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First Baptist Church Naples

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October 10 & 11, 2009

GREAT COMMISSION
CONNECTION
COMMIT TO
CONNECT
“Holding the Rope”
I will never forget our American Mission Board, state Baptist
Oklahoma Children’s missions, or a Seminary faculty family.
Camp in the early All three families in the package are
‘80’s. Our Enid vital in fulfilling the command to “Go
church took the kids and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-
to a rustic camp in a 20). The personalized brochures with
deep canyon. While pictures and instructions are available
hiking, they came today for you as you bring your
across two repellers, whose equipment commitment card to a table.
had failed. They fell to their death on
the trail. Attempts to revive them were These servants of God are just waiting
useless. This tragic end sobered our for your email, letter, and contact.
carefree children and reminded them They will help you to determine “the
of eternity. rules of engagement.” Forrest Head
and Jim Powers will also help. You will
A missionary said while going overseas, receive a Change the World bank
“I will go down into the pit, if you for loose change. Also, ask God to help
(the folks back home) will hold the you to give at least $300 this year in
rope.” They did, and change into our
he did not fall or Cooperative
fail. As Jonathan Program
“strengthened fund, which will
David’s grip on be in addition
God,” we also can to our regular
help those who are budget giving
climbing the mountain and going and special offerings. Sure, times are
down into the depths for the lost. We tough here, but far worse outside the
dare not cramp up or get rope burn. U.S. Do what you can. God will bless
The world is counting on us and so are it, and remember old Caleb: “Give me
the God-called missionaries. As our this whole country…the Lord will be
own David George said recently about with me” (Joshua 14:12). COMMIT TO
Paraguay, “We cannot go back unless CONNECT!
we have a prayer team backing us up.”

As God gave me the concept of the


Great Commission Connection
some months ago, I longed to mobilize
hundreds of us to “hold the rope” and
extend prayer, concern, friendship, and
generosity. Please commit to taking
a “mission’s package” of families from
the International Mission Board, North
An Opportunity to Dig Deeper . . .
“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust
these to faithful (women) who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timothy 2:2 (NAS)
A discipling class for women who wish to be grounded in their theological beliefs so that
they may faithfully teach it to others is being formed. This seminary level class on Biblical
and Systematic Theology will be taught by our pastors’ wife, Janet Wicker. Enrollment
is limited and times of meeting will be discussed by those who register interest. Please
e-mail Norma Woods at nwoods@fbcn.org with your e-mail address and phone number
to be included in a preview session on Sunday, November 1st at 12:30 p.m. in room DC108.
At this session, we will discuss the future class schedule.

Wednesdays at 6:25 p.m.

This Wednesday’s Topic


“Winning Over Your Fears”

Hospitality Team
Ushers needed for Sunday mornings at
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. An
usher jacket is provided. Contact Vince
at 591-2552.

Walk For Life


Pregnancy Resource Center
of Southwest Florida

Saturday, October 17, 2009


North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109
Register at www.prcWalkforLife.org to use our
free online fundraising tool.
Tackle Football Season
This is our third year of Sports Outreach and our second season of Tackle Football.
Here you see one of our Junior teams praying before the game against the Marco Island
Eagles from their Parks and Recreation. We have had many opportunities to pray with
them along with the teams from Community School! We have had many of these kids
come to church along with new families as we are “Beacons” to all we come in contact
with.

Last year we had over 50 souls come to the Lord (including entire families) and we
are looking forward to God working through us this year! We have two more home
games on Saturday, Oct. 17th from 8am – 4pm and will be wrapping up the season on
Thursday, Oct. 29th, under the lights from 6-9pm. We would love to have you come
and cheer on the “Beacons of FBCN”.

The Christian Business Owners and Professionals (CBOP) will


have their regular monthly meeting this Tuesday, October 13
at 6:00 p.m. in DC108. We will be discussing our upcoming
Trade Show to be held here at FBCN early next year. All
members are encouraged to attend to hear all the details. For
more information, call Jody Statile at 591-1895 or go to
www.cbopnaples.com.
Holiday Outreach Banquet
“…And Still There is Joy”
“You have shown me the way of life and You will fill me
with the joy of Your presence” Psalm 16:11

Featuring: Anne Wright


Anne Wright is the wife of Bryant Wright, Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist
Church, Marietta, Georgia, in north Atlanta. She and Bryant will celebrate 35 years
of marriage this year. Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Anne attended Columbia
College and graduated with a BA in Sociology from Augusta State University. She is the
mother of three grown sons and three precious grandchildren. Her interests in church
include working with preschoolers, leading a mentoring Bible study for young moms,
and welcoming people into her home.
Anne practices a lifestyle of “Ministry in the Hallways” at her church. Her philosophy
as a pastor’s wife is to love God first, love Bryant and her family, and to love the people
God puts in her path. It makes for a life of joy! Her message will encourage each woman
to “count it all joy” no matter what trials she faces.

