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January 28 & 29, 2012

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Church Leadership Banquet Sunday Evening, January 29 6:00 p.m. in the Worship Center

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paige Patterson
President of Southwestern Theological Seminary

Saddle Up
We are privileged to welcome Dr. Paige Patterson this weekend as our speaker at the Leadership Banquet. Dr. Patterson has the spirit of a courageous cowboy and the brilliance of a Teddy Roosevelt. He is a true son of the west, and his son, Armour, has become a western author, living in Arizona. As a President and pastor’s kid, Armour gives tours of the Grand Canyon on the turbulent and Colorado River. He has written a recent book A Look at Life from the Saddle, describing the Paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys. When I read about this unique bunch, I was stunned. Three California Vaqueros (Spanish cowboys) arrived on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1832. That was two years before the Alamo fell. They introduced the roping of wild long-horns on the slopes of Mauna Kea. They taught them how to make rawhide, and how to use lariats and saddles, horseshoes and bridles. The Hawaiian cowpokes were a colorful lot. They wore low-crowned, broad-brimmed black hats, knee-high leather boots, colored sashes, and bandanas. But here is where the song writer might take issue with them “Don’t let your sons grow up to be cowboys.” The Paniolos wore fragrant flowered leis around the necks. Pansies were favorites! The Spanish saying applied to them: “Every self-respecting Paniolo rode tied to death.” To lose a lasso or cast off from an animal once it had been roped was a Paniolo’s ultimate disgrace. God has called His people, particularly leaders in our ministries, to “shepherd the sheep,” to lasso the straying long-horns of believers. We are to be tied to truth, lashed to the cross, “resisting sin unto death” (Hebrews 12:4). We must not give up, give in, and let go of our mission to reach the lost and to disciple believers. The rawhide of gutsy conviction and the “lies” of loving sensitivity go together in our ministry. In our tropical paradise, there is still much work to do. “Ride with us” on the First Baptist Ranch. It could be tough. Paniolos roped steers and dragged them into the surf to a waiting boat, regularly contending with sharks. Satan will try to discourage you from your duty if he senses blood in the water of a young believer in fear. “But resist him, firm in your faith” (1 Peter 5:9). Meet me at the Chuck Wagon on Sunday evening in the Worship Center.

There is a guest reception in the Commons immediately following the Saturday night and Sunday morning 11:00 service. Come and meet Pastor Wicker.

Guest Reception

Rev. Eric Yeldell
as our new Associate Pastor of Contemporary Worship and Ministries
By a 96% affirmative vote, we will be welcoming Rev. Eric Yeldell as the Associate Pastor of Contemporary Worship & Ministries on Wednesday, February 1 (with him leading his first Saturday night worship service on February 11). Eric received his Masters of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He comes to us from First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace in Tampa where he has served as the Associate Pastor of Music and Worship for the past two years. He has been married to Kristin for over 6 years, and they have three children (Mary Grace, 5, Abby, 3, and Naomi, 7 months).

FBCN Welcomes

Discovering First Baptist Church Naples Monday, February 6 6:30 p.m. in Room DC121
Led by Senior Pastor Hayes Wicker, this is a very informative dinner seminar. It is held for those who are new to First Baptist Church Naples, those who want to join the church, or those who would like more information about our church and ministries. Please RSVP by calling 596-8600 x679. This dinner is designated for adults and children 11 and older. Childcare is available for children 10 years old and younger by advanced reservation. Please make your childcare reservation by calling 596-8600 x360. Please plan to feed your child beforehand.

THE FLORIDA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012

Please excercise your right to vote. Florida is one of the most critical states in national elections. As we’ve seen in the past, one church voting could make the difference in the outcome of a presidential election.

Begins Sunday, February 12 Tuesday, January 3 p.m. in voter registration applications to be postmarked at 5:00 Deadline for DC121
AndSaturday,came up and Florida Earlythem, saying, “All authority has been given Jesus January 21 spoke to Voting begins to Me in heaven and on earth. Prayer & Fasting Event – TheResponseUSA.com all the Tuesday, January 24 Statewide Go therefore and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with Saturday, January 28 Early Voting ends you always, even to the end of the age.” Tuesday, January 31 Presidential Preference Primary Election Day --Matthew 28:18-20 In verse 18, our Lord tells us that He has all authority in heaven and on earth. To download voter registration forms and for Then, first thing Jesus tells us to do, after stating His authority, is for us (those more information visit us at are disciples made? It who are Christians) to go and make disciples. How www.FLfamily.org is our responsibility as a church to equip you in disciple making. There is no greater joy than to be usedFlorida Family a person praying to receive of God to witness Policy Council Jesus as Savior and Lord. 4853 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806 In verse 20, we have a promise from what David Livingston, the great missionary pioneer to Africa, called, “the word of a gentleman of sacred honor,” that He would be with us always even to the end of the age. Christ just didn’t command us to go and make disciples; He promised to go and stay with us, as well. For more information, please call Linda at 596-8600 x280.
407.251.5130 • info@FLfamily.org • Fax 407.251.0023

