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Transfer of Letter Statement of Faith Samiah Zabel Pat Cox Dual Membership Lisa Rhodes Deniece Vella Lynn

Beseth Baptism Blake Fincher

Decisions for Christ

March 9 & 10

Worship Attendance
1,065 1,794 1,097 3,956

Saturday Night Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total

Special Easter Worship Services Invite your family and friends! Good Friday Service March 29 at 7:00pm Worship Center
Join us for a special night of reflection and celebration of the Lords Supper, featuring our combined worship teams. Limited childcare will be available for infants through five years of age.


2012-2013 Operating Revenues July 1, 2012 - March 10, 2013 Budget Actual Variance Bless the Lord offering underway!

Financial Stewardship

March 9 & 10

Bible & Life Attendance

29 677 157 302 799 853 2,817

Debt balance

$5,279,019 ($152,071)

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 Total

Deacon of the Week March 18 - 24 Lee Norton & Ned Kendall

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

Meal for March 20 (4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Veggie, Dessert
Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe during regular business hours or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a family (immediate family residing in home). Alternate choices include grilled chicken breast, hamburger, pizza, or a grilled hot dog. `

Wednesday Family Meal

Easter Resurrection Services

Classes for infants through 4th grade during worship. All Bible and Life Groups are cancelled.

Saturday, March 30 6:00pm

Limited childcare available for infants through five years of age. All Bible and Life Groups are cancelled.

Sunday, March 31 8:00am, 9:30am, or 11:00am

Saturday, March 16
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly Schedule
Guest Reception
There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and Sunday morning 11am services. Pastor Wicker would love to meet you!

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Worship Service: Worship Center Spanish 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 Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 4 Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED222 Vietnamese Bible Study & Worship: DC220 Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Spanish Worship Service: Student Center RefresHer Womens Ministry: Worship Center (east side) Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA Alternative: Education Building Mens & Womens MInistries Combined: Worship Center High School Ministry: Student Center Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room Orchestra Rehearsal: Worship Center

Sunday, March 17
8:15 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. 9:00 a.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.

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Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 20

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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

First Baptist Church Naples

Other events this week include: Beach Baptism, Outreach Evangelism, PraiseKids, Project56, Discovering First Baptist, Quilting/Sewing, MOPS, Prayer for our Pastors, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Share, Holding onto HOPE, CarCare. Please see our weekly schedule at www.fbcn.org/weeklyschedule.

Loving and Longing for Gods Dwelling Places

None of us can counterfeit our cravings. If you put your finger on the pulse of your desires, you will soon discover that where your heart is, there your treasures will be invested. We can fake what we say or even what we do, but not what we want. The psalmist gushed, How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord. How blessed are those who dwell in Your Dr. Hayes Wicker house! They are ever praising You (Psalm 84:1, 2, 4). God manifests His presence, power, and ministry in sacred spaces Senior Pastor of Bible-teaching, Christ-centered local churches, the modern equivalent to the Old Testaments courts. Of course, believer bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). You love Gods unique place of worship, discipleship, and ministry called First Baptist Church Naples. We are blessed to dwell in the heavenly atmosphere of worship and discipleship. We also could say, How blessed is the man whose strength is in God (Psalm 84:5) as we seek to equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). Many come to our church who have never really found friendship in the Family of God before, yet affirm that the bird has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young (Psalm 84:3). Your children discover and are discipled in the Lord here through our ministries. Your wandering has been turned into connecting; your restlessness has ceased by rest in the Lord. No matter what the outlook of life, the up-look is blessed. If you love and long for this dwelling place, be involved in the Bless the Lord Offering next weekend and give as much as possible to help us retire our debt of over $6 million remaining of the original $30 million. Our desire is to say with King David: O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours (1 Chronicles 29:16). We give God the glory but recognize our responsibility. The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives (Psalm 37:21). We didnt wait to pay the enormous sum in cash before we built in order to keep reaching people, and also because we anticipated the rising costs of future construction. Manageable debt must also be payable. While some in the current national culture demean buildings as being wasteful, materialistic, or institutionalized, we see our facilities as a means to an end. We are investing in souls and not just steel and stucco. We built new fields for Sports Outreach where hundreds of unsaved kids are touched. Children now worship in the Discipleship Center and grow in the Lord in our new space. Countless people hear the gospel and receive comfort in our Chapel or find resources and meaningful fellowship in the Commons. Mission connections occur there, as well. Our First Baptist Academy is training todays generation to be tomorrows leaders. Hundreds more meet for Bible Study along with other equipping or healing ministries. Parking, access, air conditioning, office space, and much more have been enhanced. Four language ministries meet here in our Base of Operation. Bless the Lord!

