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FirstWord August 29 and 30, 2009

FAITH Evangelism
Kick-Off Banquet
Our fall kick-off with Dr. Michael Lewis is this Sunday. There will
be a $5.00 requested donation for the dinner. Sign ups are available
during weekend services.
Sunday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.
in the Worship Center

Living Beyond Yourself
Do you desire to better understand the freedom of a life filled with
the fruit of the Spirit? Then join RefresHer for this Beth Moore
study.
Starting this Tuesday, September 1st at 9:00 a.m. & Wednesday,
September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. See page 3 for more info.

First Baptist Church Naples
Welcomes You!
What You Need to Win
Gene Sarazen, former 11:30). You do not have to hit remarkable
resident of Marco shots or be a legendary witness. Just hit
Island, is considered the ball! We will not change our world
one of golf’s greatest without personal conversion through
players. His 271 for faith in Christ. Our nation’s only hope is
four rounds was the His salvation, and many in our area need
Master’s course record for 30 years, but it you. “How then will they call on Him in
appeared that Craig Wood would win in whom they have not believed? How will
the late round of 1935. On the 15th tee, they believe in Him whom they have not
he was down two strokes and facing a heard? And how will they hear without a
485-yard par-5. Gene hit 230-yards from preacher (a proclaimer)?” (Romans 10:14).
the pin. He heard a cheer from 18, where
Wood had birdied. His partner, Walter We have the privilege of going into
Hagen, said, “Well, that is that.” But Gene homes and fulfilling Romans 10:15, having
asked his caddie, “beautiful feet” by
who was nick- “bringing good
named Stovepipe, news.” Even if you
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to win?” He told banquet, there is
him that he still time to get
needed a score of involved. Your
4 threes. With a four wood, he hit the ball influence and impact will go “around the
over a pond onto the green and into the world” in a chain reaction.
cup with a score of 2! Sarazen pared the
last three holes and won the next day in a Watch God work His miracle in you. Don’t
playoff. Golf historians call his remarkable be discouraged; there is still time to
feat on the 15th hole, “The shot heard win. In order to win a soul to Christ, you
round the world.” must be available to the Holy Spirit and
simply share the truth of Jesus Christ in
As we enter a new FAITH semester of an understandable way. Though the Lord
evangelism and discipleship, we ask, does the saving, we do the sharing and
“What do we need to do to win?” The Word leave the results to Him.
says “He that wins souls is wise” (Proverbs

Guest Reception
There is a guest reception in the Commons immediately following the Saturday night
and Sunday morning worship services. Come and meet Dr. Wicker.
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Promotion Weekend!!
Promotion weekend for KidzTown Worship and Bible and Life
Groups for children entering 1st through 4th grades will take place
on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th. Children will
move up from Island Kids to KidzTown Worship on this weekend.
Your child’s parent pager nametag will print out the new location for
their BLG classroom where they can meet their teachers for this next
year. The Children’s Ministry Department is excited to share God’s
Word with your child.

AfterGlow Night
On August 29, the Single Adults Ministry will have an exciting
time of food, fun, and fellowship as a great evening is planned
to kick off around 8:40 p.m., after Bible and Life Groups that
Saturday evening. The cafe will be open to provide sandwiches
and salads, including a special dollar menu for the kids. Games
will be provided for children out in the courtyard, making this a
great time to meet new people, and enjoy some live music.
You will not want to miss this!

Student Music Kickoffs
Sunday, September 13 @ 5 p.m.
PROJECT56 (5th-6th graders in Discipleship Center # 220)
Ministry Leader: Todd Stearns
LIGHTFORCE (7th-12th graders in the Choir Room)
Ministry Leader: Nathan Gaddis
PraiseKids 2009
Yes! It’s time for PraiseKids to begin again! Sunday, September 13,
5 p.m. in the Education Building is our kick-off Sunday! There will
be lots of singing, games, treats, and prizes. Don’t miss it! Bring a
friend!
The PraiseKids program is
a graduated choir program,
ages PreK-four through grade
four. Pre-registration begins
now! Please go to the preschool
rotunda to obtain a registration
form and turn it in no later than
September 9.

We recommend this as there will
be no waiting in lines on our first
kick-off Sunday. You may also
obtain more information and
pre-register by phone. Just call
Gordon or Carol Bleich at 596-
8600 x248.

Are you a Mother of Preschoolers?
(children from birth through age 5)
If so, please join us! Our MOPS experience begins
together on Thursday, September 17. We meet
the first and third Thursday of each month from
9:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in WC117. You will not
want to miss our first meeting of the year!!!
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer
Patterson by calling (239) 352-8554 or by email at
jennifer@jjpatterson.com.
Visit www.fbcn.org for more information.
Christian Survival Kit
Our next PrimeTimers Luncheon, “Christian Survival Kit” will be held
on Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Worship Center. Tickets
are on sale in the Commons before and after services on August 30th
and September 6th, at the Media window, or stop by the office during
the week and see Vada. Cut off for ticket sales is Sunday morning,
September 6th. Please call 596-8600 x 268 for further information.
“The Christmas Post”
LCT Choir Retreat
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Come and listen to all the wonderful Christmas
music! Hear a synopsis of the powerful dramatic
story!! Enjoy a delicious catered meal together!!!
We need a great turn-out of singers for the
trees this year. Call Keith in the Music Office at
596-8600 x 229 for more information.

