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Calling Kids to Agency D3

A number of men in my family were involved over the years

in various areas of law enforcement: as County Sheriff,
Detective, Chief of Police, Air Marshall, and in the Alcohol,
Tobacco, and Fire Arms Agency. Currently, my cousin,
David Lindley, serves as Chief of Police in Mississippi and
is a former detective. He and I played a lot together on the
farm, shooting guns, riding horses, and playing cops and
cowboys. We always loved for my uncle to let us take a
number of his guns into the woods. David learned gun safety and accuracy from
my Uncle Ancil and his dad.
We are calling our children to learn something far more important in our
Vacation Bible School this week, as we follow the theme Agency D3. We are
calling all special agents to examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and
biblical accounts about Jesus. They will uncover and defend His truth in this
investigative case and have an opportunity to decide for Christ and to know Him
personally. Thankfully, the Judge of the Universe forgives all guilt of our crimes
when we turn to Him.
In Jesus day it was common for mothers to ask famous rabbis to bless their
children. With Jesus they sought more than a blessing but wanted the loving
touch of this great Teacher (Mark 10:13). Mark never explained why the
disciples tried to keep the kids away. Perhaps they viewed them as ritually
unclean, or, like most of the societies of that day, unworthy of an important
persons attention. Jesus rebuked them and invited the children into His arms
of embrace (Mark 10:16). He affrmed the faith of a child and that they can be
examples of servanthood and the reception of Jesus by simple faith (Mark 9:35-
37; Matthew 18:1-6).
Bring your children and neighbors to this event as they discover truth from Gods
Word at the Evidence Vault at Bible time, enjoy snacks and crafts from the Lab
Room, and get in shape and have fun with games at the Training Ground. As
always, the worship music will be suited just for them in the Communication
Hub. Pull the trigger of prayer for them and for Betsy Evans and all of our
wonderful workers. We have them in our sights and aim to see lives changed.
Wont it be great when we read them their rights to Heaven, forgiveness, and
Churchwide Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor
There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and
Sunday morning worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!
Guest Reception
Student Ministry
Childrens & Preschool Ministry
Vacation Bible School News
June 9-13 from 9:00am-12:15pm
Online Registration is now closed, but we still have plenty
of room (kindergarten is full). If you have not preregistered,
please come Monday at 8:30 a.m. to get your child signed
up for this fun week.
VBS t-shirts are for sale at our table in the Commons (under
the stairs). Get yours today!
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 some ladies who are working diligently on decoration
preparation, but could use more help. Please contact Nancy at 596-8600 x350.
Snacks: Snack donations are needed for the week of VBS to help feed the
many children who 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 are in the Commons, Education Building,
Fellowship Hallway, and by Kidztown.
High School Camp
July 27-31 at Clearwater Christian Camp
Choose your own mission adventure. All current 8th grade
through 12th grade students are eligible to attend. You can
sign-up immediately at or return a registration
envelope to the Student Ministry Offce with your deposit
of $50. For more details, call Josh at 449-4480 or email
Summer Adult Bible Study
Overcoming Our Fears,
Understanding Gods Names
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm
in the Worship Center
Workbooks are available in the
Lighthouse Bookstore for $13.00 each.
Associate Pastor of Middle School
Help Change the World This Summer
During the summer, many of our regular teachers and
helpers are out of town. However, over three hundred young
children will be at church each week and need loving adults
to teach, care for, and enjoy them. We need help for June,
July, and August on Saturday nights, Sunday mornings, and
Wednesday nights. Please call Kim at 596-8600 x360 for
more information.
Please welcome
Greg Clydesdale
as our new
Associate Pastor/
Middle School Students
By an affrmation vote of 99.5%, we are pleased to
inform you that Greg Clydesdale was indeed called
by our church, and he has offcially accepted that
call. His frst weekend with us will be June 14th &
15th. Please be praying for him and his family during this transition. His family
includes his wife Amy, son Joshua (7), daughter Jayla (5) and son Josiah (14
By Dr. David Jeremiah
In this study, Pastor and Author, Dr. David
Jeremiah, applies the truth of Gods Word to
each of these common fears: Fear of Failure,
Fear of Depression, Fear of Being Alone,
Fear of Serious Illness, Fear of Dying. The
biblical teachings that he introduces will help
you break free of paralyzing fear through
Gods power and presence.
By Dr. Tony Evans
Witness the majesty and glory of Gods names.
In biblical times, names communicated a
persons essence...his/her history, nature, or
character. Thats why God revealed Himself
by dozens of different names in Scripture. No
single name could convey the fullness of His
character and works. Learn the meanings
of Gods names to know Him more fully and
experience Him more deeply.
