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Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor

Discovering the Divine Design

Even at an early age, I knew that my dad was a smart man.

He was a successful store owner, bookkeeper, salesman,
company representative, truck driver, and Navy draftsman.
Though never privileged to have a college education and
growing up basically as a hillbilly in the south, he had natural
engineering skills. Ill never forget the day when he showed
me a huge blueprint, which he had designed, for the building
of tanker ships during World War II. Based in Norfolk and
Mobile, he served throughout the war as the draftsman of
these important ships which supplied fuel for our forces. He
would then sail out on shakedown cruises as they tested
the seaworthiness of the vessel.
God is infinitely wise as the Divine Designer, not only of the world but of
individuals. God has made you in a certain way. Only He knows His original
plan as He gives us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 31:17). He Who has loved
us with an everlasting love and continues His faithfulness to us, also says, I
will build you (Jeremiah 31:3, 4). As you form a working relationship with the
Designer Himself, you see His blueprint unroll like an ancient scroll day-by-day
to reach your highest potential as His child and in Christs image.
Samuel was a man who discovered the Designers plan for his life. As we have
seen recently, his name comes from the Hebrew word shmuel, the root word
is Shama, which means to hear and to obey. El means God-like or mighty
man. Hannah named her son this because she had asked for a child and God
answered her request with a mighty work. His name also characterized his
ministry as he modeled how to hear from God at every age and stage and then
obey. He would operate as a priest, judge/head of the nation, prophet/seer,
and pastor. Even in his old age, he founded and presided over a great school
of prophets which influenced Nathan, Gad, David, and their successors. He
functioned as an evangelist in the Mizpah Revival, which impacted the entire
nation. Like him, we can discover that we are Gods workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do
(Ephesians 2:10).
My new sermon series explores the life of a remarkable man. C.S. Lewis, in
The Weight of Glory, wrote, There are no ordinary people. You have never
talked to a mere mortal. All of us live forever in Heaven or Hell, but not all live
lives worth living which please God and find eternal reward. My father always
looked back on his time in ship-building as a special opportunity to serve his
country and to fulfill his talents. In retirement, he worked as a carpenter, building
mission churches in the west until heart attacks ended that service. Allow Jesus,
the Great Carpenter, to continue His design as He saws away sins, nails truth,
sands the rough edges of personality, and molds character.

*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.


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 will be here on the weekend of
May 28 and 29 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.

Slaying the Dragons Sermon Series

CD's available at discounted rate

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.

Baby Bottle Campaign

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.

Womens Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Please return your filled baby bottle to the Pregnancy Resource Center
table in the Commons this weekend. For further information, please email
dlapp@prcnaples.org or call 239-513-9775. You can also go online at
supportprc.org to make a donation.

Pregnancy Resource Center Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 - 5:30-8:30pm

Has God been tugging on your heart to serve pregnant women and families
in a gospel centered pro-life organization? At the Pregnancy Resource
Center, staff and volunteers stand in the gap and intercede in different
ways for those in our community who are making life-changing decisions.
We will be offering our quarterly volunteer orientation session on Tuesday,
May 24 from 5:30-8:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP
to Mari Lindquist at mlindquist@prcnaples.org. For more details, please visit

WeFit Wednesdays
Summer Adult Bible Fellowship

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.

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.

If you would like to learn more about this loving, caring and praying ministry
please come and meet us after worship today in the Commons. We have
representatives to share how you can become part of this ministry. This ministry
is looking for women who like to knit or crochet or those who would like to learn
to do so. This ministry provides shawls and blankets for many occasions and
for those in need. Come meet us in the Commons or contact Diane Carboy
239-248-7324 or Brenda Hein 239-273-7595

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 begin
soon! For more info, contact Micah at mmeffen@fbcn.org
or 596-8600 x226.

Last Weekend

Bible & Life Attendance

May 14 & May 15

Saturday Night
Sunday 8:15am
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Home Groups
Total 2,056

Decisions for Christ

Worship Attendance


Saturday Night
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Chapel 11:00am
Total 2,681
Wednesday Evening

This Upcoming Week

Deacon of the Week
May 23 - May 29
Joe Bare
Gale Graham

Wednesday Family Meal

If you need assistance, please call

the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.

Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse

Caf or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a
family. Alternate choices available.

May 25 (4:45-6:00 p.m. in the

Fellowship/Recreation Gym)

Chicken Cordon Blue, Pasta,

Vegetable, Salad, and Dessert

Annas Tea
Monday, May 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.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 21

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

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

Sunday, May 22
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.

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

Tuesday, May 24

9:00 a.m. EnrichHer Womens Bible Study: Commons

Wednesday, May 25
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.

Vacation Bible School

June 13-17 - 9am-12:15pm

May 14 & May 15

"And let us consider how to stir

up one another to love and good
works." Hebrews 10:24

Lydia McGriff
Perry McGriff, III

Childrens Ministry

Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym

AWANA for Kids: Education Building
Band of Brothers Mens Bible Study: Chapel
High School Ministry: Student Center
Middle School Ministry: Student Center
EnrichHer Womens Bible Study: Commons
Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room

Other events this week include: FL Baptist Foster Care Support Group and
Divorce Care.

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

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.

First Baptist Academy

Employment Opportunity

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.

Technology Ministry
FBCN Tech Ministry Opportunity

Are you interested in Information Technology, sound,

video, or lighting? If so, the FBCN Tech Ministry needs
you! We are seeking volunteers to assist this ministry of
FBCN in areas related to Worship Service support and
Information Technology help desk support. If you are
interested in any of these areas of service, please contact
Sandy Graham at sgraham@fbcn.org.

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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