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Baptisms Dual Membership Jeremy Giovinazzo Paul McConnell Yuni Padron Statement of Faith Juan Panqueva Tiffany Castle

Marilu Rodriquez Greg Willard Karly Smith Nicholas Wardick Decisions continued on the back panel of this First Word.

Decisions for Christ

Last Weekend

January 26 & 27

Worship Attendance
1,138 2,098 1,212 4,448

Answers in Genesis - Upcoming Special Conference
At FBCN February 23-25

Saturday Night Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total


2012-2013 Operating Revenues July 1, 2012 - Jan 27, 2013 Budget Actual Variance

Financial Stewardship

January 26 & 27

Bible & Life Attendance
20 731 160 396 912 673 2,892

Debt balance as of Jan 27 $6,285,461 Deacon of the Week February 4 - 10 David Johnson & Alex Todor
If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. For Spanish, call 601-6051.

$4,204,624 ($207,109)

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Home Groups Total

We are pleased to welcome Ken Ham and Dr. Gary Parker to First Baptist Church Naples, coming to speak to us about the truth of creation. All sessions are free.
For more information and details, please visit or call 239-596-8600 x678.

Next Week

Wednesday Family Meal
Meal for Feb 6 (4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Chicken Piccata, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Veggie, Dessert
Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe during regular business hours or at the door for $6 ` each or $25 for a family (immediate family residing in home). Alternate choices include grilled chicken breast, hamburger, pizza, or a grilled hot dog.

Decisions from Monday Night’s Discovering First Baptist Church Naples
Professions of Faith Buddy Lee Cliff Elizabeth Flores Tricia Jenks Margarita Mongiovi Marion Rolandi Claudia Sumalla Memberships by Statement of Faith Sherie Bolick Cedell Garland Bonnie Bunce Lorna Gill David Bunce Karen Hickox Deb Clark Holly Hudson Patricia Crespo Staci Metts Jeremy Dene Linda Rosenthal Frankie Everett Andrea Van Patten
Alice Rizzo Bruno Rizzo

Saturday, February 2
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

Mary Domres Linda Haines

Dual Memberships Michael Haines Bob Krampf Barbara Haynes Sue Krampf

Sunday, February 3
8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus RefresHer Women’s Ministry: Worship Center (east side) Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA: Education Building Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry: Chapel RefresHer Women’s Ministry: Worship Center (east side) High School Ministry: Student Center Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room Orchestra Rehearsal: Worship Center

There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and Sunday morning 11am services. Come meet Pastor Wicker.

Guest Reception

Touch Points

For more information about any of our ministries, please visit our church website at and like us on Facebook at

Tuesday, February 5

Wednesday, February 6
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

First Baptist Church Naples

Other events this week include: Betsy Evans Reception, Public Issues Meeting, SuperBowl Parties, MOPS, Prayer for our Pastors, Celebrate Recovery, Holding onto H.O.P.E., and Grief Share. Please see our weekly schedule at

Turning Around a Downturn
Our nation has not only experienced an economic downturn, but has gone over the fiscal cliff. Tragically, what was true of Israel after the death of Joshua is also a description of America’s moral dropoff: “There arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10). We are experiencing a tidal wave of immorality Dr. Hayes Wicker and amorality. We are a cut-flower civilization. While a Senior Pastor sign of life remains, we have cut ourselves off from our biblical roots; the petals have drooped and fallen. We still look good and seem prosperous, but our days are numbered unless we learn to “abide in the Vine” of Christ (John 15:5). Since our nation has tried to kick God out of the classrooms, the courts, and the media, we repeat the mistake of the ancients: “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). One youthful rock star told an interviewer, “I believe in absolutely nothing.” However, God always has a plan for revival. I feel led to share that plan in a new series of messages beginning next weekend based on the book of Judges. Perhaps no book in the Bible speaks more graphically to our time, because it presents living examples of ordinary people who served God in extraordinary ways. You certainly see “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” including heroes like Gideon and Deborah, but also losers like Samson. We learn from this study that we must repent of sin and renounce the world of a society without standards. As evangelist D. L. Moody said, “The place for the ship is in the sea, but God help the ship if the sea gets into it!” I trust that you have been blessed by the study, “Trusting and Thanking God in Tough Times,” as we have orbited around the truths of Romans 8. My message this weekend will tie up loose knots concerning thankfulness. I am certainly thankful to God for the incredible 99.5% ballot call to Mrs. Betsy Evans to be our Children’s Ministry Director. Please welcome her and her husband, Jim, at one of the receptions this weekend. May the Lord raise up “volunteers among the people” (Judges 5:9) for all of our ministries. Also, pray “that the leaders lead” in Naples as we “bless the Lord” (Judges 5:2).

