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Vidcovering 6:30 PM SEPTEMBER 19 Informational Dinner Sign-up now at the Connection Point pia n= WICKER MOVING According to the Census Bureau, about one in eight Americans move each year. The typical American will relocate about a dozen times in a life. However, according to the Upshot Blog at The New York Times, invariably many move close to Mom. Get these stats: 40% will eventually move within five miles, 50% within 18 miles, 75% within 222 miles, 85% within 615 miles, and 95% within 1,418 miles of mother. Janet and | are very blessed that our children and grandchildren live so close to us. However, my wife and | never lived close to our parents because of the will of God and the call of various churches. While it is important to maintain parental ties, it is eternally important to find God's will for the right Church Family. Many American Christians tend to “church hop,’ indicating not only our love for options, but often our instability and lack of loyalty. All need a Spiritblessed, Christ-honoring, Bible-teaching, and world-impacting church. Of course, such a move should be purposeful and not just for a change of scenery. Finding God's will is not the approach of the country song that sings, “Heads California, tails Carolina.” Since the Lord wants to “teach you in the way in which you should go" (Psalm 32:8), making a move to the right church will make a difference in your family, ministry, and future. | thank God that our daughter, Kristin, though she was only 12, chose to understand our call to Naples and sought to become better rather than bitter in leaving her solid youth group in Texas and coming toa church that had seemingly little to offer a teenager. She chose to be a leader and a catalyst for change. Our Discovery Dinner will help you to find God's will concerning Moving to First Baptist Church, if you have not already made that decision. Among other things, | look forward to sharing our vision, beliefs, and philosophy with those who attend. Notall churches are the same, but we truly believe that God's hand is on this place. Of course, what is most important is moving as close as possible to the Heavenly Father. fatter few UPCOMING EVENTS | Discovering Fis Baptist Church Naples DISCOVERING FBCN DINNER Mon., Sept. 19 at 6:30pm; RSVP at the Connection Point, or 596-8600 x679. BEACH BAPTISM Sept. 25; register at the Connection Point or contact Linda at 596-8600 ext 280. DISASTER RELIEF DISASTER RELIEF To donate: 877-487-4658 or ; vel. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS | GRIEF SHARE This 13-week session begins on Sept. 29 in room DC111 at 6:30pm. No meeting on Nov. 24, Dec. 22, and Dec. 29. The cost of the workbook is $15. For further information, contact Vada at 596-8600 x268. MARRIAGE LIFE: A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER October 7-9 at Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers. Please register at familylife.com/ weekendtoremember using the group name “FBCNMarriageMentors." The fee is BOGO until Sept. 19. More info: ccase@fbcn.org. ANNA'S TEA September 26 at 1:30pm in room WC117. Sign up in the Fellowship Hallway, the Connection Point or contact Vada at 596-8600 x268. FBCH COOKBOOK Submit your favorite recipes by September 30. Visit the Connection Point in the Commons to obtain a submission form and more information. SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB "Grace Based Parenting” - September 29 at 6:30pm; Discussion led by John and Jennifer Patterson in the Commons. Register in the bookstore today. NEW SATURDAY BLG Begins October 1 at 5pm in DC111. Al Micieli will be teaching on the Book of Revelation. This study will encourage your faith and perseverance. GOOD NEWS CLUB Join us to share God's Word with children in the local schools. Please stop by the Missions Kiosk in the Commons or call Nancy at 596-8600 x350. FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY The next session begins September 20. To obtain further information and register, please contact FBCNFPU@gmail.com or visit .cOMm/TIN' 7 LAST WEEK'S ATTENDANCE DECISION FOR CHRIST Worship 2,828 Baptism: Bible and Life Groups 1,914 Madison Yates Midweek Activities 1,364 Membership by Statement: Linda Biagi Tamara Hurt WEDNESDAY DINNER 7 Rob, Neida, Dinah & Nora Johnson Sept. 21st, 4:45pm - 6pm (Fellowship Gym) Steve & Jeanie Olson $6 each/$25 for the family (buy at door/cafe) Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Salad, Profession of Faith: and Dessert James Dumorne II IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE? September 19 - September 25 Call the Deacon Hotline (800) 732-9573 Our deacons of the week: Mark Shaw and John Sanchez FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY Middle School is offto an amazing start. We are very excited about our new theme this year, “Thy Word, My Word." This is based on Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.’ Many excellent educational events are happening at our Middle School. Mrs. Tyree is preparing for Math Olympics; Mrs. Pigg is gearing up for ACSI Spelling Bee; and 7th grade is getting ready to experience Sea Camp in Key Largo, Florida. NEED HELP WITH SPIRITUAL MATTERS? )efelNiNI=equfe}y\ HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FBC NAPLES? | (Lagu LA ALS 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) GB650B Lighthouse Bookstore: 449-4488 visit focn.org for more