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Dr.

Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor


They are Precious in His Sight
Well-known author and pastor, Max Lucado, was conducting
an Easter Sunday morning service at his church in San
Antonio a few years ago when he heard the voice of a
young boy. The child asked, Whats that daddy? as the
elements of the Lords Supper were being passed. The man
sitting behind Max quietly but in a deep voice said, These
are crackers; they help us think about Jesus death on the
cross. Then the little guy questioned, What is that, daddy?
as he pointed to the cup of juice. Again there was a kindly
explanation: It is grape juice, and it reminds us of the blood of Jesus. Enthralled
with the conversation, Max could not help but turn around and look to see who
was interpreting the wonder of Communion as they remembered the death of
Christ. It was David Robinson, the great player for the San Antonio Spurs and
his 6-year old, David, Jr. David had led the Spurs to a playoff win over the Suns
the night before, but being in church was all-important. With personal faith, as
a dad who had trusted in Jesus Christ, he joyfully, simply, and willingly shared
with his young son about the cross. Naturally, the boy was not ready to partake
but was open to take another step toward God.
As we celebrate the Lords Supper this weekend, dont forget its simplicity and
profundity as the song proclaims, Jesus loves the little children, all the children
of the world. Red & yellow, black & white. They are precious in His sight. Jesus
loves the little children of the world. This is why He admonished the disciples
to not demean them: Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them,
to such belongs the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:14). It is possible for
them to believe in Him (Matthew 18:6) as they humble themselves (Matthew
18:4). With Vacation Bible School around the corner, June 8-12, pray that
we will have a great harvest of meaningful and life-changing conversions. May
we receive such children in His name and not be a stumbling block to them
(Matthew 18:5 & 6). Our VBS needs not only servants and snacks, but also the
support of the whole church and the supplication of believers for God to work.
Since all children of different nations, backgrounds, and ethnic groups are
precious in His sight, we are grateful for a church that can host our language
ministries to our Hispanic, Haitian, Romanian, and Vietnamese folks. This is
a blessed weekend as we vote concerning David George as pastor of the
Hispanic Ministry. He has done a wonderful job in a part-time capacity as interim
pastor while continuing to teach science at First Baptist Academy. A former
International Mission Board missionary to Paraguay, David speaks excellent
Spanish. According to the 2013 census, 26.3% of Collier County is Hispanic.
This is also a blessed weekend for our Vietnamese friends, as Pastor Jimmy
Nguyens daughter is wed to a wonderful young man. We praise God for Jimmys
victory over cancer and faithfulness through the years of persecution, and now
in years of proclamation and pastoring.
*There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and
Sunday morning worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!

David George

In View of a Call This Weekend


as our Pastor of Hispanic Ministry

It is with great excitement that we introduce David George


coming in view of a call as our Pastor of Hispanic Ministry
here at FBCN. For the past six months, David has served
as our Interim Hispanic Pastor and has done an incredible
job of growing and moving the Hispanic Ministry forward.
Davids affinity for Hispanic work was formed when he
was a missionary with the International Mission Board in
Paraguay. David and his wife, Linda, have three children
who all attend school at FBA (Savannah-18, Rebekkah-14,
and Seth-8).

Churchwide

College/20s Ministry

There will be no Wednesday night ministries on May 27.


The church building will be closed.

Summer Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, June 3 - August 19 at 6:30pm


in the Worship Center
HEAVEN - SESSION 1
The Realities of the Heavenly Realm

Unseen but Certain by Dr. Daniel Akin


The spiritual reality of angels, Satan, demons, hell, and
heaven. What the Bible teaches that we need to know and
why it matters today. Books are on sale now in the Lighthouse
Bookstore for $7.00 each.

EARTH - SESSION 2

Practical Insight into the Churchs Earthly Mission

Early Church by Ray Vander Laan


For Christians today, faith in God can sometimes seem to be
a cerebral choice. For the early church, it was the difference
between life and death.

er!

Remind

Quarterly Business Meeting

Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00pm in Room WC117

All church members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Foundations 101 New Believers Class

Begins Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm in Room DC112

This class is for new believers and anyone interested in


learning the basic principles and truths of the Christian faith.
If you know someone who is a new believer, invite him/her to
attend. For details, call Linda at 596-8600 x280.

Vacation Bible School Needs Snacks


Everest is Coming June 8-12

VBS is in desperate need of snacks (potato chips, sandwich


style cookies but nothing with peanuts, and Cheez-It baked
snack crackers). There are collection bins in the Fellowship
Hallway, the Commons, and the Education Building. You
may also call Nancy at 596-8600 x350.

VBS Needs Volunteers

We need volunteers right now to help with making


decorations for hallways. Please call Nancy at 596-8600
x350. We also need volunteers during the week of VBS.
There is a display in the Commons near the stairs to sign-up
to be part of this fun week. Make sure you pick-up a postcard
at the display with the training meeting information and
dates. Several volunteers are also needed in preschool and
kindergarten. Please call 596-8600 x351 for more details.

Childrens Ministry

Parent Dedication Class

Saturday, May 30 at 4:45pm

This class 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 RSVP.

New Arrival

Aiden Robert Vargas was born on May 16 at 6 lbs, 2 oz, and 17. Proud parents
are Ronie & Laura, and big sister is Ella.

Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord

Miriam Jewell passed away on May 16. We are praying for her family.

