First Baptist Church Naples | Naples, Florida

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Women’s Ministry

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Apples of Gold
Apples of Gold is a ministry based on Titus 2:3-5, where older women mentor younger women in a comfortable home setting. Young wives are lovingly taught how to minister to their husbands and children through cooking demonstrations, topical discussion around the dinner table, and teaching from the Word of God. The principles learned and applied in Apples of Gold will help strengthen marriages, family relationships, and their relationship with the Heavenly Father.

For more information, please call the Women’s Ministry Office at 239-596-8600 x241.

H.O.P.E.
This support ministry for women who are dealing with infertility, miscarriage, or the loss of a baby has just celebrated its first year of existence. Meeting twice each month, our women gather to seek God in the midst of this particular life challenge and are finding His word and grace to meet it. This year, we plan to read and review the book Empty Womb, Aching Heart written by Marlo Schalesky. Also, at each meeting, different medical issues are discussed and special guest speakers who have experienced these trials share their very meaningful and encouraging testimonies. Most of all, there is the extension of open arms of caring and the healing of hearts through the ministry of directed prayer times.

Regularly scheduled meetings will occur every other Thursday of the month in room DC111 at 6:30p.m.
For more information, call or e-mail Shannon at 239-596-8600, Ext. 240 or smoore@fbcn.org for more insight.

MOPS
Being a mom can leave us feeling like a mess! Often, we find ourselves over-tired, under-showered, and parked right smack dab in the middle of the spit-up and spills of life with young children. Sometimes our circumstances even cause us to believe we are inadequate for God’s love and the purposes He has planned for our mothering journey. If these words strike a chord with you, then…join us for a new MOPS year as we embrace Our Beautiful Mess!

MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers.” It’s a place for preschool moms of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to connect, grow and be encouraged in the high call of motherhood. We do this through practical insights from God’s Word, special speakers, creative activities, and breakfast! We also get together for play dates and Mom’s Night Out opportunities. So whether you are a first-time mom, single mom, adoptive/foster mom, or have a house full of little ones…join us!

Our MOPS year begins Thursday, September 19th. We meet from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. in WC100A. Our meetings will continue each month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Childcare is available, but limited.
You must pre-register in advance. Registration will take place online beginning Thursday, August 1st.

White Bible Ceremony
God created the covenant of marriage and He has a divine plan and a role for each Christian wife. To celebrate upcoming marriages and to demonstrate our strong belief in God’s design for marriage, just before their weddings, we present brides with white Bibles in traditional White Bible Ceremonies. Some of these ceremonies are performed during RefresHer and some are held at wedding showers.

During the presentation, we remind them of their duties as wives and encourage them to follow God’s Word for a long and God-honoring marriage. Many brides have carried their Bibles down the aisle as remembrance of the ceremony and a symbol of their commitment to their marriage vows. For more information on the White Bible Ceremony, please contact Jody Statile at 239.591.1895.

Back To The Basics
Does fixing a hem or sewing a button require you to watch a You Tube video? Have you ever wished you could make a simple quilt or blanket that could be given to a special loved one or friend? Then this class is for you! This class is open to women of all ages and will meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Our time will be spent developing friendship and working on our individual projects. So, bring a friend and check it out!

For more information, contact:
Kathy Adair, 239-370-2592 or email kadair@johnrwood.com or
Pam Cole at 239-272-5583 or pcole@fbcn.org.

RefresHer
This is the foundation of our Women’s Ministry and it meets weekly on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. or Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. In-depth Bible Studies by various authors that speak to the heart of women are studied in fall, winter, and spring sessions. Small accountability groups meet together in the east side of the Worship Center and review homework and answer questions as well as to pray. This is followed by a time of praise and worship and teaching by our senior pastor’s wife, Janet Wicker.

Woman To Woman
Women of All Ages Welcome!
If you feel God’s nudge to be a mentor using what God has done in your life to encourage and
strengthen another or if you are a woman who is eager to pursue a closer walk with Jesus Christ, and spend time with another woman through a one-to-one mentoring relationship, then please call the Women’s Ministry at 239-596-8600 x241.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
This wonderful ministry of helps consists of women who use their gifts and talents to bring hope and comfort to those in need and also to those celebrating new life. At our monthly meetings, we knit and crochet shawls as we pray for those who will receive them. We provide shawls for many purposes; to console those that are hospitalized, newly widowed, grieving, as well as military families through Operation Soldier Care, and missionaries abroad. We also provide blankets for new babies and several outreach programs in our community.

Our meetings are on the third Fridays of the month at 10:00 am in AD 145 (in the Administration Building’s large conference room). If you would like to request a prayer shawl or would like more information, contact Brenda Hein at (239) 495-9272.

The Widow’s Oil
This ministry was begun through the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Naples, Florida in response to the problems created by the legally accepted practice of “inheritance marriage” in the country of Nigeria. This law allows the husband’s family to confiscate all of his possessions upon his death and leave the widow and even his children without support.

Of particular alarm is the number of pastors’ widows who are being punished by family members who are not Christian and the overwhelming needs being shouldered by the church. In response to James 1:27 that calls upon us to “look after orphans and widows in their distress,” a plan emerged to support these particular widows by purchasing goats or chickens and feed or a sewing machine and fabric so that the widow would have means to support her family. This act of love has promoted the message of the gospel in this predominately Muslim area of northern Nigeria.