reward.” You will be rewarded
statistics revealed that both in this life with joy and fulfillment as
the unemployment rate well as in eternity.
in the U.S. climbed from
6.8% to 10.0%, despite the David Burton, our outstanding Florida
current administration’s Baptist Convention Director of Evangelism,
predictions that it would will speak at our FAITH banquet on Sunday.
peak at 8% in 2009. At the end of 2009 I have never known a more zealous and
there were approximately 15.4 million consistent soul winner than David. Even
unemployed, which had risen from 7.5 if you are not sure about the seven week
million unemployed when the recession commitment this season, please attend
began in December, 2007. In the third with an open mind and heart. The true,
quarter of last year, 277,924 workers were biblical “stimulus package” is not only the
laid off. In the past three months the Great Commission but also the leadership
economy has seen 135,000 job payroll of the Spirit, the need of the community
losses per month. Unfortunately, many in and the passion of your pastor and staff.
our church and community give a face to Please say, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)
these statistics. It is certainly a difficult time.
These statistics are probably low and do May we join Baptists around the nation
not account for those who have given up this weekend for a Day of Prayer for our
job searches or are part-time. churches, nation, and Convention. Pray
for our Great Commission Resurgence
While all who are able should seek Task Force which, on a national level, is
meaningful employment (Proverbs 12:11; seeking God’s direction for the future.
13:11), there are many job openings in The future of our missions enterprises is
our church ministry, which do not provide at stake. Jonathan Edwards wrote of how
paid salary, but offer many rewards. As we in our earnest, humble seeking of God
begin a semester of FAITH evangelism and “multitudes of God’s dear children are
discipleship, we should remember Proverbs sending up their cries to the same common
11:30-31: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree Father.” Actually, being an intercessor may
of life, and he who is wise wins souls.” I am be the most needed kingdom job on the
urging you to apply to be a “soul-winner.” planet.
No experience is necessary. No resume
is required. Your only reference and prior
experience is new birth through the Savior.
We are urging you to discover the joy of

Guest Reception
There is a guest reception in the Commons immediately following the
Saturday night and the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service. Come and meet
Dr. Wicker.
Men’s and Women’s Ministry Events

Band of Brothers
A Ministry for Men of All Ages
The Battle For Godliness

Wednesday Evening Men’s Study


6:25 - 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Great time of study and fellowship as we learn
how to fight the battle together.

Guest Speaker Chip Ingram


Men’s Ministry airs Saturdays on 91.5 FM at 11 a.m. & 9 p.m.

Only 4 weeks left to Purchase your Tickets !


A Conference for ...
Women Influencing the Next Generation

February 26-27t
h, 2010:
Vicki Courtney
For event details and ticket purchasing
information go to: www.fbcn.org
Tickets on SALE now in the Lighthouse
Bookstore and Media Ministry Booth
Location: FBCN
Times: Friday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
You will not want to miss this conference...
for moms of boys, girls, and both!
Bible and Life Groups

G u e s t
Karen Be M y
ad’s BLG
Forrest He

You are cordially welcome to be part of


one of our Bible and Life Groups!

Kids Winter Extreme!!!


Would you like to know what’s happening in DC 120 each and every
orner

weekend? If you’re interested, send your 1st through 4th grade children to
KidzTown Worship. They’ll be sure to tell you that we worship “Kid Style”.
As we continue our series called, “Winter
Extreme” this week, we will be looking at
the life of Jesus in the book of Matthew as
our children learn what Jesus had to say
about respecting authority.
Our children will tell you that we
have a great time studying God’s Word,
singing His praises, and seeking His will.
At the conclusion of KidzTown Worship,
your child will be escorted to his KidzTown
Neighborhood (BLG) where he/she will further learn more from God’s Word
and experience the love of God in a relational small group atmosphere,
while you, the parent, have the opportunity to be a part of an adult BLG.
Be a part of the fun and experience the blessings today- you and your
child!

KidzTown begins Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and


Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Upcoming Events and Annoucements

“How To Give God What He Wants The Most”


Speaking for Men’s Ministry
Chip Ingram:
Wednesday, February 3, starting
at 6:25 p.m. in the Chapel
What most Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into religious activities or
performance-based Christianity. Instead, Chip’s message will reveal to us a relational
profile of what it means to be a disciple, as well as a proven pathway to becoming more
like Jesus each day.

• If you’ve become stagnant in your spiritual growth, START HERE.


• If you’ve become disengaged with your church experience, START HERE.
• If you are a new believer and unsure of how to grow spiritually, START HERE.
• If you are a mature Christian and are looking for a pathway to disciple others, START HERE.