Equipping to Share Jesus

The Resolution For Women
By

From best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, in partnership with the creators of Courageous, comes a resolution that challenges you to realign your daily decisions in a way that glorifies God and fulfills who He created you to be. Layered with biblical truth and seasoned with encouragement, The Resolution for Women will inspire the woman you see in the mirror to trust God’s perfect plan for her life, resolving to become “purposefully feminine, surprisingly satisfied, and faithfully His.”

Priscilla Shirer

Resolutions Include The resolution to: -Be Content -Be devoted to Christ and defined by His Word -Esteem others with my time, concern, and full attention -Live with the highest standards of virtue and purity

Collecting Used Books!
Lighthouse Bookstore CHRISTIAN will be gathering BOOK gently used or new DRIVE! Christian books for a Jan 28 – Feb 10 used book sale. Sale to be held the weekend of Feb 11 and 12.
For more information or donation guidelines, please call 449-4488.

In the Missions Kiosk This Weekend
Come experience the love of God by serving His people through Helps Outreach. The year 2011 saw 26,578 people served with food, clothing, furniture, and other household goods, for a total worth of $1,750,000. Come demonstrate Matthew 25:40, “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me’.”

Finding God’s Best in Dating Relationships A Relationship Check-up for Single Parents
Have you reached the point in your life where you feel ready to date again? Tired of being home alone with the kids every night and no one to share your life with? Before you take the plunge, have you considered what the Lord has for you as a single parent? God has the perfect relationship for you and your future. It is important that you follow God’s plan for relationships so you can let Him lead you where He wants you to go. This study looks at: The desires of your heart, friendships, how to walk away, or how to stay when it’s right, purity, and much more. Please join us as Dave Starkweather leads this class on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Room DC212.

Single Parents

The Books of I and II Corinthians
Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth reveal not only how churches struggle, but also what churches can do to reflect God’s holy character. This study will stretch, challenge, and encourage us as believers. We will be reminded that what God desires for our church is far more important than what we desire. Our preference must yield to His Word, and His mission must take precedence over our agendas. Please join Paul Horne as he teaches this class on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in Room DC109.

The Truth Project Home Groups
The Truth Project Home Groups will be starting soon. If you are interested in being a part of one of these Home Groups, either as a facilitator or a participant, please contact Sandy Graham at 596-8600 x261 or at sgraham@fbcn.org.

Volunteers Needed
Basic
Some of our Volunteers from a past Car Care event.

Car Care

Saturday, March 10th

We need drivers (car movers), cart drivers, table hosts, greeters, traffic control, mechanics, food service, administrative, and much more . To help, or for more information, please call Rod: 239-851-6011
Our church is very active! Keep up with all that is happening at FBCN 24/7.

“Like” us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistChurchNaples

Holly Williamson Rita Lezgus Ginny Peiffer Vicki Howell Merrill Schroer Herb Small

Volunteers Staff Anniversaries for February Needed
Basic

Operations Ministry Assistant 12 years FBA Resource Aide 11 years MS/HS Ministry Assistant 6 years FBA Business Office Accounting Asst 5 years Grounds Keeper (PT) 5 years Executive Chef 4 years

Car Care
Saturday,

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JV Boys Basketball vs. Barron Collier HS Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Barron Collier HS Senior Night for FBA 6:45 Varsity Girls Basketball District Finals @ Southwest Florida Christian Varsity Boys Basketball @ Donahue Academy

5:30 7:00

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An Evening of the Arts
“Let all creation praise Him.” Psalm 145:10
On Thursday, February 23 from 5-8 p.m., FBCN and FBA will host an art exhibit and sale in the Commons lobby. The display will feature original works of art, created by professional artists from the FBCN church family, friends, and FBA parents. Please contact Linda Shaw at 597-2233 ext. 301 for more information. To register as an artist, visit our website at www.fbalions.org and click on Evening of the Arts.

