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  The Waiting is Over!  Celebrate Recovery Thursday nights from 6:00pm until 8:30pm in Room DC121 Celebrate Recovery is a special community of men’s and women’s groups where you can nd safety and support for dealing with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups through a 12-step discipleship and recovery program. For more information,please call 596-8600 x266. In the Missions Kiosk This Weekend Operation Christmas Child Next weekend (Nov 9-10) is the deadline to turn in your shoe boxes. If you havenot picked up your shoe boxes yet, you can pick them up today on your way outof church in the Commons, Fellowship Hallway, or Courtyard. For questions,call Jody at 253-0954. If you have already done a box, would you consider doing one more? You still have a week to get it in! Bring your lled shoe boxesto the BIG BOX in the Commons parking lot NEXT WEEKEND!Waiting time is not wasted time, according to the economy of God! For a year and a half, we have been praying and waitingfor the Lord to bring a new Associate Pastor of Discipleshipto us. After various interviews and much searching, we cantruly say with Isaiah 25:9, “ It will be said in that day, behold this is our God for Whom we have waited that He might save us .” We believe that “ the hand of the Lord rests ” on our church. So, it is with great joy that the Personnel Committeeand I announce that Rev. John David Edie will be presented to our church in view of a call for this position on November 16 and 17. After fruitful times of prayer, numerous insightful interviews by phone and inperson, and extensive checking of wonderful references, we are excited thatJohn David, his wife Rhonda, and their three children, hailing from Springeld,Missouri, will meet together with us on that weekend. You will notice that we arenow calling this position by a name that reects more of the entire ministry focusand not just that of education. He will give overall leadership to the age-groupministries, Bible & Life Groups, Home Groups, Men’s and Women’s Ministries,Missions, Evangelism, and Sports Outreach. Of course, this one man will notseek to accomplish all of this by himself, but will, through God’s wisdom andstrength, supervise the staff and lay directors who work in these areas, withparticular attention given to the Bible groups both on campus and off.While I knew John David as a college student at Texas Tech, I have alsoknown his father for many years. He is a highly respected Associate Pastor of Education who has served in some of our strongest Southern Baptist churches.John David worked under his mentorship for 20 years in numerous capacities,as a pastor of missions, college, recreation, and other areas. Rhonda, hisprecious wife, is also heart-deep in the life and ministry of their church wherehe is currently the lead pastor. He planted this church several years ago inSpringeld, Missouri. However, his desire is not to preach weekly but to be ateam leader. You will love his winsome personality, sense his deep integrity, andbe inspired by his creative innovation. Though he is a young 44 years of age, hehas many years of experience and also has Bible and theological training fromvarious respected schools. He uniquely combines strong administrative giftswith equally strong relational skills.Please join me as we continue praying now for God’s will in this call, for JohnDavid and Rhonda, and for Taylor (age 15), Catherine (age 14), and Austin (age12). They all know the Lord and desire to glorify Him as they obey His will and ChurchwideSenior AdultsMissions Ministry Student Ministry Learn More About First Baptist!Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor  Middle School Students - Overload on the Road November 8-9 in Orlando This is an exciting all night event for 6th-8th graders. Activities include an NBAgame (Magic vs. Celtics), blow up city (78,000 square feet), sports plex with iceskating, and more. Cost is $75. Register at www.fbcn.org/msm. Used Book Sale Now Through November 10 The Lighthouse Bookstore is now selling gently used and new Christian books just outside the bookstore in the Commons. Hardbacks are $5.00, paperbacksare $1-$3, and Bibles are $10. Southern Gospel Music Concert Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm in the Worship Center  Frank D. England of Harbor Ministries presents this concert featuring the DownEast Boys, Lindsey Graham, and The Guardians. Get your general admissiontickets at the door for $20 each. Doors open at 6pm. A love offering will be takento benet the Car Care Ministry. Women’s MinistryVolunteers Needed Consider Christmas Friday, November 15 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center  This holiday banquet will feature author and speaker, Karen Ehman. Karen is anhonest, funny, and inspiring speaker you will not soon forget. Join us as Karenencourages us to prepare our hearts, manage our motives, and balance our activities in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Tickets are $17 andmay be purchased in RefresHer or in the Commons this weekend. DNow Weekend for Middle School and High School Ministries