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First Baptist Church Naples

I visited our grandchildren in Tampa just before leaving for Colorado and our time of vacation. I was surprised to see Abby, the two-year old, run into the room wearing a pink cap and yelling, Play ball! Go team! Eric, my wonderful son-in-law, said to her, Can you say, batter up? Abby chirped, batter up, sister! It is wonderful to return from our time away, and I will say about my ministry, Batter up and about our church, Go team. I also cheer on all of us who are preparing for the fall ministries and say, Lets play ball.

Batter Up!

Contents: Doing the Right Thing Quiet Time Devotional 30 Day Challenge Be A Childs Hero Island Kidz Bible Prestation First Baptist Academy Summer Book Club Protected Harbor Blood Drive

I am anticipating another wonderful school year FBA Employment Opp. of faithful blessing and ministry for every aspect Kidztown of our church, including First Baptist Academy. I am so grateful for how our folks have been faithful C2 Ministry during the summer in giving, attendance, and service. Dedicated athletes will play no matter how many or how few are in the stands or how difficult their schedule may be. We are playing for our Great Coach, the Lord Jesus Christ. I also thank God for the excellent preachers who have filled the pulpit and our great staff who weekly Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness (Psalm 37:3). We truly have the Dream Team. Thank you for praying for Janet and me. We had times of rest, hiking and driving through the mountains, golf, visiting with our son at Seminary in Texas, reading, and seeking the Lord. I sought to improve my skills on my new iPad and somehow enter the 21st Century of technology (I still have a long way to go to be considered a geeky techno nerd). Truly, There is no place like home, particularly when it comes to our wonderful church and friends here in Naples. These 19 years of pastoral ministry have been the happiest and most productive of my life. I trust that any time away allows Janet and me to have a longer, enduring ministry. I hope that I bat more singles, more doubles, and even more home runs than strikeouts!

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center


Our topic this week is: If We Know What Is Right, Can We Do It?

Do you sometimes struggle with this thing we call the Christian life? Why is it so hard? Why do we do the things that we hate? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does it seem that at times God is unfair? Why , Why, Why? You will find some answers this week, but you might also discover some more questions?
Sunday - Romans 3:21-31 / Monday - Romans 4:1-12 Tuesday - Romans 4:13-25 / Wednesday - Romans 5:1-11 Thursday - Romans 5:12-21 / Friday - Romans 6:1-12 Saturday - Romans 6:13-23

Its a great opportunity. With the approach of our fall ministries, the need for volunteers to be involved in the lives of our children at FBCN is great. BLG: Teachers, Helpers, & Greeters AWANA: Directors & listeners Qualifications: A super vision and love for reaching His children for the Lord Availability Dependability To be a part of this great opportunity, sign-ups will be held in the Commons in August or you may contact Nancy in the Childrens Ministry office at 596-8600x350 or by e-mail at nhale@fbcn.org for more information on how you can volunteer and make a difference.

Be A Childs Hero!

Dont forget to reserve your upcoming Kindergartners spot for our Island Kidz Bible Presentation taking place on Saturday, August 27th or Sunday, August 28th. Pastor Wicker will present your child with their own Bible during a worship service. To RSVP please stop by the Preschool Information Desk in the Education Building during Church or call Kim at 596-8600, ext. 360.

Island Kidz Bible Presentation

DIVINE DESIGN

FOR LIVING

Lighthouse Bookstores
Summer Book Club
Im finding Bonhoeffer amazing! Systematic Theology students will particularly love this book. Im excited as we will be discussing similar parallels to our day and time, and possible future. - Janet

Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.
SILENCE IN THE FACE OF EVIL IS ITSELF EVIL: GOD WILL NOT HOLD US GUILTLESS. NOT TO SPEAK IS TO SPEAK. NOT TO ACT IS TO ACT.
-DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Ladies, Join us Sunday, August 7th, 4pm-7:30pm Discussion to be led by Janet Wicker FBCN CommonsSalad Supper to Follow

A Few Good Men & Women!!!


Protected Harbor continues to provide loving Christian care for Developmentally Disabled Adults! With the help of people like you, over the past decade, we have built a beautiful home, on the campus of McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, to be a home for six lovely developmentally disable ladies. Our long term mission is to build many more of these homes for both men and women, where they will receive full time, quality care, living skills instruction, workshop and vocational opportunities for earned wages, classroom and physical education, along with social activities and companionship. They will find a place to feel loved, respected and needed! They will be encouraged to grow and develop spiritually and emotionally. We are a foundation of love: showing God's grace, teaching and implanting God's Word. Our short term mission is to pray that we get more people involved in Protected Harbor! Involved as Board Members, Friends of the Board and Volunteers. We need help to continue to grow our mission, and in turn help the precious people who ' are not so able to help themselves.' As the beloved apostle Paul encourages us when he wrote in Philippians 2:3-4, "to look out for the interested of others" (NASB). We have opportunities for you to assist in our forthcoming Prayer Breakfast, being hosted by The Kiwanis, and also our Third Annual Charity Golf Event taking place in March 2012. Of course, we also welcome any and all of your continued donations, and thank you! If you would like to learn more, please stop by the Kiosk in the Commons before you leave church today, or call 239-248-7449, or visit the web site at www.godsprotectedharbor.com.
Important: Protected Harbor is a non-profit organization and 501(c) (3) corporation registered in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. NRI 2011

August 14 FBCN Church Parking Lot


Please call Karen at 734-0290 to schedule a time.

