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Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor
Something for the Whole Family
Many of us remember when television was particularly known for its “variety shows,” often advertising “something for the whole family.” I grew up watching “The Ed Sullivan Show” and was often forced to endure “The Lawrence Welk Show” by my big-band-loving parents. Baby-boomers remember comedians who hosted shows such as Carol Burnette and Rowan and Martin. Even people like Tony Orlando, Glen Campbell, and other singers had their variety platforms. Ah, a bygone era! Ministry for Christ is serious business. While we focus on Him, we are privileged to offer an unusual variety of growth opportunities for youth and adults this weekend, as DiscipleNow challenges our students to defend their faith. Sean McDowell will not only be speaking to them, but also preaching in our Saturday evening service. He connects with students and adults in a tangible way through humor, stories, and the utilization of hard evidence and logic to present the Christian worldview. He leads the Bible Department of Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, and received the Educator of the Year award for his city in California. He is also considered one of the top apologists for the faith in the nation. He has appeared on numerous radio programs with Focus on the Family, Point of View, as well as programs hosted by Michael Reagan and others. He is the author and co-author of numerous books with his dad, Josh. Chip Ingram, one of our favorite speakers, will preach on Sunday morning and lead a unique seminar about discovering God’s blueprint for the home on Sunday evening. He reaches over a million people a week through radio, TV, internet, and other means. He has a unique ability to practically relate the Christian message to the home, love, sex, money, and painful circumstances. The author of 14 books, he is Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California (in the Bay area) and is President of Living on the Edge. He also served formerly as President of Walk Thru the Bible. Whether he is speaking on love, parenting, or marriage, you will be greatly impacted by this gentleman who is a special friend to our church. Our TV viewing habits have changed as has our vocabulary, including terms such as “binge viewing.” This involves watching episode after episode, day after day, eating whole chunks of “entertainment” often in a week. It has been enhanced by the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and so forth. It reminds me too much of overeating chocolate ice cream. However, setting aside this weekend to seek the Lord will not be a binge, but the blessing of spiritual saturation. Don’t you need some variety in your life? Daniel even spent three weeks in prevailing prayer during a time of special need (Daniel 10:2). Like him may we have “a word revealed to us and gain understanding” (Daniel 10:1).


Sanctity of Human Life Weekend Pregnancy Resource Center
In the Missions Kiosk this weekend

Volunteers Needed

It has been 41 years since the legalization of abortion in the United States. Since Roe vs. Wade, approximately 60 million elective abortions have been performed in our country. God’s standard is clear...every life has been created in His image and has value and purpose. He can heal what is broken and restore what is lost. Sanctity of Human Life Weekend is a weekend to acknowledge the value God has placed upon all mankind and to remember that there is much work to be done. Pregnancy Resource Center exists to promote the inherent value of every unborn child and mother. We are the hands and feet of Jesus to hurting women facing a crisis pregnancy. For details on how you can partner with us, stop by the Missions Kiosk this weekend, or go to

If you have a heart to serve as an usher, there are some vacancies to fill during the Sunday 9:30am and 11:00am worship services. For more information, please contact the Sunday & Special Events Hospitality Director, Vince Scidone, at 591-2552. Our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) need loving men and women to nurture their young children while they learn how to be godly wives and mothers. Three helpers are needed the first and third Thursday mornings during the school year to assist our teachers. Please call Beverly at 596-8600 x351 for details.

Usher Positions Available

MOPS Teacher Helpers Needed

Children & Youth Ministries

Our students have been and are continuing to be blessed by having Sean McDowell as the keynote speaker during their DNOW events this weekend. Now it is your turn to be blessed this Saturday night as Sean takes the pulpit during the Worship Services and speaks on “Eternal Life: The Deepest Yearning of the Human Heart” (John 17).