Early Registration is November 20 for January 17-19, 2014 There is a DNow volunteer meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 8:30-9:15pm. Early registration for DNow 2014: “The Defenders” is Nov 20 from 8:15-9:30pm. Reserve your spot with early bird lower pricing! Call 449-4480 for info. Living Christmas TreesChoir Loft Removal & Building Trees We need volunteers to assist with the removal of the choir loft on Sunday,November 10 immediately following the morning services. We also needsomeone to SUPERVISE the removal and storage of the loft. If you are interestedin volunteering to help or supervise, please contact Tina at 596-8600 x229 or tplatter@fbcn.org. We also need help building the trees the following Sunday,November 17 immediately following the morning services. Protected Harbor Prayer Breakfast Thursday, November 7 at 7:30am-9:30amVineyards Country Club Special speaker will be Harry Mihet, Esq. (Liberty Counsel). Tickets are $30, or sponsor a table of 8 for $210. To purchase tickets, call Pat at 597-4514 or onlineat godsprotectedharbor.com. Discovering First Baptist Church Naples Monday, November 4 in DC121 at 6:30pm Led by Pastor Hayes Wicker, this dinner is for those who arenew to FBCN, want to join the church, or would like moreinformation about our church ministries. Please RSVP at 596-8600 x679 by 10:00am Monday morning . Childcare must bereserved separately by calling 596-8600 x360. Beach Baptism Sunday, November 17 Would you like to be baptized in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico? Please call Lindaat 596-8600 x280 to sign-up or for more details. Last chance until late spring. Thankful Hearts Luncheon Thursday, November 21 at 11:30am in the Worship Center  The cost is $7.00 if you get your tickets before November 14. Afterwards, theyare $10.00 each. Please call Vada at 596-8600 x268. Operation Christmas Child Packing Day Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00am in Room DC121 Please come join us as we check the shoe boxes and prepare them for shipping. Living Christmas Trees Tickets on sale now Performances of our 31st annual Living Christmas Trees “Searching for theKing” will be:--Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm--Sunday, December 8th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm--Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm--Friday, December 13th at 7:00pm--Sunday, December 15th at 4:00pm and 7:00pmSelect your seats online at fbcn.org/lct, stop by our kiosk in the Commonsafter worship service, or call 888-795-1559 (Monday-Friday 9am-6pm). Men’s Ministry Men’s Ministry Breakfast Saturday, November 167:30am-9:00am in the Fellowship Recreation Gym Come enjoy a great breakfast by Chef Herb, fellowship with other men, and hear former pro football player Albert Bentley’s testimony (seven seasons with theIndianapolis Colts). Cost is $7.00. Tickets can be purchased in the Commonsthis weekend or on Wednesday night in Band of Brothers. Quarterly Business Meeting Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00pm in the Chapel  All church members are invited to join us for our next Quarterly Business Meeting. Other Ministries Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Bob & Dianne Van Ravenswaay celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary onOctober 26. Congratulations! Our Benevolence Fund is Low Our benevolence fund is in place to assist church members who fall on hardtimes with rent, utilites, gas, groceries, etc. If you can help, please make a checkto First Baptist Church Naples and put in the memo section “benevolence”. Back to Basics: An Introduction to Quilting & Sewing Monday, November 4 at 6:30pm in Room WC117 Batting needed for children’s quilts (low to medium loft, polyester, polyester blend, or cotton). Any size is appreciated but queen size allows for 2+ quilts.For more information, contact Pam at pcole@fbcn.org or 272-5583.answer His call. I thank God for the good work of our PersonnelCommittee Chairman, CharlieFrame, for the patient enduranceof the entire committee, and for  the faithfulness of our ministerial staff in this time of transition.May we know fully the promiseof Isaiah 40:31 that “ those whowait on the Lord shall renew their strength…. ” “Living Hope” Cancer Support Group Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00-8:00pm (once a month) This is a new support group for those facing cancer and their caregiver. Hostedby Dr. Tom Jewell and his wife Miriam at their home in the Vineyards. For detailsor to register, call Tom Jewell at 821-5786 or Steve Hayes at 596-8600 x266.  