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Nn ana BUY TICKETS: FBCN.ORG OR CALL 888.735.1509 WS iter tn John Wesley, a major force for missions and spiitual awakening in the 1700's, advised: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, in all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” That doesn’t mean that we are "do-gooders’, defined as "someone trying to live beyond their spiritual income." We have God's grace to become what He desires and to do as He inspires. This Christmas, we have the opportunity for what | would call “Operation Doing Good." We recently set a new record by packing 3,784 gift-filled shoe boxes for God's glory and sharing the gospel with children around the world as a part of Operation Christmas Child. The project, led by Jody Statile, even involved community volunteers and donations from those outside of our church membership and a packing party to assemble 1,100 shoe boxes, while our church members packed the other 2,684. We also do good works by giving to our church budget, which includes a large percentage going to the Cooperative Program of Southern Baptist Missions. Our Florida Baptist Convention is also supported which seeks to reach over 300 different Fanguaye groups in our state and sent over three million dollars more than last year to our national and international mission causes. This increase in giving allowed the IMB to commission 100 new international missionaries. When you “tithe” to the Lord through His church, you are not just enhancing our ministry here but doing good around the world When you give an additional amount to our Kingdom Missions Offering, every penny goes to share the gospel through our mission partnerships, as well as help our SBC missionaries. “Hold fast to what is good: contribute to the needs of the saints" (Romans 12:9, 13). Besides lessing the world, our greatest good is not what we get out of it, but what we become by it. fae, UPCOMING EVEN : - NAPLES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tickets are available online at focn.org, in the Commons or call 1-888-795-1559. we CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 3p, 4:30p and 6p in the Worship Center. Bring your friends and family. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVENT Dec. 14 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center; includes a fashion show, special music and dessert. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS SCHEDULE One service on Christmas Day at 9:30am. No Wed. night ministries on Dec. 21 and 28. No Bible and Life Groups on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. The church offices will be closed on Dec. 23, 26, 30 and Jan. 2. FBA GINGERBREAD HOUSES Legacy Builders are invited to join the FBA 3rd grade class in building gingerbread houses on Dec. 8 in DC121 at 8:30am. Sign up in the Fellowship Hallway and Connection Point. HOME GROUPS Begin Jan. 22; if you would like to be a teacher, facilitator, or a host home, please contact Rhonda at rwright@fbcn.org or 596-8600 x261 by Dec. 13. SINGLE PARENT MINISTRY Christmas shopping event for children of single parent homes on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Details and sign up available in the Lighthouse Bookstore. FIRST FAMILY CHRISTMAS Bless a single parent family this year by purchasing a gift for a child. Obtain a request form at the First Family Christmas table in the Commons. 11AM WORSHIP SERVICE We will resume the 11am service in the Worship Center on Jan. 8, 2017. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Thank you to everyone who filled shoe boxes __ for Operation Christmas Child. Our church packed 3,784 shoe boxes for God's glory! CHILDREN'S MINISTRY No TownSquare Worship or BLG for children in 1st-4th grade on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Children will worship with their parents. LAST WEEK'S ATTENDANCE WEEKLY SCHEDULE Worship 3,038 Wed. 6:30 PM, Bible Studies (All Ages) Bible and Life Groups 1,945 Sat. 6:00 PM, Band-Led Service Midweek Activities 358 Sun. 9:30 AM, Choir/Orchestra Service Sun. 11:00 AM, Band-Led Service WEDNESDAY DINNER December 7, 4:45pm - 6pm (Fellowship Gym) $6 each/$25 for the family (buy at door/cafe) Southern Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Blackeyed Peas, Salad, and Dessert IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE? December 5 - December 11 Call the Deacon Hotline (800) 732-9573, Our deacons of the week: Neil Dorrill and Travis Wilson LEGACY BUILDERS - BROADWAY PALM THEATER Jan. 12 - "Phantom"; cost is $47. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 22 and are available at the Media Ministry Window, or contact Vada at 596-5600 x268. DECISIONS FOR CHRIST Membership by Statement: Richard and Gail Thompson FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS First Baptist Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary by forming a "20" on the athletic field with its student body, faculty, administration and members of the FBCN staff and leadership. NEED HELP WITH SPIRITUAL MATTERS? )iexelNINT=Cequfe)X} Mansy cia isd | P@INT 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) GH6tes Lighthouse Bookstore: 449-4488 visit fbcn.org for more

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