Speaking in the Pulpit This Saturday Night

Sean McDowell

Our Grand Prix Car Race is for all 1st-5th graders on Friday, February 21 at 6:30pm in the Student Center. Buy your car kit at the Children’s Ministry Office for $5. Need help cutting your car out of the block of wood? Then come to the Body Shop on Saturday, January 25 from 9:00-11:00am near the playground. PraiseKids (PreK 4 - 4th grade) will begin Sunday, January 26 at 5:00pm in the Education Building (ED132 & ED163). The 5th Grade Ministry Team will begin Sunday, January 26 at 5:00pm in Room DC220 (2nd floor of the Discipleship Center). Amplify (middle school) has already begun and meets at 4:00pm in the Family Life Center (FL138). Resonate (high school) has already begun and meets at 5:00pm in the Student Center.

Saturday, January 25 from 9:00-11:00am near the playground

Grand Prix Car Race Body Shop

Children & Youth Choirs Winter/Spring Kickoff

Speaking during worship services at 9:30am & 11am and again on Sunday evening at 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday morning worship services - SPIRITUAL SIMPLICITY (Sermon Title: All You Need is Love). The key to simplifying life, Chip Ingram says, is to make sure love is your #1 priority. Love redirects our focus and unravels the complex, overextended lifestyle that keeps us ever running but never arriving. Join Chip as he shares “All You Need is Love” from his book “Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More” and learn how to change love from a noun to a verb. Sunday evening seminar (5:30-7:30 in the Worship Center) - HOUSE OR HOME (Sermon Title: God’s Blueprint for a Great Family). It’s no secret that the family is in trouble in America. The foundational building block of society is crumbling before our eyes. We know Christians are not exempt. There is hope. Despite the mounting pressure on couples, you really can have a great marriage, raise godly kids, and experience a healthy, life-giving home with the stability to weather life’s storms. Chip will challenge the status quo and give clear, compelling help for couples who long for unity and fulfillment in their marriage and offer timeless truths about God’s blueprint for parenting. Sunday evening childcare (for infants through fifth grade) will be provided by advanced ticket purchase. Tickets are $2.00 per child and include a snack. Space is limited. Pick-up your childcare tickets at the Education Building rotundas, or stop by the Preschool & Children’s Ministry Office. Phone reservations for childcare are not available.

Chip Ingram -- Sunday, January 19

Join us at Camp Cocohatchee (behind Germain Toyota) for $15.00 per person (boys must be a minimum of six years old). Please call or email Terry Cole at or 239-572-3316 for more information or reservations.

Sponsored by our Men’s Ministry on February 7 & 8

Men and Boys Camping Trip

Senior Adult Ministry

This is a ministry of our deacons’ wives to the widows of our congregation. Join us for fellowship and encouragement from God’s Word as our new Associate Pastor of Discipleship, John David Edie, is our guest speaker! Please sign up in the Fellowship Hallway, or call Vada at 596-8600 x268.

Monday, January 27 at 1:30-3:30pm in WC117

Anna’s Tea

Bring your own board games/refreshments for a great time of fun and fellowship with other senior adults.

Thursday, January 30 from 1:00-4:00pm in WC117

Legacy Builders Game Day

There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and Sunday morning 11:00am worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!

Guest Reception

Financial Peace Ministry
Dave Ramsey’s very informative and entertaining financial class is back! Be sure to register for the class online at Class size is limited, so only the first 20 to register are accepted.

Bible & Life Groups

Bible and Life Group EMPACT Meeting For All BLG Teachers and Class Administrators
Sunday, January 26 at 5:00pm in Room WC117

Join our new Associate Pastor of Discipleship, John David Edie, as he brings together all teachers and class administrators for this important meeting. A light dinner will be served.

This weekend, be sure to pick up a bag as you exit the Worship Center, take it home, fill it with non perishable food, and return it next weekend. As you park your car on January 25 & 26, leave the filled bag behind your car, and it will be picked up and taken to Helps Outreach to stock their food pantry.