First Baptist Church Naples 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109Ofce Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Church Receptionist ..................................................................597-6057Enter ext. # for direct connection ...............................................596-8600Lighthouse Bookstore ................................................................449-4488First Baptist Academy Naples ...................................................597-223324-Hour Prayer Line .....................................................597-PRAY (7729)Church Email ..................................................................FBCN@fbcn.org Nov 4 - 10  Joey Gamble&Telly Alvarez If you need assistance, please call the church deacon hotlineat 800-732-9573.For Spanish, call 404-7764. ` 2013-2014 Operating Revenues July 1, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Budget Actual Variance $2,064,509 $2,031,403 ($33,106) October 26 & 27 Saturday Night 804Sunday 8:15 a.m. 98Sunday 11:00 a.m. 904Home Groups 464 Total 2,270 Financial StewardshipBible & Life AttendanceDeacon of the WeekWednesday Family MealDebt balance as of Oct 27$5,139,057 October 26 & 27 Saturday Night 1,204Sunday 9:30 a.m. 1,925 Total 3,129 Decisions for ChristWorship Attendance Meal for Nov 6 (4:45 p.m.-6 p.m.in the Fellowship Recreation-Gym) Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes,Vegetable, Dessert Tickets may be purchased at the LighthouseCafe or at the door for $6 each or $25 for afamily (immediate family residing in home). Alternate choices include grilled chickenbreast, hamburger, pizza, or hot dog. Saturday, November 2 5:00 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus6:00 p.m. Worship Service: Worship Center 6:00 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Chapel7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus Sunday, November 3 8:15 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus9:00 a.m. Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED2079:00 a.m. Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC2219:30 a.m. Worship Service: Worship Center 9:30 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus10:00 a.m. Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modulars 3 & 411:00 a.m. Worship Service: Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus12:30 p.m. Spanish Worship Service: Student Center 5:00 p.m. Age-Graded Choirs (Praise Kids, 5th Grade, Amplify, Resonate)6:00 p.m. Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4 Tuesday, November 5 9:00 a.m. RefresHer Women’s Ministry: Worship Center  Wednesday, November 6 4:45 p.m. Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym6:20 p.m. AWANA for Kids: Education Building6:25 p.m. Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry: Chapel6:30 p.m. RefresHer Women’s Ministry: Worship Center 6:30 p.m. High School Ministry: Student Center 6:30 p.m. Middle School Ministry: Family Life Center-Gym6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room Other events this week include: Discovering FBCN, Back to Basics Quilting &Sewing, MOPS, Prayer for our Pastors, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Share, Holding onto HOPE, Southern Gospel Concert, and Middle School Overload on the Road  For a full weekly schedule listing, please go to fbcn.org/weeklyschedule . Live streaming Saturday at 6:00pmand Sunday at 9:30am& 11:00am at fbcn.org!Visit our website:fbcn.org.Like us on Facebook:FirstBaptistChurchNaplesFollow us on Twitter: @fbcn @hayeswicker  Membership by Letter  Joe & Amparo Quintero Ways to Connect Online with FBCNContact UsWeekly ScheduleThis Upcoming WeekLast Weekend First Baptist Academy Open House Thursday, November 7 at 9:00am - 12:00pm Come see for yourself why FBA is considered the best amongprivate schools in Collier County. FBA offers college preparatoryacademics balanced with a biblical worldview, compelling nearts, and competitive athletics. Students benet from this totaleducational experience that includes opportunities to learn,demonstrate leadership, and prepare them to excel in lifebeyond graduation. Come anytime between 9:00am-12:00pm.Guided tours of our facility will be provided. Curriculum willbe on display. Our Guidance Counselor, Principals, and Admissions Director will be available to answer questions. For more information, visit us online at www.fbalions.org. Varsity Football Team District Champs Congratulations to the FBA Varsity Football Team as theyclaim their second straight district title. FBA would like tocongratulate Benji Ritter and Zach Williams on being selectedto the FACA District 18 football team. Zach Williams was alsoawarded FACA District 2A Player of the Year. Benji Ritter wasawarded FACA 2A All Academic Player of the Year. HeadCoach, Billy Sparacio, was awarded FACA District 2A Coachof the Year. We are so proud of all of you! 4HG!There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night andSunday morning 11:00am worship services. Pastor Wicker would love to meetyou! Guest ReceptionFirst Time Guests Welcome to First Baptist Church Naples We are glad that you came to worship with us today. Our worship services areintended to give praise to God and reveal how Jesus gives hope for all who callon His name. We hope that you feel at home here! Greeters at the doors canhelp with immediate needs which you may have, and someone at the informationdesk in the Commons can help you nd answers to your questions, as well asguide you to a Bible & Life Group tted just for you. Thank you for joining ustoday! For more detailed information about our church and ministries, pleasecall Lou Falorio at 596-8600 x258.
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