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Ministry Guide


Dear Friends in Christ, Jesus is very clear in his teaching. Christ chose to be a servant, and his followers are called to model their lives after his example. How can this happen to us in today’s world? Jesus spent nearly three years in his public ministry developing a close knit fellowship of persons.   Eventually these disciples would become the foundational leaders of a life-transforming movement. The word disciple literally means “to be a follower of a teacher.” These disciples became servants because they listened to Jesus’ teachings and spent time together in fellowship with him and each other. Our goal at North Naples Church is not simply to increase attendance, financial contributions or number of volunteers. Rather, we are praying that each person in our congregation comes to view his/ her life through the lens of Christian servanthood.  Certainly, we know that we feel good when we give time or money to help in the church. However, if we truly come to see ourselves as servants then much more happens in us ... and through us. It is transformational. We become living disciples of Christ who are ministering to others and being ministered to by others in His name. North Naples is a very large church and there are dozens of ways in which people can serve and be

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served. These are all incorporated into our Ministry Guide. We are all different individuals and we have different gifts and interests. Please review the Ministry Guide to find a special place wherein you can be most effective in serving: in helping others and in finding joy in your service. Each person is important to the wellbeing of the church. Even in a very large congregation, each person is needed to serve in some area. As the Apostle reminds us, “we have different gifts according to the grace given us but we share in the same Spirit.” (Romans 12:5–8) We need you and we need each other. Together, we need to serve our Lord and others in the name of Christ. Blessings! Pastor Ted

Pastor Ted Sauter Senior Pastor tsauter@nnumc.org


Worship Services North Naples Church is a family, inspiring and equipping me to follow Jesus. We invite you to join us at one of our four worship services. TRADITIONAL Saturday, 5:00 p.m. | The Village Chapel Join us for a liturgical-style traditional service. Sunday, 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. | Worship Center Join us for one of our traditional services featuring a choir, orchestra, hymns and choruses.   CONTEMPORARY Sunday, 9:30 a.m. | Worship Center Join us for high-energy praise music from an on-stage band with Holy Communion served weekly.  

Stay in Touch! 6000 Goodlette Road N. Naples, Florida 34109

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Contents Worship Services....................3 Children...................................4 Youth.......................................6 The Village School...................7 Recreation...............................8 Young Professionals................9 Women..................................10 Men........................................ 11 Adult Discipleship.................12 Music Ministry.......................16 Missions.................................18 Care Ministry.........................19 New Here?............................20

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Our offices are located in our Worship Center and Upper School. Please call 239.593.7600 to schedule an appointment with our ministry staff.   URGENT PASTORAL CARE NEEDS If you or a loved one is in the hospital, has passed away or you need to urgently speak with a pastor, please call the church office at 239.593.7600. After office hours, the recording will provide information about the name and cell number of the on-call pastor.

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Inspiring and Equipping Children to Follow Jesus Early Childhood Sunday, 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. New Baby? We love to celebrate new babies and adoptions. Please complete our online Baby Registry at northnapleschurch.org/kidministry so we can share in your joy. Baptism It is our desire to make your child’s Baptism a sacred and joyous celebration. We hold Baptisms at all three of our Sunday worship services, in addition to private ceremonies after services at 12:15 p.m. Family Room Please enjoy our new and improved family room located on the left side of the Worship Center. The room features a beautiful new floor, play mat, changing tables and more.

Cherub Choir (Pre-K3–Pre-K4) This group presents during worship services throughout the year. Rehearsals are during regular Kids’ Worship offered twice every Sunday during programming at 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Elementary

Sunday, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. K–3rd Grade Your elementary aged child will enjoy large group worship, an age-appropriate message and small group time.     1NewRock Choir (K–3rd Grade) Come join the fun and find out what it means to: “3…2…1NewRock” at 10:30–10:45 a.m. immediately following the first session of Kids’ Worship in Room 218.

