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First Baptist Church

Naples
October
October 17
17 &
& 18,
18, 2009
2009

Speaking This Weekend

Keith
Eitel
Professor of Missions, Director of the World
Missions Center, and Dean of the Roy Fish
School of Evangelism and Missions

GREAT COMMISSION
CONNECTION
You can still commit to connect this
weekend in the Commons.
Welcome a Real Live Missionary
Growing up in a of you are still counting the cost,
Baptist church, I praying it through, and are ready to
heard an unusual take a step of faith. Please be willing
description of a to take a mission’s package of three
visiting man of families, who serve overseas, in
God – “A real live North America, and in our state.
missionary.” Well, You may also receive a seminary
that is similar professor and his family. They
to the description of a date by a desperately need your concern,
teenage friend – “A real live girl.” That prayers, friendship, and generosity.
is preferable The concept
to a real of connecting
dead one! is simple
Be that as and easy, yet
it may, we profound.
welcome Please take
to our your own
pulpit this personalized
weekend a renowned man of God, brochure and a Change the World
an innovative missiologist, “a real bank for loose change to go into
live missionary.” our Cooperative Program account.
Also, keep tithing to the Lord through
Dr. Keith Eitel pioneered the our local church from your income,
“Two Plus Two” seminary missions since over 10% of all budget monies
program in our seminaries and go to missions. “Untold millions are
has faithfully served in Africa. He yet untold, and we can be a part in
is currently Dean of Missions and telling the Good News.” I know that
Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist you want to be a real live servant, as
Theological Seminary. You will never you “Join in the participation in the
be the same after hearing him. gospel” (Philippians 1:5).

I thank God for how 507 of you
committed to connect in the Great
Commission Connection. Some
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.

Operation Christmas Child is Here! And this year, we need your help more than ever. There
are many hurting children all over the world and Franklin Graham’s Ministry of Samaritan’s
Purse gives Christmas wrapped shoe boxes to these children with the salvation message
of Christ.

Each child receives a shoe box filled with toys, hard candy, clothing, toiletries, and school
items along with a book about Jesus written in their own language. It is the power of a
simple gift, in most cases the only gift the child will ever receive in their life, that brings
them and hopefully their whole family to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

1. Pick up a pre-wrapped shoe box this weekend in Fellowship Hallway or at the Missions
kiosk in the Commons. Fill it with presents. Bring it back next week.
2. If you are unable to fill a box, but would like to help with shipping costs, our volunteers
at the table will accept your donation check made out to Samaritan’s Purse.

If you have any questions at all about Operation Christmas Child, please contact Jody
Statile at 239.591.1895.
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.

Quarterly Business Meeting
The next Church Quarterly Business Meeting is scheduled for
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. All
church members are encouraged to attend.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Robert and Karen Hunt are celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary on October 23, 2009. Congratulations Robert &
Karen Hunt!
Beach Baptism
We would like to invite you to be baptized at our next Beach
Baptism on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If
you would like to be baptized, please contact Linda at 596-8600 ext
280 for your reserveration, and plan to meet us at the church in the
fellowship hallway at 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Outreach Banquet
Only 4 weeks left to purchase
your Banquet tickets!

“…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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Don’t Miss the Boat is our Halloween alternative
and
 replaces Hallelujah Night activities for 2009.
 Hotdog, chips, and soda combo - $3.00
Funnel cake - $2.00
 Everything else - $1.00
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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.

Anna’s Tea
Anna’s Tea is a ministry to widows, and single women 55 & over led by
Yvonne Fisher. This is will be a time of fellowship and encouragement from
God’s Word. Please sign up in the Fellowship Hallway. The date of the
event is October 19 in room WC117 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What’s Happening at FBA Pre-School?

Students laugh and giggle as they welcome Word Bird once a
month to our FBA Preschool. Music and silly songs bring the
animation to life as Word Bird and Mrs. Evans share stories that
children can easily understand.
Kids Forsooth!!!! Have we got a great worship experience for you
orner
in KidzTown Worship today as we continue our medieval theme!!!
This week we will be worshiping the Lord together “Kid Style” with a
knightly flavor. We will be looking at the need to make wise choices as
we look into the life of King Solomon.
KidzTown Worship is exclusively for all children from 1st
through 4th grades. It starts promptly at 6:00 pm on Saturdays and
9:30 am on Sundays and is located in DC120. KidzTown Worship is
followed by an exciting hour of small group time in our KidzTown
Neighborhoods (BLG). You will not want to miss one moment unless,
of course, you are allergic to fun!!!!

First Steps Class
A First Steps Class for children in 1st through 4th grades who would like to get
baptized will begin on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. 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 and receive their workbook materials.

Dr. Harry Quick, a deacon at First Baptist Church Naples,
passed away on Oct. 7th. There will be a Memorial Service at
First Baptist Worship Center, Friday, October 23 at 2:00p.m.
Pastor Greg Davidson will officiate. A Memorial has been
established for Dr. Harry Quick. If writing a check, please make
payable to First Baptist Church Naples, memo - Benevelonce.

Wednesdays at 6:25 p.m.

This Wednesday’s Topic
“How To Build God’s Kingdom On Earth”

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.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 17
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 18
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
Monday, October 19
1:30 p.m. Anna’s Tea/WC117
Tuesday, October 20
9:00 a.m. Women’s RefresHer/WC100a
6:30 p.m. Dave Ramsey’s Series/DC121
7:00 p.m. The Vine College & Career Service/Student Center
Wednesday, October 21
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 22
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 this 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 by October 10 & 11
Statement of Faith Saturday Night Total 1,228
Kenia Clemente Sunday Morning 9:30 1,349
Phil Popovici Sunday Morning 11:00 858
Total 3,435
Baptism
Melissa C. Cushman
Bible & Life Attendance
October 10 & 11
Saturday Night 914
Financial Stewardship Sunday 8:15 16
Sunday 9:30 277
2009-2010 Operating Revenues Sunday 11:00 756
July 1, 2009 - October 11, 2009
Home Groups 167
Budget Actual Variance Total 2,130
$1,782,405 $1,686,543 -$95,862

Next Week
Deacon of the Week Dr. Wicker on the Radio
October 19-October 25 You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at
Mike Meyers & Vince Scidone 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
Sliced Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, 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