This Week

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Upcoming Events

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This weekend, the Lighthouse Bookstore is hosting our local FBCN authors in a special book signing event. You can purchase their books, and then have the authors personally sign them. Authors include Pastor & Janet Wicker, Steve Plaster, Barbara Hoff, Peter Hone, Robb Brandt, Bill Combs, Linda Thomas, and others. Stop by the special display just outside the bookstore this Saturday after the service, or this Sunday after the 11:00am service. There are six beautiful paintings on display in the Commons (in the area across from the Lighthouse Bookstore, by the stairs) that are currently being offered in a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Bless the Lord offering. Bids close at 12:30pm on Sunday, March 31. Paintings donated by local artist and FBCN member Joyce Norwood. The Pregnancy Resource Center is at the Missions Kiosk in the Commons this weekend. Each year, hundreds of women facing crisis pregnancies enter the doors of the Pregnancy Resource Center believing abortion is their only option. They meet with volunteer counselors who lend a caring ear. The counselors share the truth about abortion and encourage them to make life-giving decisions by providing resources to meet their physical needs and support to meet their emotional needs. The counselors also share the Gospel with these women. If you would like to join us for training to become a counselor, or just for more information, please stop by the Missions Kiosk this weekend, or call Sue at 513-9775. Nicu and Marta Sotir, of Bucharest, Romania, will be sharing about their church planting ministry in the Shelford BLG this Sunday at 11:00am in Room DC110. Everyone is invited. Nicu graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary and has ministered in his home country, sent by his home Baptist church.

Local FBCN Authors Book Signing

This ministry of the deacons wives to the widows of our congregation will be on Monday, March 25 at 1:30pm in WC117. Sign-up in the Fellowship Hallway or call Vada at 596-8600 x268. Join us for fellowship and encouragement. This will be on Thursday, March 28 6:30pm-9pm. Bring your flashlight! Register by calling 596-8600 x224. We are also collecting plastic eggs and individually wrapped candies for this event. Please place your donations in the colorful collection bins located throughout the campus. Race will be on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30am at FBCN. Everyone gets shirts, and prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is one new pair of childrens shoes (bring the day of the race) to be given to a child in Immokalee. Register by March 20 online at runforimmokalee.com. Joel Rosenberg is once again coming to speak to us at FBCN. He will be the guest speaker in all worship services the weekend of April 6 & 7. Arrive early as the Worship Center might fill up quickly. SOS Purity Retreat for 7th and 8th grade students will be April 12-13 for $35 per person. Register online at fbcn.org/msm. For details, call 596-8600 x224. All Juniors and Seniors join us on April 12-13 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, please call 596-8600 x224. Scholarship applications and information are now online for college or seminary students who are FBCN members and meet all the criteria. Deadline to apply is May 1. Please go online at fbcn.org/college for all criteria, information, and application. For questions, email Rhonda at rwright@fbcn.org.

Annas Tea

Middle School Moonlight Event

Silent Auction for Paintings in Commons

Run for Immokalee

Missions Kiosk

Joel Rosenberg Coming to FBCN

7th and 8th Graders

Romanian Guests in BLG This Sunday

Junior/Senior Weekend

Christian Vocation Seminary/College Scholarships

Our next event is Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm in Room DC121 (Discipleship Center, across the hall from KidzTown). Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker, this dinner seminar is for those who are new to FBCN, want to join the church, or would like more information about our church ministries. Please RSVP at 596-8600 x679 (deadline is 10:00am Monday morning). You can also sign-up this weekend at our table in the Commons. Childcare must be reserved separately by calling 596-8600 x360. The next class is Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm in Room WC117. For questions, please call or text Pam Cole at 272-5583 or email pcole@fbcn.org. H.O.P.E. will meet this Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm in Room DC111. For more information, call Sue at 596-8600 x582. This class is for married ladies struggling with infertility, infant loss, or adoption loss. We still have room at our Saturday March 23rd Car Care Clinic. If you know someone hurting financially, please tell him/her about our clinic and urge him/her to call the church at 596-8600 x617 or for Spanish speakers call x247. You may also pick up flyers to hand out at the information booths.

Discovering First Baptist Church Naples

Danellie Bernice Garcon was born on December 21, 2012 weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches. Proud parents at Pastor Daniel and Rachelle. Pastor Daniel Garcon is the Pastor of the Haitian Church that meets on our campus.

New Arrival

Quilting/Sewing Class

Beach Baptism This Sunday, March 17

If you would like to be baptized in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico this Sunday, please see a Pastoral Staff member today. We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hallway at 1:00pm on Sunday to carpool to the beach.

Helping Others through Pregnancy Encouragement

Students from the Class of 2013 have been accepted to many colleges, including Florida State University, George Mason University, Stonybrook University, Wheaton College, University of South Florida, University of Alabama, Rutgers, United States Military Academy, University of Florida, Rollins College, University of Central Florida, and Mary Baldwin College. Congratulations to Cassidy Reilly on being named a National Merit Finalist! This award is based on high PSAT scores. FBCN is now hiring for several housekeeping positions with the Premises Keepers. If you enjoy cleaning and have a heart to serve, we would like to talk to you. Ask for an application in the main church office, or go online at www. fbcn.org and select About Us/Employment Openings. You can also call Bob at 596-8600 x237. Looking for a part-time job? We have a few openings at the Lighthouse Cafe. This is your opportunity to put a few dollars in your pocket while serving the members and guests at FBCN. Call Bob at 596-8600 x237 for details.

First Baptist Academy

FBCN Employment Opportunities

Car Care Next Saturday