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Sanctity of Life Weekend


January 14 & 15 in the Commons

FIGHTING
TOOTH DECAY
SENIOR PASTOR

DR. HAYES WICKER

I was challenged this past week with an acute awareness that something
was wrong with some of my teeth. A crown was missing; another piece came
off later (in a donut, of all things). Fortunately, my good dentist was able to
handle that minor crisis. As I sat in the chair, my preacher mind began to
think about tooth decay.
Cavities occur when bacteria uses sugar to cause the acid in the mouth to
drop and dissolve the enamel. A PH level lower than seven is acidic, with any
level greater than seven being alkaline, or so I have read. If the teeth are not
brushed, flossed, or flushed within 24-hours of eating sweet things, then
bacteria and the process of decay begins. Cleansing is necessary.
We have decay in our nation. Satan has used all kinds of sweet ideas and
approaches to appeal to our carnal natures, with pleasure, fame, money,
and power offering empty calories but also eventual decay and destruction.
Some pastors give Gospel lite that seemingly satisfies a spiritual sweet
tooth and draws crowds, but is not like Paul who said, I am telling the
truth (1 Timothy 2:7) and gave instruction in sound doctrine (Titus 1:9).
Thankfully, our student pastors and workers are laying the right foundation
with our teens in Disciple NOW Weekend, with the largest number of
teenagers pre-registered in our ministry history. They join all of our ministry
team this new year in speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).
On this weekend, many churches around our nation are affirming
the sanctity of human life. The sugary taste of pleasure without penalty,
unmarried sex without morals and independence without responsibility
have brought about truth decay at every level of society. God is the Creator,
and we are not the products of evolution; so He is praised, for we are fearfully
and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). He is also the Savior Who forgives
sins, even those taking a human life. You can be like the violent zealot, Saul
(who became Paul) and receive mercy (1 Timothy 1:14). Thats something
you can really sink your teeth into!

*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!

Since 1973, when abortion was made legal through the Roe
vs. Wade decision, almost 60 million children have died as a
result. Sadly, Florida is the seventh largest abortion provider
in the nation, putting to death almost 95 babies each day
across the state. Its time to change the culture. Please come
by the Commons to see all the different ministries associated
with our church to preserve the sanctity of life.

DNOW
January 13 - 15

Please pray for our students this weekend as they are being
challenged by Gods Word and sent out to live on mission
for God.

HOME BLGs Sign-Ups


This weekend in the Commons

Registration continues this weekend at the Connection Point


in the Commons.

Action For Lifes Annual funraising Banquet


Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00pm

This banquet will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic


Church. AFL is a ministry dedicated to protecting and
fostering the most basic value of our society, human life
itself. Pastor Wicker will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are
$80 at the door. RSVP to John Garofalo at 239-825-3116
or j.flo.garo@comcast.net.

Financial Peace University


Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30pm in Room DC108

This 9-week course will teach you how to get out


of debt, save money and find financial peace.
Please registerat daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. For more
information, contact FBCNFPU@gmail.com.

Farewell Reception for Betsy Evans


January 21 & 22 in the Commons

In honor of Betsys years of service, stop by, enjoy some


refreshments, and take a moment to wish Betsy well.

Lindsey Graham Concert


Thursday, February 9 at 7:00pm in the Chapel

All are invited to attend Lindseys annual concert. Doors


open at 6:15pm. No ticket required. A love offering will be
received.

Discovering First Baptist Church Naples


Monday, February 13 at 6:30pm in DC121

Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker and the pastoral staff, this dinner
seminar is for those who are new to FBCN, want to become
a member of the church, or would like more information
about our ministries. Please RSVP in the Commons at the
Connection Point, or by calling 596-8600 x679. Childcare
is available, but requires a separate reservation by calling
596-8600 x360.

Quilting/Sewing class
Monday, January 16 at 6:30pm in Room WC117

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are welcome to join us. For more
information contact Pam Cole at 272-5583 or pcole@fbcn.org.

Men and Boys fifth Annual Campout


January 20-21

The Mens Ministry annual camp out for men and boys will be hosted by
John Patterson, Sr. The cost is $15. For further information, please contact
Terry Cole a t tcole@fbcn.org or 572-3316.

Childrens Choir
Sunday, January 22 at 5:00 pm

PraiseKids (4 year olds through 4th grade) will meet every Sunday from
5:00-6:00pm in the Education Building (room ED132) except for February 5
(Superbowl Sunday) through March 26.

Sports Outreach registration


Begins Sunday, January 22

Flag Football and Basketball will start in March. Registration begins


January 22nd and space is limited. We are also in need of coaches for both
sports. If interested, contact Naomi Leamon at fbcnbeacons@fbcn.org or
596-8600 x213. Sign up at www.BeaconsSportsOutreach.com.

Annas Tea
Monday, January 23 at 1:30pm in Room WC117

This is a ministry of the deacons wives to the widows of our congregation. Join
us for fellowship and encouragement from Gods Word. Please sign-up at the
Connection Point, Fellowship Hallway, or call Vada at 596-8600 x268.