Pick up your bag on Jan 18 & 19; bring it back full on Jan 25 & 26

Cans by the Cars to Benefit Helps Outreach

Begins Tuesday, January 21 and runs through March 18

Financial Peace University

Music Ministry

Discovering First Baptist Church Naples
Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker, this dinner is for those who are new to FBCN, want to become a member, or would like more information about our church ministries. Please RSVP at 596-8600 x679. Childcare must be reserved separately by calling 596-8600 x360.

Ken Price is beginning a new study for all ages on the book of Genesis: The Patriarchs. If you don’t currently attend a BLG, this is a great time to start!

Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 11:00am in Room DC114

Bible and Life Group Begins New Study

Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm in DC121

If you are interested in getting involved in our Sunday Worship Choir, Orchestra, Saturday Worship Band, Vocalists, or Media Team, join us on Superbowl weekend as we come together for a time of inspiration and music preparation. Featuring the combined Saturday and Sunday worship teams in all of our weekend services. Contact Tina at 596-8600 x229.

Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2

Worship Ministry Weekend

Last Weekend
Profession of Faith Jake Welch Baptisms Dylan Lee Lily Sennie Statement of Faith Arnold Figueroa Tyler Geurkink

Decisions for Christ

Statement of Faith Jennifer Kordelski Marissa Mangione Kilee Pupchik Dirk Van Rossum Kim Van Rossum Carolina Salinas Rich Wightman

January 11 & 12

Worship Attendance
1,324 1,788 1,338 4,450

First Time Guests

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

We are glad that you came to worship with us today. 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. Thank you for joining us today! For more detailed information about our church and ministries, please call Lou Falorio at 596-8600 x258. Visit the information desk in the Commons. The helpful volunteers there can guide you to a Bible & Life Group fitted to your needs.

Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples

2013-2014 Operating Revenues July 1, 2013 - January 12, 2014 Budget Actual Variance Ask...Seek...Knock...(Matthew 7:7) “See what God is doing.”
$4,049,150 $4,042,104 ($7,046)

Financial Stewardship

Visit a Bible & Life Group Today...We Will Help You Find One!

January 11 & 12

Bible & Life Attendance
799 151 419 755 651 2,775

This Upcoming Week
Deacon of the Week January 20 - 26 Jim Allen & Michael Winkle

Debt balance as of Jan 12 $3,856,983

Saturday Night Sunday 8:15 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Home Groups Total

First Baptist Academy
FBA had three varsity football players honored with all-state selections by The Associated Press. The Lions led the way with two of the area’s five total firstteam recipients. Juniors Zach Williams and Seth Penner both received top billing in the Class 2A division. Williams, a 5’10”, 190 pound linebacker, led the Lions with 70 tackles (18 for a loss) to go with his seven sacks. Penner anchored an offensive line that cleared the way for FBA to amass 2,175 yards rushing this season. Christian Rodriguez gained 994 of those yards, and he was rewarded with a second-team selection. (The teams were chosen based on voting by reporters and editors of the state’s newspapers.)
Zach Williams Seth Penner Christian Rodriguez

All-State Varsity Football Players

Wednesday Family Meal
January 22 (4:45-6:00pm in the Gym)

Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert
Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a family (immediate family residing in home). Alternate choices available.

Saturday, January 18
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. For Spanish, call 404-7764.

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Spanish Worship Service: Chapel Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED207 Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221 Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 4 Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Spanish Worship Service: Student Center Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4

Sunday, January 19

Ways to Connect Online with FBCN
Live streaming Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am & 11:00am at! Like us on Facebook: FirstBaptistChurchNaples Visit our website: Follow us on Twitter: @fbcn @hayeswicker

Tuesday, January 21

9:00 a.m. RefresHer Women’s Ministry: Worship Center

Wednesday, January 22

4:45 p.m. Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym 6:20 p.m. AWANA for Kids: Education Building 6:25 p.m. Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry: Chapel 6:30 p.m. RefresHer Women’s Ministry: 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: DNOW Weekend, Chip Ingram Conference, Financial Peace University, Holding onto HOPE, Prayer for our Pastors, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Share, and AWANA Grand Prix Body Shop. For a full weekly schedule, please go to

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