College/20s Summer Sessions

Begins This Thursday, May 28 at 7pm


in the Student Center

Join college age and young adults in their 20s as we kick


off College/20s Ministry Summer Sessions. Passionate
worship, dynamic and relevant teaching, and tons of
opportunities to connect with old friends and meet some
new. Interested in more info? Contact Troy Maragos,
Pastor of College/20s Ministry at tmaragos@fbcn.org.

Congratulations Graduates

In addition to those listed on the graduation handout from last weekend (still
available at the Worship Center entrances), we also congratulate the following
graduates on their accomplishments:

Joshua Blake Carter

First Baptist Academy


Favorite Verse:
Joshua 1:9

Tyler A. Woods

Liberty University
Favorite Verse:
Galatians 5:13

Missions Ministry

Florida Baptist Childrens Homes

Desperate Need for Foster Parents


Informational Meetings June 9th and 18th
6:30-8:00pm in Room DC109

Collier County has over 300 children in foster care and


only 40 foster homes. Please help by considering to
foster a child or sibling group. Please come and learn
more about how you can deeply impact the life of a child
through adoption, foster care, and many opportunities.
Email Terry.Hartz@fbchomes.org for more details.

David Heath

Working in Nigeria through May 31

David is currently working with various Bible Translation


projects. The Kamuku team is about half-way through the
Gospel of Luke, as well as working with the Fakai teams
Gospel of Matthew and Acts. A majority of the time, David
will be working with the Dukawa team on eight books in
hopes of completing their New Testament by January
2016. Pray for the Dukawa project in light of increasing
spiritual warfare as they finalize their New Testaments.

Womens Ministry

Beth Moore Conference


June 12-13 in Tampa

We have just a few tickets left for the Living Proof Live
event with Beth Moore on June 12-13 at the University
of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa. The ticket cost is
$60 and they can be purchased by calling the Womens
Ministry office at 596-8600 x240. We also have a block of
hotel rooms available upon request.

Legacy Builders Senior Adults


Legacy Singers

Begin Thursday, June 18 at 10:00am


in the Choir Room

This group of senior adults ministers to the residents


of assisted living facilities. No need to memorize music
or drive at night. Just enjoy Gospel music, hymns, and
fellowship. Contact Tina at 596-8600 x229 for more details.

Last Weekend

Decisions for Christ

Profession of Faith
Michael Wiener
Statement of Faith
Nancy Podley

Sundayss beach baptisms are


listed on the back of this First
Word.

Financial Stewardship

2014-2015 Operating Revenues


July 1, 2014 - May 17, 2015
Budget
Actual Variance

$7,065,000

$7,260,927 $195,927

Kingdom Missions Offering


YTD through May 17
Pledges
Received
$343,488
$209,085

Worship Attendance

May 16 & 17

Saturday Night
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Total
Tuesday Morning/
Wednesday Evening

1,009
1,589
2,598

Saturday Night
Sunday 8:15 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Home Groups
Total

719
123
861
392
2,095

This Upcoming Week


Deacon of the Week
May 25 - 31
Tyson Heyn
&
Ed Heim

If you need assistance, please call


the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.

Wednesday Family Meal


May 27

No Family Meal
This Evening
Since there are no ministries on
Wednesday, May 27,
and the church building is closed,
there will be no family meal.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 23

6:00 p.m. Worship Service: Worship Center


7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus

Sunday, May 24
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.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus


Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED206
Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
Worship Service: Worship Center
Spanish Worship Service: Family Life Center
Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4
Haitian Worship Service: Modular 2

Tuesday, May 26

No RefresHer This Tuesday Morning

Wednesday, May 27

No Ministries This Wednesday Evening


Other events this week include: FBCN Offices Closed Monday - Memorial Day,
College/20s Ministry Summer Sessions, Celebrate Recovery, Parent Dedication
Class

Personal Contact Information Update

Saturday Evening at 7:30pm

Ken Price Teaches All Ages in Room DC107


(First Floor of the Discipleship Center)

Ken is currently teaching on Revelation. Feel free to visit


Kens class, or stop by the information desk in the Commons
for more details.

Sunday Morning at 11:00am

1,077

Bible & Life Attendance


May 16 & 17

Bible & Life Groups of the Week

Has your email address changed recently? Have you just


moved? Did you change jobs or cell phone numbers? We
would like to update our records. Please send personal
contact updates to changes@fbcn.org or 596-8600 x238.

Bill Combs Teaches Ages 60+ in Room DC111


(First Floor of the Discipleship Center)

Bill is currently teaching on 1 & 2 Timothy/Titus. Feel free


to visit Bills class, or stop by the information desk in the
Commons for more details.

First Baptist Academy

PK/Elementary Honors Mothers

Mothers were honored with a PK Mothers Day program


Muffins with Moms and a Kindergarten Mothers Day tea.

Sundays Beach Baptisms


Chase Beatty
Tara Beatty
David Carlberg
Eleanor Carlberg
Ivrylyn Cline
Yuleydi Gonzalez
Andrey Doroshenko
Oxana Doroshenko
Chase Dowdy
Rhonda Dowdy

Danielle Eckenrode
Anne Ellis
Elijah Foote
Julie Frail
Ella Isecke
Yvonne Isecke
John Javor
Nancy Jaynes
Lauren Lang
Natalie Lichtman

Suzanne Obermiller
Wayne Obermiller
Debbie Obermiller
Jonathan Paz
Elizabeth Sherlock
Jordan Smith
Esther Spink
Philip Standhart
Zoey Wanderon
Jay Warburton

Ways to Connect Online with FBCN

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you are. Simply go to fbcn.org every Saturday at 6:00pm or
Sunday at 9:30am for our live streaming.

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Contact Us

First Baptist Church Naples

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