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Last Weekend

Decisions For Christ

Profession of Faith Jordan Kimery Baptism Judith Warren
Decisions from Discovering First Baptist Church Naples on back cover.

61st Annual Observance

1,239 1,576 999 3,814

Worship Attendance
April 21 & 22
Saturday Night Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total

National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 3 Noon Collier County Courthouse Steps
Please join with fellow believers on the steps of the Collier County Courthouse at noon. Join us at 7:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center Band Shell (in the back) for a Call to Pray time of united worship and prayer located at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway.

First Word

April 28 & 29, 2012 First Baptist Church Naples

Financial Stewardship

Bible & Life Attendance

April 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 49 857 121 362 749 570

Special Spring Concert with FBCN and McGregor Baptist Church

This Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. FBCN Worship Center

July 1, 2011 - April 22, 2012 Budget Actual Variance $6,415,396 $6,245,873 ($169,523)

2011-2012 Operating Revenues

Debt balance as of April 22 $7,551,771

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.

Saturday, April 28
6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 29
8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1
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, May 2

Thursday, May 3
6:00 p.m.



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.

April 30 - May 6 Norm Long & Bob Carboy

Decisions from Discovering First Baptist Church Naples

Statement of Faith Crandall & Natalie May Thomas & Monica Mackey Dillon Steinmann Jon & Ana Stevenson Transfer of Letter Carol Almand Mark & Diane Jessup Jose & Evelyn Santana Rebecca Santana Dual Membership Ron & Joan Lord Daniel Rapert Hugh & Mary Winslow

Wednesday Family Meal

Meal for May 2 (4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Chicken Marsala, Pasta, Salad, Vegetable, and a Dessert

Touch Points
Dr. W icker on the Radio
You can hear Dr. Wicker every day at 1pm on 91.5 Kingdom FM. Dr. Wicker is also on WSOR 90.9 FM at 8pm on Sundays. You can hear our Band of Brothers Mens Ministry on 91.5 at 11am & 9pm on Saturdays.

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

Weekly Schedule

Worship Service/Worship Center 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 Worship Service/Worship Center Bible and Life Groups/Various Rooms on Campus EnricHer Womens Ministry/Various Classrooms Family Meal/Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA Childrens Ministry/DC120 Band of Brothers Mens Ministry/Chapel EnricHer Womens Ministry/Various Classrooms High School Ministry/Student Center Middle School Ministry/Family Life Center-Gym Choir Rehearsal/Choir Room Orchestra Rehearsal/Worship Center

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This special evening consists of combined worship choirs of 200+ voices and a combined 35+ piece orchestra. Dont miss this powerful evening of inspirational music and worship! If you are unable to attend this Sunday, our choir will be singing with the McGregor choir next Sunday (May 6) at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers.

For more information about any of our ministries, please visit our church website at and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistChurchNaples. 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


Beach Baptism This Sunday, April 29

Our next beach baptism will be this Sunday, April 29. If you would like to be baptized in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, please see a Pastoral Staff member today.

Celebrate Recovery/DC121

Dr. Hayes W icker, Senior Pastor

Recollections of Chuck Colson

While multitudes mourn the death of Charles Colson, probably the best-known and most influential American Christian other than Billy Graham, I experience a profound sadness as his pastor of twenty years. I first met Chuck while in view of a call. I presented an audacious covenant to the First Baptist Church of Naples, Florida which was attached to the secret ballot, challenging the church: You cannot separate a man from his message and his methods; a vote to call me is a vote to confirm this covenant. While not a member yet, Chuck came to me and affirmed this action and asked permission to put my covenant in his next book, The Body. When Chuck joined our church, I urged him to teach a class for non-members, titled Why Believe? It became the basis of his book How Now Shall We Live? and gave credibility to our new ministry. His autistic grandson, Max, was visiting one day, saw a baptism, and wanted to profess Christ himself. I authorized Chuck to baptize him in his pool. Chuck was an unashamed Baptist in doctrine and mission and always a faithful steward. Chuck had an incredible ability to affirm others. I treasure his compliments about my preaching and leadership, often shared in public settings. He never missed an opportunity to speak a positive word about his church. Though he might fly in early Sunday morning from ministering to prisoners or meeting with presidents, he was in his usual seat with Patty in worship. I received untold blessings from how his iron sharpened my balsam wood! I learned to move from intimidation of his towering intellect to accountability, knowing that I had an incredible responsibility to teach this godly man the Word and help him to be a better servant. He showed his prayer support while on his fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico by pulling out a worn prayer card which he carried in his pocket; there was my name and the names of my family. He often invited Naples people to our church. One of our ladies shared how he met her in Wal-Mart and urged her to attend: Things are happening there. When he received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, I was with him in Chicago. His response then was the same as when he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, Hayes, imagine the grace of God to an ex-con like me. I learned much about how to be a Christian gentleman, how to be gracious with every person, whether a prisoner or an executive, and to give attention to details. Christ transformed the drivenness of his hatchet man days in the White House to a single-minded devotion to the Kingdom. In his 70s, he urged me to keep on serving for as long as possible: Why should anyone retire when there is so much to do? Chuck saw fulfilling the Cultural Commission by being the preserving salt and shining light. He deplored compartmentalization, seeing Jesus as Lord of all of life. On more than one occasion, he told me of his last visit with Francis Schaeffer just before his death when he said, Chuck, the only issue truth true truth! My ministry was forever impacted by learning from Chuck that we must courageously allow our salt to sting and our light to expose, whether in living or in preaching truth, which is not obsolete but absolute. As I stood by Chucks hospital bedside as he finished the last lap of lifes race, finishing the course (2 Timothy 4:7), I felt like Elisha at the rapture of his mentor, Elijah: My father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel (2 Kings 2:12). Like Elisha, I prayed that the Spirit of Chucks God would rest upon me in a fresh way. When Chuck met his Savior in Heaven and his hero, William Wilberforce, I believe that the old Marine heard, Well done, Semper Fi. May our Lord also say of us when we see Him just as He is (1 John 3:2), Well done, good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21).