Friday, November 13, 2009


6:30 --9:00 p.m. In the Worship Center

Tickets are $15 and will be sold during RefresHer and after
weekend services at the Information Desk, next to the
Bookstore.
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Applications are now being accepted for a
PART-TIME ENERGY EDUCATION SPECIALIST
First Baptist Church Naples is now accepting applications for a part-time (20 hours
a week) Energy Education Specialist to lead the church’s new and exciting energy
conservation program. We are seeking someone with strong people skills who has
exhibited the ability to plan and organize projects while working with others in a
pleasant manner. Preferred candidates will need three or more years of experience in
the church. Energy Education will personally train and mentor the Energy Education
Specialist, working throughout the church’s facilities.

Qualified candidates for this position may pick up an application at the church office
Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Completed applications should be
submitted to Michael Barnes in the Operations Department no later than Saturday,
October 31.

Building Kingdom Families Seminars


The second of four “Building Kingdom Families” seminars will be held on Saturday,
October 17th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in DC121. These seminars, hosted by
First Baptist Academy, are open to all FBCN members and are required of all new
families to the Academy. They are designed to assist and
equip Christian Families with a biblical view and process for
raising children. For more information, visit www.fbalions.org.
New Arrivals
Bradley David Gonzalez was born on September
21, 2009 to David and Jennifer Gonzalez. Bradley
weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, measured 20”, and
has an older brother named Andrew. Congratulations
to the family.

Kids KidzTown has another exciting worship service designed just for kidz
orner

both on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We always have
a wonderful time together worshiping the Lord “Kid Style”. This
week we will be continuing on our “Medieval” theme.

Our lesson keys in on the importance of making wise choices as we


take a peek into the life of King Solomon. Come and see the antics
of the characters of KidzTown and Pastor Larry as they put feet on
the teaching of God’s Word. KidzTown is open to all children in 1st
through 4th grade and is located in DC120. Come join the excitement
of KidzTown today!!
First Steps Class
A First Steps Class for children in 1st through 4th grades who would like to get
baptized has officially begun. This 4 week class covers the topics of salvation,
baptism, communion, being a part of the church, and growing as a child of God.
Please contact the Children’s Ministry Office at 596-8600 x 350 to sign up.
Prime Timers Transportation
Beginning November 1, for either a Sunday BLG
or Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
NEED van drivers between 25-68 years of age.
Please contact Pastor Roy at 596-8600 x265.
Prime Timers 55+ who need transporation,
please contact Vada at 596-8600 x268.

Deacon Nominations
It is time to nominate deacons for 2010. You will find Deacon
Nomination Forms in the turnstiles in the Fellowship Hallway and the
Commons. Please take the time to nominate godly men who you
believe will give honorable service to our church.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Peter and Joani Kikkert are celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary on October 16, 2009. Congratulations Peter & Joani
Kikkert!
Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 10
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, October 11
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. Romanian Bible Study and Worship/Modulars 3 & 4
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
4:50 p.m. FAITH/Worship Center
5:00 p.m. Romanian Baptist Mission/Modulars 3 & 4
5:00 p.m. Project56/DC220
5:00 p.m. Lightforce/Choir Room
5:00 p.m. PraiseKids/ED132
Tuesday, October 13
9:00 a.m. Women’s RefresHer/WC100a
6:00 p.m. CBOP/DC108
6:30 p.m. Dave Ramsey’s Series/WC117
7:00 p.m. The Vine College & Career Service/Student Center
Wednesday, October 14
4:45 p.m. Wednesday Night Family Meal/Gym
6:20 p.m. AWANA Children’s Ministry/Children’s Wing
6:25 p.m. Men’s Ministry/WC100c
6:30 p.m. Women’s RefresHer/WC100a
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, October 15
6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery/DC121
6:30 p.m. DC4Kids/DC221
6:30 p.m. Divorce Care/DC107
6:30 p.m. Grief Share/DC110

Parent/Baby Dedication Class


The next Parent/Baby Dedication Class will be held Sunday,
October 18th at 11:00 a.m. in room ED166. This class is for
parents wanting to dedicate themselves and their child to the
Lord during the Worship Service. Please call 596-8600 ext. 360 to
make your reservation or if you have any questions.
Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ Worship Attendance
Membership October 3 & 4
by Statement Saturday Night Total 1,198
Phil Dixon Sunday Morning 9:30 1,214
Chris Baker Sunday Morning 11:00 781
Terry Hammerstone
Total 3,193

Baptisms Bible & Life Attendance


Cheryl Belle Begonia Manago
October 3 & 4
Saturday Night 859
Financial Stewardship Sunday 8:15 13
Sunday 9:30 274
2009-2010 Operating Revenues Sunday 11:00 738
July 1, 2009 - October 4, 2009
Home Groups 177
Budget Actual Variance Total 2,061
$1,639,998 $1,580,962 -$59,036

Next Week
Deacon of the Week Dr. Wicker on the Radio
October 12-October 18 You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at
Vince Scidone & Greg Graham 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
Baked Chicken, Pasta, 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 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
LivingChristmasTrees2009
Tickets are on sale now!!
Tickets may be purchased online at www.fbcn.org,
in the Commons before and after each service,
or by calling 1-888-795-1559. This is a great opportunity
to invite our community to hear the gospel presented
through music and drama . Order tickets today!!

Living Christmas Trees Performance Dates


Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.

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/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