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Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor
A Servant and a Friend
Jesus has an incredible way of elevating people. In John 15:15, He told His disciples: “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; for I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” Jesus is still calling us to the dutifulness of a servant and the intimacy of a friend. In our superficial world, we tend to call any acquaintance “a friend.” I am grateful to be on a team which requires true servant-friends to work together in ministry. C.S. Lewis wrote: “Romantic lovers characteristically look into each other’s eyes, while friends stand side-by-side and look at something that is important to both of them.” I am grateful to have worked these last 20 years with a true servant of the Master and a loyal friend who has stood beside me, as well as covered my back – Pastor Jimmy Hill. Furthering Christ’s kingdom has been our focus. Jimmy has felt led to retire, having served in various capacities on our church staff for 20 years. This is his last weekend in his official capacity as Pastor of Single Adults and Single Parents. With hard work and compassion, he has provided biblical help for the hurting. Jimmy is a humble man of godly character. Jimmy first came to us to take care of our accounting and finances, then quickly discovered that we had technology and information system needs. He moved us down the road to a place where we could add more staff, administer the gifts of God’s people in a more effective way, provide medical benefits for our staff, and be updated in an increasingly technological world. Jimmy also pioneered our work with Single Parents, Benevolence Ministry, Disaster Relief, Car Care, financial planning and management. He has freed all of the pastors and me as Senior Pastor to concentrate on our giftedness and callings. I trust that you will come to the reception this weekend, send an email or drop a note of appreciation to the Hills. They “are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation” (Acts 16:17). In 2010, I preached a message entitled, “Get’er Done.” I pray that we will all be willing to do whatever God tells us, remembering that it is the handy tool that gets used the most. We love you, Jimmy and Deborah, and are grateful that you will still be in our church and serving as health and the Lord’s leadership allow. Like C.S. Lewis’ analogy, let’s keep looking to the Lord and His direction for new staff. That’s really important! • • •
Join us in the Commons following the worship service on Saturday night, April 26, as we have a retirement reception for our Director of Single Adult Ministries, Jim Hill. Jim has served with FBCN for 20 years, starting in our accounting department. Please come by this Saturday and wish him well in his retirement. He will be greatly missed by FBCN.
Jim Hill Retirement Reception
This Saturday, April 26 (after Worship Service)
Discovering First Baptist Church Naples
Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker, this dinner seminar is for those who are new to FBCN, want to become a member of this church family, or would like more details about our church ministries. Please RSVP at 596-8600 x679. Childcare must be reserved separately by calling 596-8600 x360. Sunday, May 25 we will return to our Summer Sunday Schedule of one Worship Service (at 9:30am) and two Bible & Life Group hours (8:15am and 11:00am). Our Saturday night worship service will remain the same. Wednesday, May 28 there will be no Wednesday night ministries meeting. Wednesday, June 4 we begin our men and women’s combined summer study at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Make plans to join us for this great study.
Thursday, May 15 at 6:30pm in Room DC121
Join our local team as we prepare to be ready to respond in case of a disaster. Training will be in Pompano Beach. We will leave the church at 6:00am and should return by 5:30pm. Cost is $30 for first time training and $15 for returning volunteers. Lunch is included. For more information or to sign-up, call Vada at 596-8600 x268.
Regional Training Event Next Saturday, May 3
Florida Disaster Relief
Upcoming Summer Events
Choose your own mission adventure at Clearwater Christian Camp, July 27-31. All current 8th grade through 12th grade students are eligible to attend. You can sign-up immediately at hsmfbcn.com or return a registration envelope to the Student Ministry Office with your deposit of $50. For more details, call 449-4480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird Deadline - Only $199 through May 1
High School Camp
Graduation 2014 Publication
We will feature our high school graduates in a special “Graduation 2014” publication that will be distributed in all of the worship services the weekend of May 17 & 18. Graduates may submit the following information along with a photo to be included in the publication: Graduate’s name, name of school student is graduating from, favorite scripture verse reference. All information must be submitted electronically to email@example.com by Saturday, May 10.
Weekend of May 17 & 18
This study is designed to bring women together who understand the need for seeking peace with the past in a supportive and confidential environment. It will also help to bring a sense of hope and purpose for the future. The next class begins in May. For confidential information, dates, and location, please call 596-8600 x284 or email STS@fbcn.org.
(Healing and Restoration from a Past Abortion) Begins in May
Surrendering the Secret
Late night fun Thursday night with dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Friday morning and afternoon we will be at the lake at Camp Gilead. Friday evening we will serve at Give Kids the World. For more information, call 449-4480. Limited spots available. Total price is $125.
Thursday, June 5 & Friday, June 6
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!
Friday, May 9 - 7:00-9:30pm in the Chapel/Commons $10 per family (for ages 13 and older). Tickets can be purchased at the Women’s Ministry office, Lighthouse Bookstore, and the Student Center Cafe. Hear a powerful testimony of redemption with Susan Burlison. Please bring a glass vase, jar, or bottle. For details, call 596-8600 x240.
Repurposed, Reclaimed, Redeemed An Evening for Moms and Daughters
Choose between recreation camp and missions camp. The cost is $299 and a $60 deposit reserves your place. This camp is for those who have completed 6th or 7th grade at the end of the school year. Students who have completed 8th grade will go to high school camp. Contact Carla or Josh at 449-4480 with any questions. Go to fbcn.org and follow the links to register, or turn in your deposit to the student ministry office.