Public Issues Committee - Our first meeting of 2013 will be this Sunday, February 3 at 4:00pm in AD145 (Administration Building, large conference room). Anyone is welcome to join us if you would like to find out how to make a difference in this church and our community by making people aware of the public issues that effect us daily. Outreach Evangelism - Sign-up cards will be in the seat pockets this weekend. Our new semester is beginning on Sunday, Feb 10 from 5pm-7:45pm in Room DC121. Visitation will begin this same evening. Please join us as Dr. Wicker and our pastoral staff will teach the presentation of the gospel in a variety of visitation settings. Visitations will include all new outreach of visitors, prospects, and more. Map options will be available. No experience is necessary. Childcare must be pre-registered. You may obtain your childcare reservation at the Preschool Rotunda in the Education Building before and after all worship services. For more details, contact Linda at 596-8600 x280. Employment Opportunity - FBCN is seeking to hire a part-time (20 hours a week) Audio/Video Technician. Applicants must have experience with Audio Control Consoles and be able to lift heavy equipment (50 lbs). Hours are flexible, but nights and weekends will be required. Please apply online at Safety & Security Volunteers Needed - For our security kiosks in the Commons and Family Life Building during FBA school days Mondays through Fridays (1/2 day or full day). These volunteers answer phones, sign visitors in and out, guide visitors to their destinations, and help teachers while they move children. Free shirt provided. For more information, please call Ron at 825-1302. FBCN Staff Anniversaries for February Holly Williamson Operations Ministry Assistant Rodney Estes Premises Keeper Reinaldo Faget-Mora Premises Keeper Merrill Schroer Grounds Keeper Herb Small Executive Chef Ginny Peiffer Student Ministry Assistant Joshua Mastrangelo Premises Keeper (part-time) Eric Yeldell Associate Pastor/Contemporary Worship Kyle Radcliffe Premises Keeper (part-time) 13 years 8 years 8 years 6 years 5 years 5 years 1 year 1 year 1 year