Fifth Grade Summer Camp
July 28 - August 1
This is an awesome opportunity to have your child experience
a life-changing summer. Winshape is a day camp designed
for students. We are asking our 5th grade students to sign-
up for the week of July 28-August 1. For more information,
feel free to visit If you have any
questions, please contact our Fifth Grade Director, Jason
Dean, at
Annual Faith Family Freedom Cookout
Wednesday, July 2 at 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, or $15 for a
family. They are on sale now through June 29 at our table in
the Commons. Your ticket includes a free t-shirt in adult sizes
only. We can guarantee sizing only for tickets purchased by
Wednesday, June 18. T-shirts will be available for pick-up
the weekends of June 21/22 and June 28/29 at our table in
the Commons. For details, email or call
596-8600 x630.
C2 College/Career Ministry
C2 Summer Softball
Every Monday Night at 6:30pm
On the FBCN Softball Field
College/Career 20-somethings...join us every Monday night
at 6:30pm on the FBCN softball felds. All levels of skill are
welcome. Come rain or shine, as we make alternate plans
if it is raining. For more information, email tellyandalisha@
Home Bible & Life Groups (BLGs)
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 beyond 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 are interested in this new BLG ministry,
please contact John David Edie at
Home Bible & Life Groups
New Arrivals
Celebrate with Luis & Tiffany Alvarado in the birth of twins.
Esther Leona and Elisha Love were born on May 23, 2014.
Esther is 5 lbs. 10 oz, 18 long, and her twin sister Elisha
weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz and is 18 long as well. The Alvarado
family have three other siblings: Emma, Daniel, and Gabriel.
Congratuations to the family.
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
June 9 - 15
Greg Graham
Joey Gamble
If you need assistance, please call
the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.
For Spanish, call 404-7764.
Deacon of the Week Wednesday Family Meal
Live streaming
Saturday at 6:00pm
and Sunday at 9:30am
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Weekly Schedule
Last Weekend
This Upcoming Week
2013-2014 Operating Revenues
July 1, 2013 - June 1, 2014
Budget Actual Variance
$7,064,150 $7,071,096 $6,946
Financial Stewardship
Bible & Life Attendance
May 31 & June 1
Saturday Night 1,182
Sunday 9:30 a.m. 1,552
Total 2,734
Decisions for Christ Worship Attendance
Visit a Bible & Life Group Today...
We Will Help You Find One!
How does a big church feel like a small community? By discovering our Bible
& Life Groups! Bible & Life Groups are people experiencing life-changing Bible
study and engaging in a lifestyle of reaching and serving others for Jesus Christ
with a group of genuine friends. Visit the information desk in the Commons. The
helpful volunteers there can guide you to a Bible & Life Group ftted just for you.
See what God is doing!
Debt balance as of June 1
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.
Membership By Letter
Jackie Thompson
May 31 & June 1
Saturday Night 771
Sunday 8:15 a.m. 98
Sunday 11:00 a.m. 740
Home Groups 325
Total 1,934
Statement of Faith
William & Kaye Lessig
Michael Carroll
Trish Parente
June 11 (4:45-6:00pm in the
Fellowship Recreation Gym)
Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes,
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.
Saturday, June 7
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, June 8
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
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 4
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
Wednesday, June 11
4:45 p.m. Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym
6:20 p.m. Wacky Wednesdays Kids Program: DC120 Kidztown Worship
6:30 p.m. Summer Adult Bible Study: 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: Vacation Bible School, C2 Softball,
Holding onto HOPE, and Celebrate Recovery
Dr. Hayes Wicker Senior Pastor
Beverly Burgoyne Director of Preschool Ministry
Greg Clydesdale Associate Pastor/Middle School Students
Miguel Cruz Hispanic Congregation Pastor
John David Edie Associate Pastor of Discipleship
Betsy Evans Childrens Ministry Director
Steve Hayes Associate Pastor/Biblical Counseling
David Heath Associate Pastor of Missions
Shannon Moore Director of Womens Ministry
John Patterson Associate Pastor/Media & Technology
Douglas Pigg Senior Associate Pastor
Tom Rider Associate Pastor/School Administrator
Larry Rigley Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care
Dr. Todd Stearns Associate Pastor/Worship & Music
Kevin Taylor Associate Pastor/High School Ministry
Kevin VanDuser Associate Pastor/FBCN SportsOutreach
Eric Yeldell Associate Pastor/Contemporary Worship & Ministries
Find out more about each Pastoral Staff member by going to our website:
Pastoral Staff