Special Guest Speaker May 5 & 6

Dr. Gary Frazier is a respected and recognized speaker and writer on the subject of Bible prophecy and current events. Gary is founder and President of Discovery Missions International located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. Gary has served as Teaching Associate at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas as well as an adjunct professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Gary and his wife Sandra reside in Arlington, Texas along with their four children and eight grandchildren.

All Church Event April 21 & 22, 2012

Welcome Reception for Eric & Kristin Yeldell - ALL ARE INVITED! This Saturday night, April 28 in the Commons immediately following BLGs. The Yeldells have begun to settle into their new home in Naples and to show FBCNs love and support, we invite you to come by and say hello. You are welcome to bring gift cards (Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Publix, etc.) that will bless them as they establish their new home with us. Baskets will be set up for this purpose.

Senior Adults
Annas Tea - This ministry of the deacons wives to the widows of our congregation will be Monday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Room WC117. Please sign-up in the Fellowship Hallway, or call at 596-8600 x268.

Womens Ministry
Ministers Wives Luncheon Work Day, Monday, May 14, 8am-5pm, Worship Center - There are many tasks to be done in preparation for the Ministers Wives Luncheon in June in New Orleans. Many of you cannot attend in June, but you have asked to be part of any projects here in Naples. We are having this full work day to begin collating, gluing, cutting, decorating, etc. Please bring your scissors, wire cutters, glue guns, glue sticks, and anything else you think will be helpful. Refreshments available. If you can only help part of the day, thats ok. Please call Robin at 253-5400 and give her your name, phone, and times you will be helping. Going Beyond 2012 with Priscilla Shirer and Anthony Evans Because God wants to meet you where you are - May 4-5 at First Baptist Orlando. Conference tickets $49. Make reservations at www.lifeway.com/goingbeyond or call 800-2542022. For hotel reservations, call the Hampton Inn at 407-351-6716 and tell them you are with the First Baptist Church Naples group.

Single Adults
New Bible and Life Groups - New studies beginning May 5 at 7:30 p.m: Boundaries 101 in DC212, Boundaries 201 in DC209, Becoming a Woman of Extraordinary Faith in DC214, and Love & Respect Building Blocks in DC211.

High School
Graduate Recognition - High school and college graduates may submit their full name, name of school they are graduating from, and favorite scripture verse, along with their photo, to Ginny Peiffer at gpeiffer@fbcn.org. All submissions must be received by Monday, May 7. Senioritis - Preparing high school seniors for the real world: Sundays, May 6 & 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coles house. Dinner will be provided. Senior Graduate Recognition Banquet - Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Parents of graduates are welcome. Dinner will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information on any High School event, please call 449-4480.

Bible and Life Groups

Surrendering the Secret - A Bible study designed to heal the heartbreak of abortion. Compassionate and confidential. For more information, please call 596-8600 x284, or email STS@fbcn.org. Harvester Training Saturday, May 12 (9am-5pm) DC121 - This seminar immerses participants in tools for engaging the lost and teaching others to do the same. Learn what to say, who to say it to, and what to do next. Facilitated with colorful stories of results from around the world by IMB missionary Erin Roberts. $5 registration fee includes lunch and all materials. To register call Sandy at 596-8600 x261.

Middle School
Middle School Orientation - For students entering 5th grade or who are new to our FBCN Middle School Ministry (and their parents), please join us in FL117 immediately following BLGs on either Saturday, April 28 at 8:45 p.m. or Sunday, April 29 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, please call 449-4480.

FBCN Staff Anniversaries

Douglas Pigg David Gonzalez Associate Pastor of Church Administration FBA Teacher 4 years 7 years

Kidz Summer Quest (Courage Quest) - KSQ is June 11-15 for all children entering 1st-4th grades. Volunteers are needed! We also need shoe boxes, canopy tents, large baskets, silk plants, striped or multicolored fabric, burlap, and large clay pots. Please call 596-8600 x350 for more information about volunteering or donating items. First Steps Class - This is for children who are in 1st through 4th grade who would like to get baptized. It meets on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact 596-8600 x350 to sign your child up and pick up his/her workbook.

FBCN `member, Chuck Colson, passed away on April 21, 2012. We express our sympathy to his wife, Patty, and the rest of the familiy.

Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord FBCN Help Wanted

First Baptist Academy

High School Graduation - FBA families are welcome to attend the 4th annual high school graduation ceremony. Graduation will be Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

We are currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the part-time position of Administrative Assistant for Womens Ministry. This person will support the Director of Womens Ministry. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs (specifically Word and Publisher) but a working knowledge of Adobe programs (Photoshop and InDesign) is a huge plus. Should be able to adapt to a flexible schedule, have strong organizational and people skills, and have a heart to see women know and grow in Christ. To apply, you may go online at www.fbcn.org or pick-up an application at the Church Reception Office.

Honor Mothers on May 13 - We now have Mothers Day cards and gifts available. Choose from a variety of gift ideas!

Community Outreach
Blood Drive - Sunday, May 6 in the FBCN Church Parking Lot. Please call 513-7665 to schedule a time.