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February 20 & 21, 2010

First Baptist Church Naples


Who are You and Where are You Going?
People love titles. A Hawaii was jolted when suddenly “the
union started labeling few and the proud” of the Marines were
maids as household fewer by two. A private and a corporal
technicians. Teachers were put in the brig back in the 80’s for
are now being called a small breech of military etiquette –
“educators.” Waitresses they took a 19-ton amphibious assault
are now “servers.” vehicle on a joy ride. The battlefield
Stewardesses are now brontosaurus, designed to carry 25
“flight attendants,” and housewives are heavily-armed soldiers into combat,
“domestic engineers.” I suppose that began a 5-mile journey by crashing
beats the term for garbage collectors – through a fence at the Kaneohe Station.
“sanitation engineers!” Pardon me if my Driving around in such a vehicle when
shorter hair exposes my red neck, but there is no fighting going on amounts
why do we have to have a title? When to a kind of a lie. Looking tough may not
your child skins his knee, he doesn’t actually be tough. Besides, many things
need a “domestic engineer” but his in life require getting permission.
mommy.
While the battle for godliness rages,
Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, let’s brandish “the sword of the Spirit”
ambassador, statesman, signer of the and wear the armor of God as we go
Declaration of Independence, and in the right direction. Let’s not do like
crafter of our country. His tombstone those Marines and sideswipe a car but
reads: “Ben Franklin, printer.” If you rather stay in the lane of God’s plan.
know who you are, you don’t have to Our lives and this ministry are no joy
convince anyone else. Jesus calls us His ride, but can influence people for
“servants.” eternity and must be taken seriously.
This morning in my Quiet Time I prayed,
We are redeemed children of God and “Private Wicker reporting for duty, Sir!”
joint-heirs with Christ. When we know That’s who I am and what I do.
who we are, then we can discover what
we should do. God’s job description is ATTENTION!
simply to serve Him and others as you
love Him with all your might. Allow
what you are and have to be used for
God’s intended purposes. However,
make sure that you are following the
Great Commander in Chief.

Guest Reception
There is a guest reception in the Commons immediately following the
Saturday night and the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service. Come and meet
Dr. Wicker.
The 7th Annual Friends of the Lion Banquet will be
held on Thursday, March 11, 2010. There will be campus
tours starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception with a silent & live auction
starting at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Gary Chapman will be the guest speaker
at the dinner and program starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50
per person. For more information, please call
(239) 596 - 8600 ext. 619.
Bible and Life Groups
“A Place for Everyone to Connect, Grow, and Enjoy.”

Saturday – “Seven Words Sunday – “Islam – A Further


to Change Your Family While There Look” taught by Steve Plaster
is Still Time” taught by Jim Powers This class meets each Sunday
meets in DC 108 at 7:30 p.m. What morning in WC 117 at 9:30 a.m. In this
we really want for our teaching you will explore
family is change, but, Muslim beliefs and
how? You will learn practices which include:
ways to implement life-style, theology from
more of God’s agenda the Koran, philosophies,
and less of yours, plus politics, and mystical
incorporate real love, aspects of Islam. This
peace, and health in class will be taught thru
your family. In this April 11, 2010.
series we roll up our
sleeves and get to
work examining seven biblical words
that, when understood and applied,
will transform your family.

“Discovering the Bible


& Growing as a Christian”
Join us for a four week study, “Discovering the
Bible & Growing as a Christian. This study meets
on Sunday morning starting March 7th and goes
through March 28th. The class starts at
11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in room
DC113 in the Discipleship Center. You can join in any of the
four sessions. Please call Linda at 596-8600 ext. 280 for
more information.
Band of Brothers
A Ministry for Men of All Ages

“Running On Empty”
Rev. Greg Davidson

The Battle For Godliness


Wednesday Evening Men’s Study
6:25 - 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Great time of study and fellowship as we learn
how to fight the battle together.

Men’s Ministry airs Saturdays on 91.5 FM at 11 a.m. & 9 p.m.

Kids Winter Extreme!!!


KidzTown has another exciting worship service designed just for
orner

kidz both on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We always
have a wonderful time together worshiping
the Lord “Kid Style”. This week we will be
continuing our study on how to be a disciple
of Christ as we look further into the book
of Matthew at the “Parable of the Loaned
Money”.
Come and see the antics of the
characters of KidzTown and Pastor Larry
as they put feet on the teaching of God’s
Word. KidzTown is open to all children in 1st
through 4th grade and is located in DC120. Come join the excitement of
KidzTown today!!
KidzTown begins Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
...second session of...
Raising a Modern - Day Knight
Where: First Baptist Church Naples/ WC117
When: Tuesdays, beginning March 2
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Training Guide and


Legacy Album
A twelve - week adventure for Dads

“Training Young Champions


for Christ”
Questions?
Call Pastor Kevin Van Duser
at 239-596-8600 ext. 203
Announcing Part 2 of our Winter 2010 RefresHer Bible Study…

