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Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor

Asking, Seeking, and Knocking
When I first became pastor here in Naples, I was in Indianapolis for the Southern Baptist Convention and attended the church of some of our dual members. It was there that I met Pastor Russ Blowers, who later vacationed here. If you called his voicemail, you heard these upbeat, faith-filled words: Heavenly Father, I thank You that when we call upon You, we never get an answering machine! But I pray for this person who is calling me. May this be one of the best days of his or her life! Help them to be patient with me, because I can hardly wait to call them back. In Jesus Name, Amen. I was convicted by his faith-filled prayer and attitude, while his wife was in the final stages of Alzheimers disease. The thousands of petitions and intercessions to the Father at the Throne of Grace has allowed our ministry to experience tremendous blessing. Arent you glad that God bids us to call Him, and we dont get a machine! I realize that prayer doesnt come easy for some, but the staff and I want to help you grow in talking to and hearing from the Lord. Therefore, we are calling our church to Seven Weeks of Seeking the Lord. Please fill out a Commitment Card, found in a special brochure, which is placed in the chair pockets of the Worship Center. We A.S.K. Him, based on Matthew 7:7, Keep on asking, seeking, and knocking. We must also read the Bible in a daily Quiet Time. While we may not be together in one place, we can be united in one purpose and on parallel tracks of reading the Word and praying. Since our relationship to God is dependent on hearing from Him as well as talking to Him, I hope that you will join me in reading through 2 Corinthians in the New Testament through 2 Timothy, a total of 51 chapters over the next seven weeks. We are also sharing scriptures that are some of the greatest in all the Bible that will help you to pray in Gods will. If we have your email address, we will be sending out bi-weekly video devotions from our pastors to spur you on in seeking the Lord. Praying for others (intercession) is also a vital part of your daily encounter with God. The Quiet Time Guide gives a daily plan to intercede for different people each day of the week (i.e: ministries, the nation, etc.). I also urge you to commit to a Focused Time to Seek the Lord, as you do a personal inventory by asking Him honest questions about how you stand with Him. This mini prayer retreat could be a turning point in your life! As with the other activities, materials will be sent, if you sign the commitment card. I hope that every Bible & Life Group will allow for extra time to pray as you gather together. In the early church, They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer and all those who had believed were together and had all things in common (Acts 2:42, 44). If you are willing, we will email or mail helpful discipling materials to you. As Russ Blowers prayed, May this be one of the best days of your life!

If you are a new believer in Jesus Christ, this is the class for you. It is an eight week class that you can join at any time during that eight weeks. If you know someone who is a new believer, please tell him/her about this class. It will be taught by our Senior Associate Pastor, Doug Pigg, and our Associate Pastor of Discipleship, John David Edie. For more information, please call Sandy at 596-8600 x630.

Womens Ministry
New Believer Class

Begins Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm in DC112

Religious Freedom is the bedrock principle upon which our country was birthed, but that foundational truth is under increasingly aggressive attack. ADF will provide inspirational insight into a pivotal moment in our nations history while outlining key strategies to preserve and protect our most cherished liberties. Register online at www. (for free registration, use discount code: FBC; good for you and your friends). You can also call Dallas Pymm at 800-835-5233 x18056. Visit our table in the Commons this weekend for details.

Thursday, March 6 at 7:00pm Worship Center Michael Reagan (Ronald Reagans son and Conservative Radio Host) and Alan Sears (President, CEO, and General Counsel)

Alliance Defending Freedom

Janet Wicker will teach from a study she has written titled Trustworthy: A Study of the Letter to Titus -- What to Do When you Wait! This little letter, penned by the Apostle Paul in A.D. 62-64, could just as easily be written to believers today, for its hopeful message gives relevant counsel about living in expectant faithfulness until Jesus returns. It also specifically challenges spiritually mature women to disciple younger women in the faith so that the gospel will have a joy-filled voice in a culture that doubts it. Join us on Tuesday, Feb 25 at 9:00am or on Wednesday, Feb 26 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center for this groundbreaking study.

Begins Tuesday, Feb 25 and Wednesday, Feb 26

RefresHer Winter Study (2nd Half)

Missions Ministry

Currently, we are in desperate need of foster parents. Collier County has over 200 children in foster care and only 40 foster homes. We are offering a 10-week class beginning April 15 from 6:00-9:00pm in Room DC110 on how to become a foster parent. Stop by the Missions Kiosk this weekend for more information, or call 275-7151.

At the Missions Kiosk in the Commons

Florida Baptist Childrens Homes

Children & Youth Ministries

We need men, women, and teens to volunteer for this community event. See how God will change lives through us performing basic car maintenance for financially challenged individuals. We need volunteers for phone calls, administration, discipleship, driving cars in the lot, mechanics, food service, and car wash areas (to name a few). To register to volunteer, or for more information, go to www. or call 596-8600 x603.

Saturday, March 22 is our Next Event

Car Care Volunteers Needed

If you are in 1st-5th grade, you can still purchase your car kit for $5.00 from the Childrens Ministry Office. The track will be set up Wednesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 19 to test your car and weigh it. All cars must be left at the church on Wednesday, February 19 in order to race on Friday night. Call Nancy at 596-8600 x350 for more information.

