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a eae ee a CHURCH Ld 2 DEC 4,8, 9, BUY TICKETS: EBCN.ORG OR CALL 888.795.1559 ADVENT eT Our worship teams have introduced the ancient tradition of rememberin Advent. Advent is a Latin word meaning “a coming,’ established by church leaders in the 6th Century to help Christians prepare for the celebration of Christmas, being on the Sunday nearest November 30 and ending Christmas Eve. It was to be a time of Sraietetcn and contemplation. Advent has been particularly celebrated by wreaths, candles, and calendars to represent prophecies, the coming of Christ as a baby, His salvation/entrance into our lives and His future return to the earth as King. Those in the middle ages would place a candle in evergreen wreaths to represent “the Light of the world,” then added more candles, one for each week of the season. Various colors depicted Christ's work - pur and love; white for His birth while being lit on Chri being red, picturing Jesus’ death. There was also an Advent Calendar which originate ago, with 24 tiny bags being placed on calendars open one per day to find s with pictures from the nativity scene. Speaking of children, Betsy Evans has faithful elementary kids as Director with her eyesight prompte serious prayer, she and Jim immediately or risk irreparable damage. She has b member of the ministerial staff, with milestone doctors to recommend ecial treats. Bible verse: elt last week that she sh le representing hope, peace stmas eve; with the final one in Germany about 150 years and wreaths. Children would 's were also discovered along ly poured her life into our of Children’s Ministries. An acute medical condition major lifestyle changes. After ould resign from her position essed us as a lay worker and ministries in Vacation Bible School, Town Square (Kidztown), BLGs, AWANA, and Good News Clubs. We love you Betsy! Pastor Larry Rigley will serve in the interim, as he a finds his pastoral care load ightened by Pastor Dou praying and searching for a permanent pastor for chi so leads Legacy Builders and 9 Pigg. We are immediately UPCOMING EVENTS NAPLES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Tickets are available online at fbcn.org or in the Commons. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will not be provided. KINGDOM MISSIONS OFFERING UPDATE To date, you have graciously given $395,000 towards our goal of $500,000 for the year ending Feb. 28, 2017. WOMEN’S MINISTRY EVENT Join us for “Whiter Than Snow" with Paula Bulmer and Robin Jewell on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. This one night event will include a fashion show, special music and dessert. FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES MINISTRY If you are a foster or adoptive family home, you are invited to join us on Dec. 12 at 6:00pm in Room WC117. To make a reservation for childcare, contact Ashley at santanafosteradopt@gmail.com. HOME BLGs 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. MISSIONS KIOSK Stop by the Missions Kiosk in the Commons and meet FBCN church member, "Becky’, and hear about her ministry to. Muslim women and find out how you can be involved. COOKBOOK PRE-SALES Pre-purchase a cookbook today at our table in the Commons. $28 each or $25 for 4 or more. These make great gifts! 1 1AM WORSHIP SERVICE We will resume the 11am service in the Worship Center on Jan. 8, 2017. COLLEGE/20s The next Worship Night is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 7:30pm in the Student Center. SINGLE PARENT MINISTRY Christmas shopping event for children of single parent homes on Dec. 17 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Details and sign up available inthe Lighthouse Bookstore. LAST WEEK'S ATTENDANCE Worship Bible and Life Groups Midweek Activities WEDNESDAY DINNER Dec. 14, 4:45pm - 6pm (Fellowship Gym) $6 each/$25 for the family (buy at door/cafe) Chicken Picatta, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Veggie, and Dessert 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. WEEKLY SCHEDULE Wed, 6:30 PM, Bible Studies (All Ages) Sat. 6:00 PM, Band-Led Service Sun. 9:30 AM, Choir/Orchestra Service Sun. 11:00 AM, Band-Led Service IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE? December 12 - December 18 Call the Deacon Hotline (800) 732-9573 Ourdeacons of the week: Lou Falorio and Neil Dorrill CHILDREN’S MINISTRY No TownSquare Worship or BLG for 1st-4th grade on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Families are encouraged to worship together. Childcare will be provided for infants-Prek except on Christmas Eve. DECISIONS FOR CHRIST Profession of Faith: Ryan Murray Membership by Statement: Brittany Murray Membership By Dual Membership: Joann Belmar 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. De ag HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FBC NAPLES? Email: FBCN@fbcn.org Main Office: 597-6057 Extensions: 596-8600 ext____ First Baptist Academy: 597-2233 24-hr Prayer Line: 597-PRAY (7729) Lighthouse Bookstore: 449-4488 CONNECTION P@INT 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples, FL 34109 Office: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM to 5 PM FBCNaples GHtSCB visit focn.org for more

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