8 Choices That Will Change a


Woman’s Life
By Jill Briscoe
Please join us as we continue This study is based on the
our Winter Session of RefresHer book of James and will be a team
for a 4 week study on choices. teaching format. Janet Wicker will
Now that we have studied the 35 be partnering with familiar and new
names of God and have faces as we dig into these
a better understanding important truths.
of Who God is ...we will Books are $10 and go on sale
practically apply that next week in RefresHer and
knowledge to some the Lighthouse Bookstore!
of the most important For more information,
choices we will make as women. please contact the Women’s Ministry
You can choose to have a life Office at 239-596-8600 ext. 241 or
that is happy, blessed, and pleasing Nwoods@fbcn.org.
to God. This insightful study will
give you the tools you need to make
choices that will change your life-for
good!
First Steps Class
A First Steps Class for children in 1st through
4th grades, who would like to get baptized,
will begin on Sunday, February 28th at 11:00
a.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 your
child up for this class and to pick up their workbook.

Parent Dedication Class


The next Parent Dedication Class will be
held Sunday, February 21 at 11:00 in room
ED166. This class is for parents wanting
to dedicate themselves and their child
to the Lord during the Worship Service.
Reservations are required. For more
information and to make your reservation, please call Kim at 596-8600, ext.
360. The next available class will be offered April 18.

New Baby Born


Raquel Alexa Strakaluse was born on February
11, 2010 to Greg and Camille Strakaluse. She
weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and measured 17
1/2 “ long. Raquel has a big older brother named
Roman. Congratulations to the family.

Anna’s Tea
Anna’s Tea is a ministry of the deacon’s wives to the widows
of our congregation. The next gathering will be on Monday,
February 22 in room WC117 starting at 1:30 p.m. The special
guest speaker will be Karen Head. Please sign up in the
Fellowship Hallway if you would like to attend.
Bill & Ginny Hanson
Come visit them in the Missions Kiosk this weekend!

Bill & Ginny Hanson are unique ministry to build Churches,


missionaries with the Association Of Schools, Mission Hospitals, Church
Baptist For World Evangelism (ABWE). Camps and other Christian related
We started our mission’s ministry in facilities globally. Our prayer as we
1999. serve God is that people will be saved
The Need: As missionaries, or grow closer to Christ through the
we assist ABWE missionaries with Projects that God has us involved in.
building projects globally. Presently We have a financial shortfall of
we manage 70 building projects in around $1,600 monthly to effectively
20 different countries. The need is facilitate our ministry around the
great to have world. If you
Bill & Ginny have interest in
come alongside supporting us
missionaries to financially or
assist with their praying for us,
building projects. please contact
Through this us at billh@abwe.
process, the org or 239-494-
missionaries do 4883. Financial
not lose focus and gifts are fully
valuable time that tax deductible
is needed in their ministry. We have and can also be sent directly to the
demonstrated through this building Association of Baptist for World
process we can save approximately Evangelism. Att. Mr. Glenn Priddy. P.O.
30-50 % on building costs, make sure Box 8585 Harrisburg, PA 17105. Please
Donor’s funds are used effectively mark on the check or a letter included
and the end result is people coming with the check, this Financial Gift is
to know Christ. for Bill & Ginny Hanson, Account #
Since 1999, God has led us 10000.
to South Africa, West Africa, Ghana,
Togo, the Gambia, Philippines,
Kosovo, Portugal, Bangladesh and
various portions of South America.
God has used us effectively in this
Oliver North
will be our featured speaker at the Big Life Fundraising
Event:Thursday, February 25, 2010. Colonel North is a
combat decorated Marine, business founder, columnist, and
host of Fox News Channel’s “War Stories”.

There isn't any charge to attend; however, seating is


limited and reservations are required. Tickets for invited
guests are first come, first served and will be
gone fast! Registration will be suspended once capacity is
reached, so register NOW. We encourage you to invite your
friends to register as well.

Big Life Empowers Believers Worldwide to reach their


own people for Jesus Christ. Thousands of churches have
been planted and tens of thousands former Hindus,
Buddhists and Muslims are now worshipping weekly in New

Oliver North
Testament Bible-believing fellowships. Big Life has been
described as“the Book of Acts in Action!”