Infant We consider it a privilege to participate with you in forming your child’s earliest impressions of God. Together, we set an example for your child by sharing God’s love and joy through our words, actions, and expressions. Pre-K (2–5 years old) Join us for our very own, age-appropriate worship service full of music, worship, Bible message, and play.

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4th–5th Grade Your pre-teen is starting to wonder what God can do in them to change the world and make it a better place. We encourage your pre-teen through relevant worship messages and small group time.


Special Events and Camps Chick-fil-A Family Event January 24 All families are invited to celebrate our Attendance Challenge at Chick-fil-A. Join us for prizes, fun and fellowship!

Meet the Team For more information about Children’s Ministry, please contact Marlene Foord. Marlene Foord Director of Children’s Ministry marlenef @nnumc.org

Serve Your World Camp June 17–21 & July 8–12 Serve Your World Camp provides children with an opportunity to participate in service-focused activities designed to open their eyes to the importance of serving others, including those right here in their own community. This year TWO summer camp sessions are being offered including an opportunity to serve at local organizations. Camp registration opens March 8! Specific details about eligibility and service projects will be available at registration.

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Youth

Inspiring and Equipping Youth to Follow Jesus

Gatherings Youth Room Building 900 Sunday Morning Café 9:30–10:30 a.m. Students are invited for breakfast, fellowship, and a small group Bible study on Sunday mornings.   Sunday Nights 6:00–8:00 p.m. On Sunday nights, students have the opportunity to connect with other teenagers their age for a night of fun, worship, and group discussion!   Crew Study Groups Wednesday nights, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Crew Study Groups are designed to help middle and high school students grow in faith over dinner and Bible Study.  

Special Events

Confirmation Celebration Weekend April 26–28 Confirmands will celebrate their faith journeys over a special weekend including beach baptisms and more. Senior Celebration Sunday May 19 High school seniors will be recognized in the 9:30 a.m. service and a reception will follow for graduates and their families. 6

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Summer Camps and Mission Trips

Warren W. Willis Camp June 10–15 A high-energy, life-changing week in Leesburg, FL. Students can go zip lining, tubing, learn archery and so much more.

Serve South Florida Mission Trip July 8–11 Students meet at the church at 8:00 a.m. daily, then go out to serve at local organizations and return to the church by 6:00 p.m. Cost is $150. Puerto Rico Mission Trip July 20–26 Incoming 9th–12th graders will return to Puerto Rico to serve the community. The cost is $800.

Meet the Team For more information about The Dock Youth Ministry, please contact Rebecca Torres. Rebecca Torres Director of NextGen Ministry rebeccat@nnumc.org


The Village School The Village School is the largest outreach of North Naples Church. The journey began in 1985 when The Caring Place Preschool started. In 2000, we moved over to our new location on Goodlette Road. The Caring Place was renamed to The Village School. We have since expanded and grown our worship and school facilities to integrate a middle school in 2006 and a high school in 2017. The Village School uses project-based learning in a rigorous academic environment to enable students to work collaboratively, think critically, and problem solve with purpose, while instilling Christian values in their lives.

Upcoming Events Knight for a Day (Student Shadow Day) January 8: Middle & Upper School Only March 26: All School 8:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Your K–11th grade student is invited to join us for a Day in the Life of a KNIGHT! Discover what it means to be a TVS Knight at our Student Shadow Day with lunch included. Register online at villageschoolnaples.org or contact Susan Beckner, Director of Admissions at sbeckner@tvsnaples.org.   Knight Under The Stars – Old Florida Style February 23 Join us for TVS’ Gala Fundraiser at the Naples Beach Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail party, silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and live music. For more information, please contact Jenny Urness at JenniferUrness@mail.com.   TVS Spring Concert April 12 and 13 Save the date for The Village School’s Spring Concert! Come and enjoy music, dance and acting by TVS students.