June 23-27 at Stetson University
Middle School Summer Camp
Part-Time Help Wanted
Marriage Study Begins Next Saturday
Steve & Kim Hayes will teach this relationship seminar that will enrich any existing marriage and help prepare single adults for future marriage. The five attitudes are: • acceptance • humility • service • respect • forgiveness Whether you have a healthy marriage, a struggling marriage, or want to prepare for marriage, this class is for everyone.
Every Saturday in May at 7:30pm in the Chapel
Five Attitudes That Make or Break Any Marriage
This is for children in 1st through 4th grade who would like to be baptized. Please contact the Children’s Ministry office at 596-8600 x350 to register your child and pick-up his/her workbook.
Begins Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm
First Steps Class
We have two positions available for Wednesday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. If you have a servant’s heart and enjoy working with others, call Bob at 596-8600 x237.
Vacation Bible School Needs Volunteers
Invest in the next generation and become a special agent at Agency D3 to help children Discover, Decide, and Defend faith in Jesus Christ. To volunteer, or for more details, stop by our table in the Commons (near the stairs) this weekend. Would you like to be part of helping create the decorations for VBS? We have a group of ladies that is meeting and working diligently on decoration preparation, but could use some more help. Please contact Nancy at 596-8600 x350.
June 9-13 from 9:00am-12:15pm
All levels of ability are welcome. You can work on a group project, or on a project of your own. For more information, contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 272-5583.
Monday, April 28 at 6:30pm in Room WC117
Back to Basics: Quilting & Sewing
Promise Keepers in Jacksonville, FL
Cost is $150 plus the cost of three meals. Contact Terry at 572-3316 for details. Karen Kenny went to be with Jesus on April 15. We are praying for and express our sympathy to her family. Dr. Paul Oskar, Jr. went to Heaven on April 5. We are praying for and express our sympathy to his wife, Bonita, and the rest of the family.
Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18
“Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord”
Baptisms Rededication Brittany Dalama Stephanie Scholes Jovany Dalama Profession of Faith Rosemarie Frisa
Decisions for Christ
April 19 & 20
1,372 519 1,781 1,907 5,579
First Time Guests
We are glad that you came to worship with us. 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. Volunteers at the Information Desk in the Commons are there to assist you in finding the perfect Bible & Life Group. Thank you for joining us today! For more detailed information about our church and ministries, please call Lou at 596-8600 x258.
Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples
2013-2014 Operating Revenues July 1, 2013 - April 20, 2014 Budget Actual Variance
Saturday Night Sunday 8:00 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total
Good Friday 2,496
April 19 & 20
Bible & Life Attendance
Bible & Life Groups of the Week
Nathan is currently teaching on “God, Help Me Change My Attitude.”
Debt balance as of April 20 $2,004,131 Deacon of the Week April 28 - May 4 Michael Winkle & Lloyd Montgomery
See what God is doing!
No Bible and Life Groups last weekend (Easter weekend). 601 601
Nathan Phillips teaches ages 40s & 50s in the Choir Room (Behind the Worship Center)
Saturday Night at 7:30pm
This Upcoming Week
Home Groups Total
Wednesday Family Meal
April 30 (4:45-6:00pm in the Fellowship Recreation Gym)
Roasted Turkey, 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. Alternate choices available.
Senior Adult Ministry
Dave’s class is currently going through a study on “The Book of Job.”
Dave Mastrangelo teaches Single Adults ages 18-29 in Room DC115 (1st floor of the Discipleship Center)
Sunday Morning at 11:00am
If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. For Spanish, call 404-7764.
A ministry of the deacons’ wives to the widows of our congregation. Join us for fellowship and encouragement from God’s Word. Please sign-up in the Fellowship Hallway, Commons Information Desk, or call Vada at 596-8600 x268.
Monday, April 28 at 1:30pm in Room WC117
Saturday, April 26
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.
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Spanish Worship Service: Modular 1 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
Legacy Builders Trip to Botantical Gardens
Inspired by nature and built from nearly half-a-million Lego bricks, this exhibit consists of larger-than-life sculptures. Cost is $15 with lunch at Olive Garden on your own. For information, call Vada at 596-8600 x268. Sign-up in the Fellowship Hallway or Commons Informaton Desk. Space is limited.
Thursday, May 8 at 9:30am
Sunday, April 27
Ways to Connect Online with FBCN
Live streaming Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am & 11:00am at fbcn.org! Like us on Facebook: FirstBaptistChurchNaples
Visit our website: fbcn.org Follow us on Twitter: @fbcn @hayeswicker
Tuesday, April 29
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.
9:00 a.m. EnricHer Women’s Ministry: Various Rooms on Campus
Wednesday, April 30
Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA for Kids: Education Building Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry: Chapel EnricHer Women’s Ministry: Various Rooms on Campus High School Ministry: Student Center Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room
Other events this week include: Anna’s Tea, Quilting/Sewing Basics, Holding onto HOPE, MOPS, Prayer for our Pastors, National Day of Prayer, and Celebrate Recovery.
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First Baptist Church Naples
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