Youth Football Camp - February 10 & 11
Father / Son Experience
New York Jets Running Back Bilal Powell Weekend Schedule Feb 10 (Friday) 6:30-7pm Registration 7-9pm 1st session Feb 11 (Saturday) 7:30-9:30am Breakfast with guest speaker 10am-noon 2nd session 12:15-1:30pm Lunch and guest pro speaker 1:45-4pm 3rd session 4-4:30pm Closing ceremony Formerly with the Chicago Bears (Current Chaplain) Ray McElroy

New York Jets Wide Receiver Jeremy Kerley

Formerly with the New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Joe Horn

Formerly with the Indianapolis Colts Line Backer Steve Grant

Formerly with the New York Giants Wide Receiver Tim Carter

Last Name: _____________________ First Name: ___________________ Home Phone: ___________________ Cell Phone: ____________________ Email Address: ________________________________________________ Father’s Name: _______________________________________________ Shirt Size (circle one): AS AM AL AXL AXX

Son’s Name: ____________ Age: ___ Son’s Name: __________ Age: ____ Shirt Size (circle): YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL AXX

Make checks payable to FBCN: $25.00 per person (includes t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch) Paid ____________ Date _____ / _____ / _____ Check #__________ TO REGISTER: Return form by mail, or drop form off at the FBCN main church office. First Baptist Church Naples / Attn: Sports Outreach 3000 Orange Blossom Dr. / Naples, FL 34109 For additional information, call Coach V at 596-8600 x213, or email at kvanduser@fbcn.org.

to be delivered by our HIGH SCHOOL MISSIONS TEAM to the people of Argentina

Sponsor A Bible…

A gift of $10 will provide for the purchase & delivery of a Spanish Bible. To sponsor a Bible, please contact the Student Ministry office at 239-449-4480. Our High School Ministry will be traveling to Argentina on March 31- April 6. Please be in prayer for them as they “go forth and tell”.

Apples of Gold
Apples of Gold is a mentoring ministry based on Titus 2:3-5. The program is for mature women in the faith to take younger married women under their wings and engage in six weeks of Bible study and its practical application in our marriages and homes. The subjects are kindness, loving your husband, loving your children, submission, purity, and hospitality. We also teach cooking, table setting, and shopping tips. We meet in the intimate setting of a home. A cooking demonstration and meal are shared each week.

Our new session begins Thursday, February 2. You may pick up a registration form in RefresHer and at the Information Desk in the Commons.
For more information, please contact Brenda Howard at 595-2009 or psa1813@mac.com.

A ministry of the deacon’s wives to the widows of our congregation. It’s a HAPPY NEW YEAR PARTY!!
Join us for fellowship and encouragement from God’s Word.

Anna’s Tea
JANUARY 30 ROOM WC117

You’re invited to…

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please sign up in the Fellowship Hallway.

JANUARY 2012

stories from the Great Commission

living letters

Four years ago a drug lord in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wanted Eric Reese dead. But as the missionary worked with prostitutes, drug dealers and gang leaders in the midst of violence and danger, he gained respect and opportunities to tell people about his savior. It hasn’t been easy. Eric says his greatest fear is that one day he will go out to share the Gospel and not come back. One night the police called Eric to be the mediator as they tried to defuse a potential gunfight. He was the only person both sides trusted. That call was especially hard for his wife, Ramona. But Eric’s decision to go opened doors for him to share about Christ. “I’ve learned … to trust my husband with the Lord,” Ramona says.

fighting fear
Some have questioned the wisdom of placing himself in such danger. But Eric can’t turn his back on the need he sees around him. “When I look around Rio … I see a city that’s saying ‘Can someone help me? Is there a better way?’” he says. “What this city needs most is people to show the love of God and to share the Gospel. Everybody has the same value at the foot of the cross.” Eventually that drug lord changed his opinion, allowing Eric to witness to him on a monthly basis. Shortly before he was assassinated by a rival gang, he accepted Jesus as his savior.
Learn more about Eric and Ramona Reese in the winter edition of CommissionStories and at commissionstories.com/reese.

commissionstories.com

Divorce
Make sure he or she knows about DivorceCare! New session begins Saturday, Jan. 28th - 7:15 to 8:40 p.m. Room DC222

Someone You Know Is Hurting

New 13-week session starts Jan. 28th - 7:15 to 8:40 p.m. Room ED205

Kids hurt as well.

Call today for more information 596-8600 x242
Grief Share is for those who are hurting because of the death of someone close to them. Please tell your friends, coworkers, or family members about this ministry that helps them take the steps toward healing. Grief Share meets in AD145 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday evening beginning February 2. For more information, please call Sharen at 784-5682 or Betty at 738-4199.

