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Oe ECARD E Ieee SENIOR PASTOR DR. HAYES WICKER TOGETHER FOR THE WORLD Janet and | attended the annual Southern Baptist Convention last week. Our congregations are able to do more together than they could do separately, joining more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-type missions to impact the world. For 170 years, Southern Baptists have expanded beyond regional identification to become the largest protestant denomination in the nation and an incredible force for good and God worldwide. Regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, church size or locale, we have collectively chosen to hold to biblical interpretation and conservative ethics. While we are not creedal people, we are a confessional people with a consensus of core doctrines, standards, and practices. We have put our faith in Christ demonstrated by water baptism. We believe in and teach the Bible as God's inerrant and inspired Word. It is by the Gospel of Jesus, because of His gospel, and for it that we exist. Southern Baptists provide not only training in universities, but also give a powerful demonstration of practical compassion in times of disaster, family issues, and community upheaval. Good deeds follow sound doctrine. Passion for missions and evangelism has always characterized us. In the first 15 years of the 21st Century, our churches reported more than 4 million baptisms in the U.S. alone. While our International Mission Board works overseas, the North American Mission Board has a goal to see a net gain of 5,000 new congregations in the U.S. and Canada by 2022. As local, autonomous congregations, we are not told who to call as pastors or how much to give. We prayerfully cooperate with like-minded churches by the Cooperative Program to fund regional, state, and national missions and conventions. At FBCN, we give a large percentage of our budget to the Cooperative Program and then raise an additional amount for the Kingdoms Missions Offering to help over 30 partnership ministries. As Paul said, “The collection for the saints was directed to the churches" with “gifts” being dispersed and administered (1 Corinthians 16:1-3). We also regularly send out mission teams to work within and outside the Convention network, like the apostle who wrote, “Help me on my journey wherever | go...a wide door for effective work is opened" (1 Corinthians 16:6, 9). “The love of Christ compels us" (2 Corinthians 5:14)...together for Him and them. fata fpr UPCOMING EVENTS WEFIT WEDNESDAY NIGHT June 29, 6:30pm - Worship Center. “Praying for One Another" and dessert! GReATVE TTS CREATIVE ARTS CAMP July 18-22, 9am-12pm. Incoming K- 5th grade. $35 fee. Visit focn.org to register. ‘SALVAGE STUDENT CAMP July 25-29, for both High School and Middle School. Register at fbcn.org today. IMPORTANT AN fost STUDENT CAMP FINANCIAL DONATIONS Camp is the most impactful week for our students. We need to ensure these kids can participate. Please contact the Student Ministry at 596-8600 ext 243 to contribute to this meaningful opportunity. MISSIONS KIOSK Please be in prayer for Pastor Kevin and our team of students traveling to Southeast Asia to run an International Camp for Children; June 30-July 9. OUR CONDOLENCES We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Robin Andrews who went to be with the Lord on May 7. JULY BOOK CLUB ‘The Reason for God" by Timothy Keller - July 28 at 6pm in the Commons. Rob and Lori Kantner will be leading this discussion. Sign upis required in the Lighthouse Bookstore. FLBAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME Informational meeting on Monday, June 27 at 6pm in DC109 for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or adoption. To RSVP. call 850-4335. JOY COMES IN THE MORNING Widows join us on Saturday, July 2 at 11 am in DC109. This ministry will now meet on the first Saturday of each month from 11am to 1pm. FOSTERING GRACE For foster and adoptive families; meet on Monday, June 27 at 6pm in WC117. Please email for childcare: santanafosteradopt@gmail com. QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING All church members are invited and encouraged to attend the church quarterly business meeting on Wed, June 29 at 8pm in WC117. LAST WEEK’S ATTENDANCE DECISIONS FOR CHRIST Worship Membership By Letter: Bible and Life Groups Scott and Allyson Stephens Midweek Activities WEDNESDAY DINNER BIRTH ANNOUCEMENT June 29, 4:45pm - 6pm (Fellowship Gym) Congratulations to Telly and Alisha Alvarez $6 each/$25 for the family (buy at door/cafe) on the birth of their son, Judah Luke, on Roasted Pork with New Potatoes, Veggies, June 8. Proud big brothers are Mikaiah Salad, and Dessert and Gabriel. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE? June 27 - July3 Call the Deacon Hotline (800) 732-9573. Our deacons of the week: Fred Kotynski and Falus Polston MC Ra UVM n Tac hy2 HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FBC NAPLES? | um ILL STAY CONNECTED... PYM ey OM IIE (ioc. call ext 631 Email: FBCN@fbcn.org 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples, FL34109 Main Office: 597-6057 Office: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM to 5 PM Extensions: 596-8600 ext___ First Baptist Academy: 597-2233 FBCNaples 24-hr Prayer Line: 597-PRAY (7729) 30208 Lighthouse Bookstore: 449-4488 visit fbcn.org for more