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Dr.

Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor


May Gladness

Anyone living in the United States in the month of March


will hear the term, March Madness, which speaks of the
exciting basketball tournaments to determine the NCAA
Champion. Janet and I were privileged to be the guests of
good friends at the 1989 Final Four in Seattle. Dr. Neal had
somehow gotten great seats, not only for the mens games
but also for the Womens Final Four in Tacoma. I was grateful
that the famous center, Bill Walton, sat in a seat behind me
and not in front of me! It was an exciting overtime finish for
Michigan over Seton Hall.

Churchwide

Missions Ministry
Renee Blain

Director of Preschool Ministry Candidate

With joy and thankfulness, we introduce Renee Blain as


our candidate for Director of Preschool Ministry. Renee,
along with her family, is here this weekend in view of a
call. Renee comes to us from First Baptist Temple Terrace
where she has served for the past five years as Director
of Preschool Ministries. Renee is married to Wally and
has two teenage daughters, Allie and Abbie.

FBCN Constitution and Bylaws


Review Meeting
Sunday, June 5

We come together as Christs Team. I trust that it is not about the coaches,
though the pastors and directors of ministry are certainly important. We are
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ
(Ephesians 4:12). However, we are grateful for gifted coaches who are called
by God to this arena of service. Please be in prayer for Renee Blain, who is
with us this weekend in view of a call as Director of Preschool Ministry. God will
confirm the work of His hands as we vote by ballot.

You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the


amended FBCN Constitution and Bylaws which will be
held on Sunday, June 5, at 5:00pm in the Chapel.

This could also be called May Gladness as our season ends and the summer
begins. Three important events are about to take place. In the culmination of
months of study, we offer an up-to-date Constitution and Bylaws of our church.
Copies are available. It describes what God has been doing and how we believe
that we should function as a local church. It has been over 23 years since the
last document was written. It has been carefully worded, discussed by deacons,
and reviewed by two outstanding Christian attorneys. A vote will take place
June 22. For those interested in asking questions, an open forum will be offered
June 5 at 5:00pm in the Chapel.

Beginning June 8, we will meet for 12 weeks each


Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Worship Center.
There will be testimonies, ministry highlights, fellowship,
music, humor, Bible study, prayer, and desserts. There
are also three special family nights (kindergarten and up):
June 15-Improv Comedy Group "Strangers and Fools",
July 6-Inspirational Movie Night, and August 3-Family
Sports Challenges.

We are following the existing Constitutional requirement of a months notice. You


will be aware that the doctrinal statement is broad, biblically based, and includes
a wide variety of basic beliefs. This was adopted by the entire Southern Baptist
Convention in the year 2000, having been updated from the 1963 version.
There are many significant matters in the Constitution which deals with: polity
and relationships, covenant behavior, church membership, discipline, pastoral
leadership, deacon ministry, officers, committees, and legal requirements.

Sunday, July 3

If you would like to make your public profession of faith


in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the beautiful Gulf
of Mexico, please sign-up at the Connection Point in the
Commons, or contact Linda at 596-8600 x280.

The Wednesday program for adults this summer, WeFit Wednesdays, begins
June 8. It will be a time of true Body Life, as we laugh, learn, and pray together.
A brief Bible study will help us to strengthen each other in the Body of Christ. We
will enjoy testimonies, desserts, and various kinds of wholesome entertainment.
Special nights to allow for fun and fellowship are scheduled. The Body grows as
it builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:16). Lets cheer for the Home Team and
win Christ (Philippians 3:8)!

Pastor's most recent completed sermon series is available


as a CD box-set from our Media Ministry at a discounted
rate. Visit the Lighthouse Bookstore or the Media Ministry
office in the courtyard (or fellowship hallway) for more
details. You may also purchase previous sermon series
or a DVD from this weekend's sermon.

*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!

Welcome Guests!

We are so glad you joined us for worship! Greeters at the


doors can help with any immediate needs. Volunteers at
the Connection Point in the Commons can assist you in
finding the perfect Bible and Life Group. If you are a first
time visitor, stop by the Connection Point for a free gift!

Bible & Life Groups

New Women's BLG

Beginning Sunday morning, June 5, a new Women's BLG will be starting at


9:30am in room DC107. This class is for all ladies, single or married. For more
information, contact Shannon Moore at smoore@fbcn.org.

WeFit Wednesdays
Summer Adult Bible Fellowship

Beach Baptism

Slaying the Dragons Sermon Series


CD's available at discounted rate

Childrens Ministry
Vacation Bible School
June 13-17 - 9am-12:15pm

Join us as we get Submerged in VBS June 13 - 17


from 9:00am - 12:15pm! Children entering Kindergarten
through 6th grades will dive deep into Gods Word to
discover the truth that lies below the surface. To register
your child, visit fbcn.org/vbs. We would love to have you
dive in with us!

Donations for Vacation Bible School

We are collecting pool noodles, Goldfish crackers, salty pretzels, potato chips,
fruit flavored snacks, and sandwich cookies. There are bins located in the
Commons and Education Building to collect snack donations. We would like
access to a surfboard, skim boards, flippers and masks for decorations as well.
Please contact the Children's Ministry at 596-8600 x 350 if you would allow us
to borrow your equipment. Thank you.