Friday, February 21 at 6:30pm in Student Center

AWANA Grand Prix

Upcoming Free Concerts at FBCN

This class is for children in 1st through 4th grade who would like to be baptized. Please contact the Childrens Ministry Office at 596-8600 x350 to sign-up your child and pick-up a workbook.

Sunday, February 23 at 11:00am

First Steps Class

High School Ministry Mission Trip

This team of 58 students and adults will bring the gospel using stomp, drama, music, puppets, and the Word to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. For more information on this mission team or how to support these students, please email or call Josh at 449-4480.

March 22 - 29

Guest Reception
There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and Sunday morning 11:00am worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!

Veritas Mark McVey Good Friday Service Sunday, February 16 Sunday, March 9 With Larnelle Harris 7:00pm 7:00pm Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm Free (no tickets) Free (no tickets) Free (no tickets) An offering will be taken at each concert to help offset expenses.

Other Ministries

Bible & Life Groups of the Week

Saturday Night at 7:30pm

Join us for a new approach to evangelism

We will be introducing a fresh wind and new approach for our church in the very important area of evangelism. Lou Falorio and John David Edie will share this new vision with you, and invite you to invest in ways that are specific to your passions and giftedness. This new direction might just pleasantly surprise you.

This Sunday, February 9 from 5:00-7:00pm in DC121

New Evangelism Strategy

This is part of our College C2 ministry. They are currently studying The Book of Romans.

Ron Arnold teaches 18-23 year olds in Room DC115 First Floor of the Discipleship Center

FBCN member Margaret Ferencsik passed away on February 1. We express our sympathy to her family. Newborn baby Naomi Elizabeth Heyn passed away on January 29. We express our sympathy to her parents, Tyson & Christine, and the rest of the family.

Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord

Back to Basics: An Introduction to Quilting & Sewing

All levels of ability are welcome. You can work on a group project, or on a project of your own. For more information, contact Pam at or 272-5583.

Monday, February 10 at 6:30pm in Room WC117

This is a seasonal BLG that meets January-April/May. Steve is currently teaching on The Spiritual Decline of America.

Steve Plaster teaches all ages in Room WC117 Adjacent to the Fellowship Hallway, behind the Worship Center

Sunday Morning at 9:30am

All church members are encouraged to attend this quarterly business meeting.

Wednesday, February 19 at 8:00pm in the Chapel

Quarterly Business Meeting

Last Weekend
Baptism Kennedy Castle Dual Membership Rosa Gutierrez

Decisions for Christ

Statement of Faith Rachel Adams Pat Brown Phyllis Brown Steve Knight Suzan Knight

February 1 & 2

Worship Attendance
1,397 1,969 1,281 4,647

First Time Guests

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

We are glad that you came to worship with us today. Our worship services are intended to give praise to God and reveal how Jesus gives hope for all who call on His name. We hope that you feel at home here! Greeters at the doors can help with any immediate needs/questions that you may have. Thank you for joining us today! For more detailed information about our church and ministries, please call Lou Falorio at 596-8600 x258.

Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples

2013-2014 Operating Revenues July 1, 2013 - February 2, 2014 Budget Actual Variance Ask...Seek...Knock...(Matthew 7:7) See what God is doing.
$4,569,150 $4,472,254 ($96,896)

Financial Stewardship

February 1 & 2

Bible & Life Attendance

772 167 477 729 677 2,822

This Upcoming Week

Deacon of the Week February 10 - 16 Roger Curran & Lars Young

Debt balance as of Feb 2 $3,835,565

Saturday Night Sunday 8:15 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Home Groups Total

How does a big church feel like a small community? By discovering our Bible & Life Groups! Bible & Life Groups are people experiencing life-changing Bible study and engaging in a lifestyle of reaching and serving others for Jesus Christ with a group of genuine friends. Visit the information desk in the Commons. The helpful volunteers there can guide you to a Bible & Life Group fitted just for you.

Visit a Bible & Life Group Today... We Will Help You Find One!

First Baptist Academy

Saturday, February 8
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 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. 6:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotline at 800-732-9573. For Spanish, call 404-7764.

Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse Cafe or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a family (immediate family residing in home). Alternate choices available.

February 12 (4:45-6:00pm in the Gym) Pot Roast, Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert

Wednesday Family Meal

Come visit First Baptist Academy to see for yourself what sets FBA apart from the rest. FBA offers a comprehensive program balanced with kingdom education, college preparatory academics, competitive athletics, and compelling fine arts. You can visit classes, speak to teachers, and meet principals. For more information, visit us at or call 597-2233 x566.

Thursday, March 6 from 9:00am - Noon

FBA Open House

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 Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED207 Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221 Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 4 Worship Service: Worship Center Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Spanish Worship Service: Student Center Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4

Sunday, February 9

Ways to Connect Online with FBCN

Live streaming Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am & 11:00am at! Like us on Facebook: FirstBaptistChurchNaples Visit our website: Follow us on Twitter: @fbcn @hayeswicker

Tuesday, February 11
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.

9:00 a.m. RefresHer Womens Ministry: Worship Center

Wednesday, February 12

Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym AWANA for Kids: Education Building Band of Brothers Mens Ministry: Chapel RefresHer Womens Ministry: Worship Center High School Ministry: Student Center Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room

Contact Us

Other events this week include: Children/Youth Choirs, Evangelism Dinner, Sewing/Quilting, Prayer for our Pastors, Celebrate Recovery, and Grief Share. For a full weekly schedule, please go to

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

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