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WILL YOU GIVE ONE HOUR


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sage. See and hear for each and
yourself how every March 13, March 20, and March 27
is accomplishing a tremendous
Monday. work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Planned
ugh a church planting movement that
ws thousands to Christ each month! Parenthood is located south of Pine
FBCN is participating Ridge Road just west of Goodlette.
in an ecumenical,
Register Online at
worldwide protest
ww.biglifeonline.org against abortion Please sign up in The Commons after the
called “40 Days for Life” from Feb service for the date and time that works
17 through Palm Sunday (March 28). best for you.
Demonstrations are planned in 163
cities across the United States, Canada,
Australia, and Ireland.
Looking for Champions
Looking for Champions
Volunteer Leaders
Champions areVolunteer
church membersLeaders
who coordinate/lead
many ministries within First Baptist. Thank you to the
Champions are church members
following who coordinate/lead
champions!
many ministries within First Baptist. Thank you to the
Benevolence
following Fred Klaucke
champions!
Car Care Fred
Benevolence Rod Klaucke
Foster
Carpenters’ Crew Rod
Car Care Ed Heim
Foster& Norm Long
Carpenters’ Crew Ed Heim & Norm Long
We continue to need more champions to help with the
following ministries:
We continue to need more champions to help with the
Crown ministries:
following Ministry
Disaster
CrownRelief Teams
Ministry
DivorceCare
Disaster Relief Teams
Helps Outreach
DivorceCare
Helps Outreach
To learn more, contact Jim Hill at 596-8600 ext. 242.
To learn more, contact Jim Hill at 596-8600 ext. 242.
An Evening An Evening of the Arts
Let all creation praise Him Ps. 145

of the
You Are Invited… to glorify God through the v

Arts
On March 25, 2010, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, FBCN a
host an art exhibit and sale in the Commons lobby o

display “Letfeature
will all creation praise
original worksHim”
of art, created by
artists from the FBCN church family and friends, and
Ps. 145:10. You are invited to glorify God
Entry fee will be $3.oo per person and $5 per c
through the visual arts!
We are currently looking for artists to participate
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information Thursday, Marchlobby
in the Commons 25, for
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an Inform
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., FBCN and Sc
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Lindaand
Shaw sale in the ext.
at 597-2233
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moreThe display will
information.
feature original works of art, created by professional artists from the
FBCN church family and friends, and FBA parents. Entry fee will be $3
per person and $5 per couple.
We are currently looking for artists to participate. Visit the
information desk in the Commons lobby for an Information & Entry
form. Forms may be returned to the Elementary School office. Please
contact Linda Shaw at 597-2233 ext. 301 for more information.
PRIMETIMERS

WHEN: PrimeTimers
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
WHEN: Friday, March 19th, 2010
WHERE:
WHERE: WORD
Word of Life, OF LIFE,
Hudson, FL HUDSON, FL
TIME: Depart at 8:00 a.m. sharp
TIME: DEPART AT 8:00 AM SHARP!
COST: $35.00/PP
SignCOST:
up at the registration table in the Fellowship Hallway.
$35.00/PP
Tickets may be purchased at the main office during the week.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 20
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, February 21
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. 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
12:20 p.m. FAITH/Fellowship Rec. Gym (FR101)
12:30 p.m. Hispanic Worship Service/Student Center
12:45 p.m. Lightforce/WC129
12:45 p.m. Project56/DC220
12:45 p.m. Praise Kids/Education Bldg. 132, 134, 163, 165, 222
5:00 p.m. Romanian Baptist Mission/Modulars 3 & 4
Monday, February 22
1:30 p.m. Anna’s Tea/WC117
Tuesday, February 23
9:00 a.m. RefresHer/WC100a
7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Women’s Step/DC107
7:00 p.m. The Vine College & Career Service/Student Center
Wednesday, February 24
6:20 p.m. AWANA
6:30 p.m. RefresHer/Worship Center
6:30 p.m. Men’s Ministry/Chapel
6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room
8:00 p.m. Orchestra/Worship Center
Thursday, February 25
6:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery/SC100
6:30 p.m. Divorce Care/DC107
6:30 p.m. Financial Peace/DC108
6:30 p.m. Cancer Support Group/DC110
6:30 p.m. Grief Share/AD145


Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ Worship Attendance
Membership by Membership by February 13 & 14
Statement of Faith Letter Saturday Night Total 1,074
Anthony Swanson Bryan Stanley Sunday Morning 9:30 1,913
Kimberly Swanson Suzanne Stanley Sunday Morning 11:00 1,514
Connor Swanson Amanda Stanley Total 4,501
Madalyn Swanson Connor Stanley
Riley Swanson Sarah Stanley

Bible & Life Attendance


February 13 & 14
Saturday Night 863
Financial Stewardship Sunday 8:15 86
Sunday 9:30 524
2009-2010 Operating Revenues Sunday 11:00 968
July 1, 2009 - February 14, 2010 Home Groups 309
Budget Actual Variance Total 2,750
$4,546,581 $4,683,752 $137,171

Next Week
Deacon of the Week Dr. Wicker on the Radio
February 22 - February 28 You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at
Harold Thomas & Tim Shave 1:00 p.m. on 91.5 Kingdom FM WJYO.
Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM
If you need assistance, please call the church
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


Meal for February 24th
Baked Lasagna, 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 and Cafe Hours


Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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
Visit the Lighthouse Bookstore for great
deals and merchandise!!!

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
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