Registration for the Retreat is $10.00.

An exciting opportunity to explore a video series led by Dave Ramsey
is opening up starting September 22. The cost per family attending the
sessions is $99 which includes materials. *If the class is completed within
13 weeks, FBCN will refund 50% of your investment into the class.
That’s how much we believe in this!!
Register: Starting this weekend in Commons Area (after services)
Fact: The average family that attends this class pays off $5,300 in debt, and
saves $2,700 during the 13-week period. What are you waiting for?
For more information, please visit fbcn.org or call 596-8600 x249.
Beach Baptism
September 6th
If you would like to be baptized
in the Gulf of Mexico next
Sunday (September 6th), please
call Linda at 596-8600 x280.
Lighthouse Cafe
Don’t forget some of our
regular summer favorites
Ice-spressos (regular or light), Edy’s ice cream,
Smoothies, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Espressos, etc.

Double Services Soon
Coming the weekend of October 3-4, First Baptist
Church Naples will be returning to two Sunday
morning services. The first one will be starting at
9:30 a.m. followed by the second service, which
will begin at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held
in the Worship Center.

Lighthouse Bookstore SALE!
Everyday Low Pricing!!!
Every book, Bible, and gift item
is now 20% off the listed price!
This is not a sale; this is our
new everyday low pricing.
Every DAY, ALL the Time!
Every item in the entire store
is discounted by 20% off the
retail price!! Stop by and see
how much you can save! Some
items that are on consignment
will not be included in the 20%
discount.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Jim and Kay Bigelow and Ken and Jackie Lerdahl are both
celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries on August 29th, 2009.
Congratulations Jim & Kay and Ken & Jackie!
Upcoming Events
Saturday, August 29
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, August 30
8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Group for 60+/DC107
9:30 a.m. Worship Service/Worship Center
9:30 a.m. KidzTown Children’s Worship/DC120
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study and Worship/Modulars 3 & 4
10:00 a.m. Vietnamese Bible Study and Worship/DC220
11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups for All Ages/Various Rooms on Campus
12:30 p.m. Hispanic Worship Service/Student Center
5:00 p.m. Romanian Baptist Mission/Modulars 3 & 4
5:00 p.m. Faith Evangelism Kick-off Banquet/Worship Center
Tuesday, September 1
8:30 a.m. Tuesday RefresHer Begins/WC100a
7:00 p.m. The Vine College & Career Service/Student Center
Wednesday, September 2
4:45 p.m. Wednesday Night Family Meal/Gym
6:20 p.m. AWANA Children’s Ministry/Children’s Wing
6:30 p.m. Women’s RefresHer/WC100a
6:30 p.m. Men’s Ministry/WC100c
6:30 p.m. Middle School Ministry/Gym
6:30 p.m. High School Ministry/Student Center
6:30 p.m. Worship Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
7:00 p.m. Hispanic Bible Study/Modulars 2, 3, and 4
8:00 p.m. Worship Orchestra Rehearsal/Worship Center

Thursday, September 3
6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery/Student Center
6:30 p.m. Divorce Care/DC107
6:30 p.m. Holding on to H.O.P.E./DC108

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery
program for overcoming hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We
meet on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the Student
Center. Celebrate Recovery has groups for both men
and women dealing with alcohol/chemical dependency,
codependency, sexual addiction, and eating disorders. For
more information, please call Alicia at 596-8600 x264.
Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ Worship Attendance
Baptisms Membership by
Frances Panno Schultz Letter August 22 & 23
Brenda Ruby Saturday Night Total 1,253
Paul Siebens
Emma Ruby Hetty Siebens Sunday Morning 1,543
Destiny Prine Total 2,796
Membership by
Mason Rader Statement of Faith
Profession of Faith T.J. Wyatt-Sands
Rita Richardson Gennifer Tackett Bible & Life Attendance
Jon Lauterbach William Brocker
Joanne Rathbun Meribeth Brocker August 22 & 23
Saturday Night 928
Financial Stewardship Sunday 8:15 a.m. 22
Sunday 11:00 a.m. 986
2009-2010 Operating Revenues Home Groups 56
July 1, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Total 1,992
Budget Actual Variance
$910,880 $868,259 -$42,621

Next Week
Deacon of the Week Dr. Wicker on the Radio
August 31 - September 6 You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at
Don Bell & Jeff Peiffer 1:00 p.m. on 91.5 Kingdom FM WJYO.
If you need assistance, please call the church Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM
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
Bar-B-Q Pulled Pork, Potato, 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 Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.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.

Cafe’s Hours
Monday, 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.
Sermon Notes
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
Dr. Roy Fisher................................................................................ Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care
Nathan Gaddis....................................................................................................Worship 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