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In 1994, an engagement ring fell into the sea of the west
coast of Sweden. It was consumed by a mussel that
turned up in a load of shell fsh caught by fsherman, Peder
Carlsson. He was able to return the ring to its owner, Fire
Chief, Bengt Wingstedt, because Wingstedt’s far-sighted
fancée, Agneta, had made sure her name was engraved
on the inside. As we celebrate mothers on Mother’s Day
this weekend, we honor those who biblically engraved godly
convictions on the lives of their children. They see beyond the present and the
problems to future potential.
Like the engagement ring, some children seem to face diffcult circumstances.
Let me share two examples of mothers who overcame challenges in order to
have a high impact on their children. Consider Jochebed, the mother of Moses.
Needless to say, she lived in far more diffcult times than we have experienced.
She faced an Egyptian Pharaoh who was defnitely not pro-life, but was cruelly
anti-Semitic. She refused to put Moses to death (Exodus 1:15, 16; 2:2-4).
God honored her faith not only by preserving the baby, but also by arranging
circumstances that allowed her to serve as his nurse (Exodus 2:5-10). She
obviously shaped his character and his sense of unashamed Hebrew identity.
He knew the God of Israel regardless of his connections to royalty (Hebrews
11:24-26) and exposure to idolatry. Moms, you need not give in to the prevailing
culture of death, hostility, and immorality or give up the fght for faith.
According to 2 Timothy 1:5, Timothy’s mother, Eunice, was Jewish. Apparently
her father was not very orthodox, since he violated one of the clear commands
of the Law when arranging a match for his daughter with a Gentile (Acts 16:1).
However, she was clearly a believer (Acts 16:1). Later, when Timothy was born,
he was not circumcised in the Jewish custom (Acts 16:3). So neither Eunice’s
father nor husband were observant Jews. However, she was infuenced by
Lois, her mother (2 Timothy 1:5), and had “genuine faith.”
Eunice imparted her mom’s inheritance and infuence to her son, Timothy. This
genuine (“sincere”) faith always manifests itself in “a pure heart and a good
conscience” (1 Timothy 1:5). Mothers, commit to training your children as she
did, “in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed” (1
Timothy 4:6). Pray that your children will be like Timothy who, “Make the good
confession in the presence of many witnesses” in believer’s baptism (1 Timothy
6:12). We thank God for you and pray that “the Lord will grant mercy to your
household” (2 Timothy 1:16). It’s not too late to start the engraving process.
Churchwide Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor
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!
“Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord”
Trena Morgan went home to be with Jesus on April 29. We are praying for and
express our sympathy to her husband, Jerry, and the rest of the family.
Promise Keepers in Jacksonville, FL
Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18
Cost is $150 plus the cost of three meals. Contact Terry at 572-3316 for details.
Five Attitudes That
Make or Break Any Marriage
Every Saturday in May at 7:30pm in the Chapel
Steve & Kim Hayes will teach this relationship seminar that
will enrich any existing marriage and help prepare single
adults for future marriage.
The fve attitudes are:
Whether you have a healthy marriage, a struggling marriage,
or want to prepare for marriage, this class is for everyone.
Discovering First Baptist Church Naples
Thursday, May 15 at 6:30pm in Room DC121
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.
Summer Sunday Schedule Returns
Sunday, May 25
On 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 and BLGs will remain the same.
Children’s & Preschool Ministry
Vacation Bible School News
June 9-13 from 9:00am-12:15pm
Volunteer: 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.
Decorations: 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
Snacks: Snack donations are needed for the week of VBS to
help feed the many children that will be on our campus. This
year we are asking for potato chips, sandwich type cookies,
and packs of cheese crackers (please no peanut butter
due to possible allergies). Bins will be in the Commons,
Education Building, Fellowship Hallway, and by Kidztown.
Thursday, June 5 & Friday, June 6
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.
Middle School/High School Combined Worship Service
Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Student Center
Lee Rouson, two-time Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants, will be
our special guest speaker. Invite your friends, neighbors, and classmates.
Quarterly Business Meeting
Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00pm in the Chapel
All church members are invited and encourged to attend this business meeting.
Parent Dedication Class
Saturday, May 31 at 4:45pm in Room ED164
This is for parents who want to dedicate themselves and their child to the Lord
during a worship service. Childcare will be provided. Please call Kim at 596-
8600 x360 to make your reservation.
Bible & Life Groups of the Week
Saturday Night at 7:30pm
Ken Price teaches all ages in Room DC114
(1st foor of the Discipleship Center)
Ken is currently teaching on “Answers about Heaven,” and he
repeats the class Sunday mornings at 11:00am in DC114.