BLG Leadership Appreciation Fellowship


Sunday, January 29 at 7:00pm in the Worship Center

BLG Leaders of all age groups are invited attend. Our speaker will be
Allan Taylor from Lifeway. Please register by January 23 to Rhonda Wright
at rwright@fbcn.org. For childcare (infants through 4th grade), contact
Stephanie Martin at smartin@fbcn.org.

Womens Conference
Leaving Ordinary featuring Donna Gaines

Encounter God through extraordinary prayer on Friday, February 3 at 6:30pm


and Saturday, February 4 at 9:00am in the Worship Center. Register online at
fbcnwomen.org.

Legacy Builders Valentine Luncheon


Thursday, February 9 at 11:30am in the Worship Center

Seniors, join us for the annual Heart to Heart luncheon. Tickets are $8 by
February 2 increasing to $10 after February 2. Tickets must be purchased by
February 6. Purchase tickets at the Media window, Church office, or call Vada at
596-8600 x268.

Last Weekend
Attendance

Worship
Bible and Life Groups
Midweek Activities

upcoming ministry events


the new self, created after the likeness of
God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)

This Upcoming Week


if you need assistance?

January 16 - 22
Call the Deacon Hotline (800) 732-9573
Our deacons of the week:
Bob WIlliamson and Al Winterman

Wednesday Dinner

January 18 4:45pm - 6pm (Fellowship Gym)


$6 each/$25 for the family (buy at door/cafe)
Roasted Pork Loin, New Potatoes, Salad,
Veggie, and Dessert

Weekly Schedule

The topics of salvation, baptism, communion, being a part of the church, and
growing as a child of God are presented in this class which is open to children
in 1st through 4th grade that would like to be baptized. Please contact the
Childrens Ministry Office at 596-8600 x 350 to register your child and to obtain
a workbook.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet


Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm

This 10th annual event held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort will feature
Mark Richt, the head football coach at University of Miami. Individual tickets are
$150 through January 31. The ticket price will increase to $200 per person after
January 31. To register, visit swfloridafca.org or contact Charlie Weatherbie at
318-372-8561.

Awana Grand Prix


Friday, february 24 at 6:30pm in the student center

Saturday, January 14
6:00 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Worship Center
7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus

The Awana Grand Prix car race is open to 1st-5th graders. Car kits are on sale
for $5.00 in the Education Building at the Childrens Ministry rotunda. The
Awana Grand Prix Body Shop to assist with cutting the blocks of wood into car
shapes will be held Saturday, January 28th from 9-11 am at the playground.
For further details, call 596-8600 x350.

Sunday, January 15
8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
9:00 a.m. Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED206
9:00 a.m. Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
9:30 a.m. Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
9:30 a.m. Spanish Worship Service: Family Life Center
9:30 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
11:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Chapel
11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
6:00 p.m. Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4

important annoucements
Help Wanted

The Food Service Ministry is in need of volunteers on Wednesdays. If you have


some kitchen experience, please contact Chef Herb Small at 821-6902.

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.

Tuesday, January 17
9:00 a.m. RefresHer Womens Bible Study: Worship Center
Wednesday, January 18
4:45 p.m. Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym
6:20 p.m. AWANA for Kids: Education Building
6:25 p.m. Band of Brothers Mens Bible Study: Chapel
6:30 p.m. High School Ministry: Home Groups
6:30 p.m. Middle School Ministry: Student Center
6:30 p.m. RefresHer Womens Bible Study: Worship Center
6:30 p.m. Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room

FBCN/FBA Staff January Anniversaries

Other events this week include: Celebrate Recovery, Legacy Singers, and Prayer
Shawl Ministry.

Contact Us
Email: FBCN@fbcn.org
Website: fbcn.org
Main Office: 597-6057
Extensions: 596-8600 ext____
First Baptist Academy: 597-2233
24-Hour Prayer Line: 597-PRAY (7729)
Lighthouse Bookstore: 449-4488

First Steps Class


Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm

To put off your old self, which belongs to

4,123 your former manner of life and is corrupt


2,093 through deceitful desires, and to be renewed
858 in the spirit of your minds, and to put on

3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109


Office: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Georgia West
Tim Rose
Vickie Bryan
Sonya Stearns
Rebecca Shearer
Bruce Basler
Martha Lightle
Alan Moon
Erwin Wobler
Denny Buchanan
Sandy Turley

FBCN Executive Ministry Assistant


FBCN Music Assistant-PT
FBCN Receptionist
FBA Teacher-HS/PT
FBCN Preschool Teacher Coordinator
FBA Security Desk
FBA Substitute Teacher
FBA Substitute Teacher
FBA Substitute Teacher
FBCN AVL Technician
FBCN Operations

Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord

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We would like to offer our condolences and prayers to the families of John Jack
Clough and Gail Merz for their recent passing.