Kingdom Missions Offering 2016

Thank you so much for your faithful giving to the Kingdom


Missions Offering. Our goal this year was $500,000, and
to date we are almost halfway there. Remember that your
mission support helps to take the gospel all over the world!

Want to go on a mission trip?

There are still opportunities to join us on mission trips this year. For more
details, visit the Missions Kiosk to obtain a Kingdom Missions Trips brochure.
For the latest information, visit www.fbcnmissions.org/missiontrips or contact
David at 596-8600 x631.

SportsOutreach 2016 Summer Camps

SportsOutreach will offer several camps this


summer which will include Football, Basketball, Elite
Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball. Please visit our
website for further details and online registration at
www.BeaconSportsOutreach.com or you may contact
Naomi at fbcnbeacons@fbcn.org or 596-8600 x213.

2016 SportsOutreach Tackle Football

This event is open to boys entering Kindergarten through


8th grade next school year. Early registration price $175 is
available until June 15th then fee will go to $200. Season
starts August 1, 2016. Space is limited and teams will be
capped. Register online at www.BeaconsSportsOutreach.
com. Interested in coaching or volunteering? Contact us
at 596-8600 ext. 213.

Music Ministry

Legacy Singers
Begins Thursday, June 9 at 10:00am
in the Choir Room

This group of senior adults ministers to the residents


of assisted living facilities. No need to memorize music
or drive at night. Join us for gospel music, hymns and
fellowship as we begin our summer session. For further
details, please contact Tina at 596-8600 x229.

FBCN Actor's Guild


June 9 at 7:00pm

Do you have experience and an interest in dramatic presentation? We are


beginning a new ministry team at FBCN and would love for you to be involved.
Join us for an introductory meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 7pm. RSVP by
emailing Micah at mmeffen@fbcn.org or by writing "drama" in the ministry
interest line of the connection card.

Creative Arts Camp for Kids


July 18-22 - 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 4 through completed 5th grade

Parents, save the date! We're inviting your children to join


us for a fun creative arts camp where they will engage in
music, drama, art, and choreography, culminating with a
presentation on the night of July 22. Registration will be
available soon! For further information, contact Micah at
mmeffen@fbcn.org or 596-8600 x226.

Children's Ministry Opportunity

Do you enjoy sharing the gospel with children? We have an opportunity in the
Children's Ministry on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday mornings at
9:30am in our First Grade BLG class. Should you be interested in teaching,
please contact Nancy at 596-8600 x350.

Last Weekend

Bible & Life Attendance

May 21 & May 22

Saturday Night
724
Sunday 8:15am
92
Sunday 9:30am
257
Sunday 11:00am
561
Home Groups
292
Total 1,926

Worship Attendance

FBA is seeking candidates for a teaching position in


Middle School and High School Bible. Requirements
are a Bible degree from an accredited institution of like
faith and practice and practical classroom experience.
Please contact Cindy Case at ccase@fbcn.org or visit
fbalions.org (Support Us/Employment) for an application.

Saturday Night
947
Sunday 9:30am
919
Sunday 11:00am
688
Total 2,554
Wednesday Evening
1,167

Vietnamese Baptisms

Professions of Faith

Huong Nguyen
Steven N Lee Tran
Mary Vo

Baptisms

Employment Opportunity

May 21 & May 22

Decisions for Christ

MacKenzie Jones
Daniel Gillen
Judy Gillen

Membership by Statement

Mary Simoldoni

First Baptist Academy

Bryanna Newkirk

Rededication

Counseling Ministry
Celebrate Recovery

This ministry provides support and tools for dealing with our hurts, habits
and hangups in a safe and transparent atmosphere. They meet each
Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in room DC121. Should you need
further information, please contact Steve Hayes at shayes@fbcn.org or
596-8600 x266.

June Book Club


June 23 - 6:00pm

Ismaelle Hilaire

This Upcoming Week


Deacon of the Week
May 30 - June 5
Tyson Heyn
&
Joe Bare

If you need assistance, please call


the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.

Wednesday Family Meal


June 1
No Family Meal
This Evening

There are no ministry activities scheduled


on Wednesday evening, June 1. The
church offices will be closed at 5:00pm.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 28

6:00 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Worship Center


7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus

Sunday, May 29
8:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 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.
6:00 p.m.

Where is your faith today? Is your love for God burning


so brightly that you are consumed by its passion?
Unquenchable, by Carol Kent, will be our book selection
for the Lighthouse Bookstore's June Book Club. Janet
Wicker will lead the discussion in the Commons. Sign up
is required in the Lighthouse Bookstore.

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus


Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED206
Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
Spanish Worship Service: Family Life Center
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
Contemporary Worship Service: Chapel
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4

Monday, May 30

Church offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31

7:00 p.m. College Worship Night: Student Center

Wednesday, June 1
No evening ministries

Other events this week include: Celebrate Recovery.

Quarterly Business Meeting


Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00pm
in Room WC117

All church members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Holly Williamson
Vada Ehling
Tom Rider
Joe Brock
Vicki Howell
Kevin Taylor
Greg Clydesdale
David George
Naomi Leamon

FBCN Staff June Anniversaries

Operations Ministry Assistant


Pastoral Care/Evangelism Asst.
Pastor of Academy Education
Media Ministry Coordinator
FBA Business Acct. Assistant
Pastor of Student Ministry
Pastor of Middle School Ministry
Pastor of Hispanic Ministry
Ministry Assistant

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Contact Us
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

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