Are you ready for the journey of your lifetime? START HERE.

February 1 , in room DC121 beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Led by Senior Pastor Hayes Wicker and Senior Associate Pastor Forrest Head, this is a
very informative dinner seminar for those who are new to First Baptist Church Naples,
those who want to join the church, or those who would like more information about our
church and ministries. Please RSVP by calling 596-8600 x679.
Childcare is available by reservation only by
calling 596-8600 x360.
Commit to connect this weekend in the Commons!!!

Student Choirs KICKOFF


& Pizza Blast
Feb. 7, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
PraiseKids: 4 year olds -
4th Grade, Ed. Bldg.
PROJECT56: 5th &
6th Grade, DC220
Lightforce: 7th-12th Grade,
Choir Room
(Gathering Time is 12:30 p.m.)
This will be the new Sunday schedule from February 7th - March 21st.
New Arrival of Twins
Mikaylah Elizabeth and Hannah Noel were born on January 8, 2010 to
Jonathan and Robin Jewell. Mikaylah weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces, and
measured 17.5”. Hannah weighed 4 pounds and 11 ounces, and measured 17”.
Congratulations to the family!
Saturday Greeters Needed
You can enjoy a very rewarding opportunity to serve as a Greeter on Saturday night.
Greeters provide a warm welcome and assist our guests as they arrive for worship or
Bible study. If you are a member and would like to share God’s love for people, we need
you on our Saturday night team. Please contact Vince Cordero at 384-0941 for more
information.
Ministries
Grief Share is for those who are hurting because
of the death of someone close to them. Please
tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers or family
members about this ministry that helps them
take steps toward healing. Grief Share meets in
room AD145 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, starting February 11, 2010. For
more information call Sharen at 596-8600 x244.
Holding Onto H.O.P.E.
(Helping Others through Pregnancy
Encouragement)
This ministry offers Christ-centered support and
encouragement to married women who are struggling
with the pain of infertility challenges, including primary
and secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, early infant
death, and adoption loss. This group of women will meet monthly for a time of prayer,
discussion, and encouragement from God’s Word and other Christian supplemental
materials. For more information, please contact Sue Gonzalez at sgonzalez@fbalions.
org or call the Women’s Ministry office at 596-8600 x241. The next meeting is
February 4th at 6:30 p.m. in DC111.

Apples of Gold is a mentoring ministry based on Titius 2:3-5. The program is for mature
women in the faith to take younger married women under their wings and engage in
six weeks of Bible study and its practical application in our marriages and homes. The
subjects are kindness, loving your husband, loving your children, submission, purity
and hospitality. We also teach cooking, table setting and shopping tips. We meet in the
intimate setting of a home. A cooking demonstration and meal are shared each week.

Our new session begins: Thursday, February 4th.


You may pick up a registration form in RefresHer or at the Information Kiosks during
weekend services.

For more information please contact Brenda Howard


595-2009 or psa1812@comcast.net
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          
        
         
         

         


 
        


            


       

         
        
        




 
       
        
         





          

          
          
        
          
            
         

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

Prayer Shawl Ministry
This month only . . . please join us Friday February 12,
2010 at 10:00 a.m. in AD 145. Prayer Shawl will resume
again on the Third Friday of each month, beginning
March 19, 2010.

Looking For Champions


Champions are church members who are needed to
coordinate/lead many ministries within First Baptist. This week we
are highlighting:
Crown Ministry
Crown Ministry teaches people biblical principles
regarding finances and possessions, through a variety of forums
and tools. The goal is to help people know Christ more intimately
and to enable them to be free to serve Him.
The champion will share his/her passion for helping people
through financial challenges by scheduling events throughout
the year, recruiting leaders/counselors, recruiting class members,
and staying abreast of new Crown offerings.
The weekly commitment is expected to average five hours.
The champion can be a seasonal resident.
Contact Jim Hill at 596-8600 ext. 242.
Campus Tours
6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Academy Reception


6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program
7:00 p.m.