Sunday Morning at 11:00am
John Shelford teaches ages 30+ in Room DC110
(1st foor of the Discipleship Center)
John’s class is currently going through a study on “Having a
Summer Adult Bible Study
Begins Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30pm
in the Worship Center
Our men and women combine during the summer in the
Worship Center for a special study. Please check back here
next week to fnd out what we will be studying this summer.
No Wednesday Night Ministries
Wednesday, May 28
On Wednesday, May 28, there will be no Wednesday night ministries. We
encourage you to enjoy time with family and/or reach out to your neighbors
with the love of Jesus.
Pregnancy Resource Center
At the Missions Kiosk in the Commons This Weekend
PRC reaches out to moms in crisis who are abortion vulnerable. Make this
Mother’s Day about the countless moms who need support, encouragement,
and prayer. Visit us at the Missions Kiosk today right after the worship service.
Christian Vocation Scholarship
Deadline Extended to June 1
This scholarship is available for any student (college or
seminary) who is pursuing a degree in a Church Ministry,
Missions, or Christian Counseling. You may download the
application at fbcn.org/project/college-20s, or contact David
at email@example.com for more information.
Home Bible & Life Groups
Launching This Fall
Every weekend, we have over 30 adult Bible and Life
Groups meeting on our church campus in what we consider
to be one of the most important ministries at FBCN. BLGs
are where the Bible is taught in a small group format, but
also where life happens and people truly become part of the
family. We want to expand this great ministry outside the
First Baptist campus as well as offer a variety of meeting
times during the week. In the fall, we will be launching a new
dimension to our BLG ministry which we are calling Home
Bible & Life Groups. Groups will meet in homes around the
Naples community, and will usually happen in the evenings.
If you would be interested in this new BLG ministry, please
contact John David Edie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marriage Study
First Baptist Academy
High School Graduation
Friday, May 16 at 7:00pm in the Worship Center
Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate graduation
with the 41 graduates from the class of 2014.
First Baptist Church Naples
3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109
Offce 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
May 12 - 18
If you need assistance, please call
the church deacon hotline
For Spanish, call 404-7764.
Deacon of the Week Wednesday Family Meal
Saturday at 6:00pm
and Sunday at 9:30am
& 11:00am at fbcn.org!
Visit our website:
Like us on Facebook:
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Ways to Connect Online with FBCN
May 14 (4:45-6:00pm in the
Fellowship Recreation Gym)
Fried Chicken, 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.
This Upcoming Week
2013-2014 Operating Revenues
July 1, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Budget Actual Variance
$6,574,150 $6,542,971 ($31,179)
Bible & Life Attendance
May 3 & 4
Saturday Night 1,135
Sunday 9:30 a.m. 1,255
Sunday 11:00 a.m. 756
Decisions for Christ Worship Attendance
Statement of Faith
Anthony & Alexandra Barone
See what God is doing!
Debt balance as of May 4
Saturday, May 10
5:00 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
6:00 p.m. Worship Service: Worship Center
6:00 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Modular 1
7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Sunday, May 11
8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
9:00 a.m. Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED207
9:00 a.m. Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
9:30 a.m. Worship Service: Worship Center
9:30 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 4
11:00 a.m. Worship Service: Worship Center
11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
12:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Student Center
6:00 p.m. Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4
Tuesday, May 13
9:00 a.m. EnricHer Women’s Ministry: Various Rooms on Campus
Wednesday, May 14
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. EnricHer Women’s Ministry: Various Rooms on Campus
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: Holding onto HOPE, Prayer for our Pastors,
Celebrate Recovery, Discovering FBCN, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and C2 Third
First Time Guests
Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples
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 fnding 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.
Senior Adult Ministry
Profession of Faith
Legacy Builders Needs a Bus Driver
With a CDL and Passenger Endorsement (under age 70)
This volunteer will need a fexible schedule to drive the 30 or 40 passenger bus
for activities scheduled throughout the year. If you qualify, and are interested in
joining us for a great time, please call Vada at 596-8600 x268.
Monday, May 19 at 1:30pm in WC117
This is a minstry 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, the Commons, or call Vada at 596-8600 x268.
SportsOutreach Needs Host Homes
May 3 & 4
Saturday Night 774
Sunday 8:15 a.m. 117
Sunday 9:30 a.m. 312
Sunday 11:00 a.m. 622
Home Groups 414
Athletes in Action / May 20-24
We will be hosting a missions basketball team, Athletes in
Action, here at FBCN. The members of the team are from
universities throughout the U.S. Please consider serving
as a host home for one or more of our players during
their training camp May 20-24 in preparation for their tour
to Puerto Rico. You would be asked to provide lodging,
meals, and laundry facilities. You would drop players off
at school each morning, then pick them up at a set time
in the evening. Generally they are gone during the day
and possibly some evenings. We will provide you with a
detailed calendar of the schedule so you will know what
meals to provide. Contact Christine at 571-1071 or Naomi
at 289-4796 for more information or to volunteer.
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