Monday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. Room WC117
Everyone is welcome, whether a newbie or experienced with sewing. We have a few machines that may be used, but if you have a portable machine please bring it for your own use. Come and fellowship with others. Bring a UFO (unfinished project) to class and we will encourage/help you finish it. If you do not have an unfinished project, then bring something that you would like to do. Please call Kathy at 370-2592 or Pam at 272-5583 if you have any questions.

Sewing/Quilting Class

This week, we are having our “Game Shoe Review” as we look at what we have learned through our study of Roanoke Jones, Ace Detective. Children will have the opportunity to review what they have already learned in a way that is sure to create a lot of laughs. Each week, children have a great time singing, studying God’s Word, and worshipping the Lord “Kid Style.” Parents, if your child has not yet experienced the fun of a kid style worship experience, please don’t hesitate to bring him/her to KidzTown this weekend. KidzTown is open to all children in 1st-4th grades and is located in DC120 on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. or Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

KidzTown Worship

A First Steps Class for children who are in 1st through 4th grades that would like to get baptized will begin on Sunday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. This four 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 x350 to sign up your child for the Sunday session and to pick up their workbook so that they can begin working in it.

First Steps Class

Part Time Employment
Early childhood teachers and assistants are needed for various times and events, including RefresHer and MOPS, 3-10 hours per week, daytime and evening hours. Training provided. For information, call Sheila at 298-1029.

We are in need of AWANA volunteers on Wednesday nights. Please contact Nancy in the Children’s Ministry at 596-8600 x350 to serve in this great ministry.

AWANA Volunteers

New Arrivals
Benjamin Lee Malone was born on January 19, 2012 weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Proud parents are Daniel & Stephanie Scofield Malone.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Thursday, February 2 at 9:15 a.m. in WC100a

Upcoming Events
Saturday, January 28
6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Worship Service/Worship Center KidzTown Children’s 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 Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus KidzTown Children’s Worship/DC120 Romanian Baptist/Modulars 3 & 4/SC117 Haitian Bible Study & Worship/ED222 Vietnamese Bible Study and Worship/DC220 Worship Service/Worship Center Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus Hispanic Worship Service/Student Center Praise Kids Children’s Choirs/Education Building Project56 Youth Choir/DC220 Leadership Banquet/Worship Center Romanian Baptist Congregation/Modulars 3 & 4 Anna’s Tea/WC117 Sewing/Quilting Class/WC117 RefresHer Women’s Ministry/WC East Side Family Meal/Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA Children’s Ministry/DC120 Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry/Chapel RefresHer Women’s Ministry/WC East Side High School Ministry/Student Center Middle School Ministry/Family Life Center-Gym Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room Orchestra Rehearsal/Worship Center Mothers of Preschoolers/WC100a Prayer for our Pastors/AD184 Celebrate Recovery/DC121 Women’s Book Club/Commons Grief Share/AD145

Sunday, January 29
8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m.

Monday, January 30 Tuesday, January 31
4:45 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1

Thursday, February 2
9:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Last Weekend
Decisions For Christ
Baptism Gage Bridges Rededication Sherry Mediavilla

Worship Attendance
January 21 & 22
Saturday Night Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total 1,362 2,194 1,237 4,793

Financial Stewardship
July 1, 2011 - January 22, 2012 Budget Actual Variance $4,155,588 $4,039,803 ($115,785)

Bible & Life Attendance
January 21 & 22
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Home Groups 89 978 164 442 875 585

2010-2011 Operating Revenues

Debt balance as of January 22 $8,659,984

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 February 1 (4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad, Vegetable, and a Dessert

` Cafe Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Closed 3:15 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.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Bookstore Hours

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Total

3,133

Dr. Wicker on the Radio
You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at 1pm on 91.5 Kingdom FM WJYO. Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM at 8pm on Sundays. You can hear our Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry on WJYO 91.5 at 11am & 9pm on Saturdays.

Ron Peterson & Jim Allen

January 30 - February 5

Wednesday Family Meal

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Sermon Notes

So far, Jeremiah has been sharing a lot of bad news. But God still wants to bless His children even in hard times. You’ll see a change in what God is telling His people this week. Even when things are difficult, God is working it out for our good. Hang in there! Sunday - Jeremiah 28:1-17 / Monday - Jeremiah 29:1-14 Tuesday - Jeremiah 30:1-11 / Wednesday - Jeremiah 31:1-14 Thursday - Jeremiah 31:31-40 / Friday - Jeremiah 32:1-15 Saturday - Jeremiah 32:16-27

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 Men’s Ministry Shannon Moore ........................................................................Director of Women’s Ministry John Patterson..................................................................Associate Pastor/Media & Technology 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 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.