Our guest speaker is:


First Baptist Academy
t Baptist Academy
Orange Blossom Drive
High School
Dr. Gary Chapman
aples, FL 34109 Financial Aid Best
Seminar
Selling Author
one: 239-597-2233
: www.fbalions.orgMonday, February 1, 2010
“ The Five Love Languages”
For more information or to host a table,
please call (239) 596-8600, ext. 619.

st Baptist Academy
announces the

7th Annual
Friends of the Lion
Banquet
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Campus Tours
6:00 p.m.
Reception
6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program
7:00 p.m.

t Baptist Academy
Our guest speaker is:
Orange Blossom Drive Dr. Gary Chapman
aples, FL 34109
Best Selling Author
one: 239-597-2233
: www.fbalions.org
“The Five Love Languages”
For more information or to host a table,
please call (239) 596-8600, ext. 619.
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
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Conference led by:


Dr. Gary Chapman
Best Selling Author of
The Five Love Languages




Tickets are on SALE now


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in the Lighthouse Bookstore.
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, January 30
6:00 p.m. Worship Service/Worship Center
6:00 p.m. KidzTown Children’s Worship/DC120
6:00 p.m. Hispanic Worship Service/Chapel
7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus
Sunday, January 31
8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Group for 60+/DC107
9:30 a.m. Worship Service/Worship Center
9:30 a.m. Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus
9:30 a.m. KidzTown Children’s Worship/DC120
10:00 a.m. Vietnamese Bible Study and Worship/DC220
11:00 a.m. Worship Service/Worship Center
11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus
12:30 p.m. Hispanic Worship Service/Student Center
5:00 p.m. Romanian Baptist Mission/Modulars 3 & 4
6:00 p.m. FAITH Evangelism Kick-Off Banquet/Worship Center
Monday, February 1
6:30 p.m. Discovering First Baptist Church Naples/DC121
Tuesday, February 2
9:00 a.m. RefresHer/WC100a
7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Women’s Step/DC107
7:00 p.m. The Vine College & Career Service/Student Center
Wednesday, February 3
6:20 p.m. AWANA
6:30 p.m. RefresHer/Worship Center
6:30 p.m. Men’s Ministry/Chapel
6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
8:00 p.m. Orchestra/Worship Center
Thursday, February 4
6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery/SC100
6:00 p.m. Divorce Care/DC107
6:30 p.m. Financial Peace/DC108
6:30 p.m. Cancer Support Group/DC110
6:30 p.m. Holding Onto Hope/DC111


Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ Worship Attendance
January 23 & 24
Membership by Saturday Night Total 1,216
Statement of Faith Sunday Morning 9:30 2,062
Linda Howard Sunday Morning 11:00 1,440
Tom Collins Total 4,718

Bible & Life Attendance


January 23 & 24
Financial Stewardship Saturday Night 962
Sunday 8:15 73
2009-2010 Operating Revenues Sunday 9:30 546
July 1, 2009 - January 23, 2010 Sunday 11:00 1,000
Home Groups 373
Budget Actual Variance Total 2,954
$4,081,528 $4,085,110 $3,582

Next Week
Deacon of the Week Dr. Wicker on the Radio
February 1 - February 7 You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at
Steve Rooney & Jim Allen 1:00 p.m. on 91.5 Kingdom FM WJYO.
Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM
If you need assistance, please call the church
at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, and
deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. on Praise FM 89.5 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday
For Spanish, call 601-6051. afternoons.

Wednesday Family Meal


Meal for February 3rd
Beef Tips with Noodles, Vegetable, Salad, Dinner Roll, Dessert
Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe during regular business hours or at the
door for $5.50 each or $22.00 for a family (please, immediate family residing in home).
Alternate choices include grilled chicken breast, hamburger, pizza, or a grilled foot long hot dog.

Bookstore and Cafe Hours


Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.





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Pastoral Staff
Dr. Hayes Wicker....................................................................................................... Senior Pastor
Miguel Cruz.....................................................................................Hispanic Congregation Pastor
Greg Davidson....................................................... ......Associate Pastor/Evangelism & Discipleship
Beverly Day................................................................................... Director of Preschool Ministry
Nathan Dooley.......................................................................Associate Pastor/High School Ministry
Nathan Gaddis............................................................................. Worship/Creative Arts Associate
Steve Hayes....................................................................... Associate Pastor/Single Adult Ministry
Forrest Head...............................................................................................Senior Associate Pastor
Jim Hill........................................................................ Director of Single Parent Family Ministry
Lewis Howard......................................................................................Associate Pastor/Education
Shannon Moore............................................................................... Director of Women’s Ministry
Doug Pigg...................................................................Associate Pastor of Church Administration
Tom Rider..........................................................................Associate Pastor/School Administrator
Larry Rigley......................................................................... Associate Pastor/Children’s Ministry
Dr. Todd F. Stearns................................................................Associate Pastor/Worship and Music
Kevin Van Duser........................................................... Associate Pastor/Middle School Ministry

Church Office
3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109
Office 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
Church Website..........................................................................................................www.fbcn.org