Blood Drive

First Baptist Academy Employment Opportunity


First Baptist Academy is seeking a qualified individual to fill a part-time Art Teaching position. Please visit www.fbalions.org/about_us/employment to print an application and return to the FBA Business Office. For more information, please contact Cindy Case at 596-8600 x256 or ccase@fbcn.org.

KidzTown Worship
Whats up??? KidzTown is up and is a fantastic worship service for all children to look up in worship to our Lord and Savior. The excitement begins Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We always have a wonderful time worshiping the Lord together Kid Style with songs, games, drama, and so much more. This weeks lesson keys in on how important fellowship is for the church. We actually need one another. We will be emphasizing this fact through Gods Word and through our new theme, Whats Bugging You? which shows each of us how to live life on purpose for the Lord. KidzTown is open to all children in 1st through 3rd grades (2011-2012) and is located in DC120. Dont be late!! You wont want to miss one moment of the excitement!

(College & Career 20 somethings)

C2 Ministry

7th Annual Retreat Gods Mystery

The 7th annual retreat will be held on August 5 & 6 in the Student Center from 6:30 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday. Cost is $10. You can buy tickets in a C2 BLG class or from Pam Cole at the church office. Just as you will discover the mystery in our Who dun it Mystery Dinner on Friday evening you will discover the mystery of your spiritual gifts and how you can use them in your church, community, and life. God has equipped each of us with the ability to serve Him. For more information, please contact Michele Rearden at 961-2860 or m.rearden1@gmail.com, Pam Cole at 272-5583 or pcole@fbcn.org, or Cathy Dean at 398-0827 or deanfam03@comcast.net.

Saturday, July 30
6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events
Worship Service/Worship Center KidzTown Childrens Worship/DC120 Hispanic Worship Service/Chapel Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service/Worship Center KidzTown Childrens Worship/DC120 Romanian Baptist/Modulars 3 & 4/SC117 Vietnamese Bible Study and Worship/DC220 Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus Hispanic Worship Service/Student Center Romanian Baptist Congregation/Modulars 3 & 4 Preschool Storytime/Lighthouse Bookstore College & Career Softball/Softball Field Family Meal/Fellowship Recreation-Gym Wacky Wednesday Childrens Ministry/DC120 Summer Adult Bible Study/Worship Center High School Ministry/Student Center Middle School Ministry/Family Life Center-Gym Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room Orchestra Rehearsal/Worship Center Celebrate Recovery/DC121

Sunday, July 31
8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2

Wednesday, August 3

Thursday, August 4

Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ Worship Attendance
July 23 & 24
Saturday Night Sunday Morning Total 1,092 1,490 2,582

Financial Stewardship
July 1, 2011 - July 24, 2011 Budget Actual $465,579 $421,221

Bible & Life Attendance


July 23 & 24
Saturday Night Sunday 8:15 Sunday 11:00 Home Groups 800 44 760 108

2010-2011 Operating Revenues

Debt balance as of July 24 $9,614,363

Next Week
Deacon of the Week
If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. For Spanish, call 601-6051.

` Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe during regular business hours or at the door for $6.00 each or $25.00 for a family (immediate family residing in home).
Alternate choices include grilled chicken breast, hamburger, pizza, or a grilled foot long hot dog.

Meal for August 3 (4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Spaghetti & Meatballs, Vegetable, Salad, and a Dessert

` Cafe Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Closed 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bookstore Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Variance ($44,358)

Total

1,712

Dr. Wicker on the Radio


You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at 1:00 p.m. on 91.5 Kingdom FM WJYO. Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, and on Praise FM 89.5 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoons.

Tim Roettele & Jeff Peiffer

August 1-7

Wednesday Family Meal

Sermon Notes

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Pastoral Staff
Dr. Hayes Wicker ................................................................................................ Senior Pastor Miguel Cruz ............................................................................. Hispanic Congregation Pastor Beverly Day ............................................................................ Director of Preschool Ministry Justin Faircloth ....................................................... Associate Pastor/Middle School Ministry Steve Hayes...................................................................Associate Pastor/Biblical Counseling Forrest Head ....................................................................................... Senior Associate Pastor Jim Hill................................................................................Director of Single Adult Ministry Lewis Howard .............................................................................. Associate Pastor/Education Don Ingle ......................................................................................Director of Mens Ministry Shannon Moore ........................................................................Director of Womens Ministry John Patterson..................................................................Associate Pastor/Media & Technology Doug Pigg ............................................................Associate Pastor of Church Administration Tom Rider .................................................................. Associate Pastor/School Administrator Larry Rigley .................................................................. Associate Pastor/Childrens Ministry Dr. Todd F. Stearns ........................................................ Associate Pastor/Worship and Music Kevin Taylor ..............................................................Associate Pastor/High School Ministry Kevin Van Duser .................................................................Associate Pastor/Sports Outreach

First Baptist Church Naples


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

3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.