Upcoming Events

Missions Kiosk - Helps Outreach is at the Missions Kiosk in the Commons this weekend. Please stop by and visit them, and see how you can help them help the needy of Collier County. Volunteer Needed - A greeter is needed every other Saturday night for the Children’s Ministry to help our visitors and families during the 7:30pm BLG hour. Please contact Nancy at 596-8600 x350 for more information. Middle School Superbowl Party - Sunday, Feb 3 from 6pm-10:30pm (with option to leave after half time) in the Student Center for all 5th-8th grade students. This is a free event with lots of food and prizes. Bring your friends! High School First Annual Chili Bowl - Sunday, February 3 from 3-5pm on the Football Field. Flag football tournament and chili! Register your team of seven now (all teams MUST have at least 2 girls). This is a free event and prizes will be awarded. Bring your friends! C2 College & Career (for those in their 20s) - Sunday Super Bowl Bible Study this Sunday, February 3 at 5:00pm at Pam & Terry Cole’s house (9062 Autumn Haze Drive). After the Bible study, we will watch the game and have dinner. We will also be having a Slumber Party on Friday, February 8 at our house beginning at 7:00pm. Bring sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow, etc. If you have any questions about either event, please call/text/email Pam at 2725583 or or Terry at 572-3316 or Women’s Ministry - Join us as we study the book of Nehemiah. Two opportunities are available: Tuesday at 9:00am or Wednesday at 6:30pm (both in the Worship Center). Childcare is available for preschool age children. Call 596-8600 x360 to preregister your child. For more information, call the Women’s Ministry at 596-8600 x241. DNOW Update - The Student Ministry would like to express an enormous amount of gratitude for the successful event we had 2 weeks ago. DNOW Weekend 2013 was amazing. Eighteen church families hosted 180 students for a 2 night, 2 day conference that focused on living the “Exchanged” life, based on 2 Corinthians 5:17. Matt Setliffe, our speaker, brought God’s Word to life consistently and challenged our students in a dynamic way, including a “burial service” at Lowdermilk Beach where students had an opportunity to “bury” their old life and sinful habits. That service resulted in 5 students baptized in the gulf. Our students also participated in 18 service projects throughout the community as they were challenged to love others in word and deed. On Sunday evening, our students presented a love offering to Matt Setliffe to help his family begin their ministry of planting churches in Glasgow, Ireland. DNOW Weekend was possible only because ` of the tremendous outpouring of help from our church family. Thank you to all who invested in the lives of those 180 students. Senior Adult Luncheon - Thursday, Feb 14 at 11:30am in the Worship Center. Special entertainment by “The Mockingbirds” and food will be catered by Carrabas. The cost is $7.00 if your ticket is purchased by February 7. After that, the ticket cost is $10 each. Deadline to purchase your ticket is noon on February 11. Tickets are available at the Media Ministry window, church office, or Pastoral Care office. Please call Vada at 596-8600 x268 for details. Men’s Ministry - Men and Boys (age 7 and up) Camping Trip Friday, Feb 15 at 5:45pm until 1:00pm on Sat, Feb 16 at Camp Cocohatchee (behind Germain Toyota on US41). The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 50 people. You can sign-up on Wednesday nights at Band of Brothers (in the Chapel at 6:30pm). For more information, email Terry Cole at tcole@ or call him at 572-3316.



Welcome Reception This Weekend in the Commons After all BLGs
By a 99.5% vote, Mrs. Betsy Evans is our new Children’s Ministry Director. Please come congratulate Betsy at a Welcome Reception in her honor THIS WEEKEND in the Commons (over by the bookstore) on Saturday at 8:30pm (after BLGs) and on Sunday at 12:00pm (after BLGs).

Mrs. Betsy Evans

New Arrivals - Pierce Ryken Amo was born on December 20, 2012 weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and measuring 22 inches long. Proud parents are Kent & Tanya and siblings are Lauren & Kayla. Taralyn Kay Thomas was born on December 25, 2012 weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. Proud parents are Caleb & Michaela. Emily Grace Hall was born on January 4, 2013 weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 18.5 inches long. Proud parents are Adam & Elizabeth, and big brother is Ethan. Abigail Michelle Faircloth was born on January 25, 2013 weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 18 inches long. Proud parents are Justin & Alana, and big brother is Caleb. Absent From the Body; Present With the Lord - FBCN member Carolyn Sue Wolfe passed away on Jan 28. We express our sympathy to her family. First Baptist Academy - Thank you to those who partnered with FBA to help prepare our High School students for life, learning, and leadership through various internships and service opportunities. Students participated in on-site visits, demonstrations, and hands-on training with area professionals from the insurance, architecture, broadcasting, creative arts, and hospitality industries. Students also served others by repairing homes in Orlando, using basketball as a platform for sharing Christ in Ohio, and serving residents in Immokalee and at St. Matthew’s House. Several junior and senior students completed internships in the legal, financial, culinary arts, manufacturing, medical treatment, and trade industries.