Service Opportunities Interested in impacting the life of a TVS student? Opportunities are available to rock babies, read and tutor students, assist teachers in classrooms and show appreciation to the faculty, teachers and families through coffee carts and more. Please contact Vanessa Fletcher, NNC’s Director of Communications and Outreach at vfletcher@nnumc.org.

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Recreation The goal of Recreation Ministries is to introduce others to Jesus Christ
by creating opportunities for fellowship and service in leisure and recreation.

Current Fitness Programs NNC offers many different types of fitness classes and programs. We function best and feel best with movement, so we can stay fit and ready for the work God has for us.

Upward Indoor Soccer January 8–February 28 Ages 4–12 are invited to play winter indoor soccer. Indoor soccer is nonstop, off-the-walls action in a weekly camp format with coached skills/drills, rotations, and scrimmages. 

Bodies Recalled Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Wesley Gym Join us for a gentle, stretching and toning class for seniors and those recovering from surgery/ illness.

Upward Flag Football March 19–May 2 Ages 4–12 are invited to play an awesome season of flag football this spring. Upward provides a recreational atmosphere to learn the fundamentals of football, teamwork, respect for authority and the rules of the game.

Yoga Wednesday Nights, 6:30–7:30 p.m. | The Village School Band Room All are welcome to this gentle, faith-based yoga class. No faith requirements or yoga experience necessary.

Adventure Camp

Men’s Pick-Up Basketball Wednesday Nights, 6:45–9:30 p.m. | Wesley Gym Men of all ages are invited for open pick-up basketball. Stretch those legs and improve your game as you share a prayer and some quality sports entertainment. Pickleball Friday Nights, 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Wesley Gym Have you heard about the latest Pickleball craze? Join a group to play on Friday nights then enjoy fellowship over ice cream at Royal Scoop.

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June 24–28 & July 22–26 Adventure Camp is offered two weeks in the summer for incoming 6th – 8th graders to have a week filled with ADVENTURE! Activities include tree climbing, beach days and more. Registration opens March 8 at www.northnapleschurch.org.

Meet the Team

For more information about Recreation Ministry, please contact David Ames. Pastor David Ames Associate Pastor & Director of Recreation Ministry recreation@nnumc.org


Young Professionals Young Professionals ages 19–30 meet for dinner, fellowship and studies throughout the month.

Bibles & Brew

VOUS Conference June 13–15 | Miami, FL An exciting weekend filled with amazing pastors and speakers including Rich and DawnChere Wilkerson, Chad Veach and more with powerful worship led by Mosaic MSC and VOUS Worship. We will be encouraged in faith and explore Miami together. Cost is to be determined.

7:30–9:00 p.m. Grow in faith and friendship on Wednesdays at Naples Beach Brewery.

Service Opportunities

Trips The mission of the Landing is to provide community for 19–30 year olds. We have many special events planned to grow together. Word Alive with Lysa TerKeurst Women’s Event January 18–19 | Fort Lauderdale, FL Ladies, invite a friend and join us for an immersive, hands-on journey into God’s Word with special guest Lysa Terkeurst. Cost is $100 which includes conference ticket, hotel and transportation. Hillsong Colour Women’s Conference April 5–6 | New York City, NY Join thousands of women of all ages in NYC for Colour Conference. We will hear empowering messages from Bobbie Houston and DawnChere Wilkerson, worship together and explore NYC. Cost is to be determined.

Serve Days February 23 & March 30 Young Professionals will choose a service project and serve together. Time and location to be determined. Puerto Rico Mission Trip July 20–26 High school students and young professionals will return to Puerto Rico and serve the community. Cost is $800.

Meet the Team For more information about Young Professionals Ministry, please contact Rebecca Torres. Rebecca Torres Director of NextGen Ministry rebeccat@nnumc.org

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Women United Methodist

The North Naples United Methodist Women is an active group whose purpose is to know God, to create a supportive fellowship and to expand missions locally, nationally and internationally. Women of all ages are invited to join the UMW by participating in one of the many circles that exist to provide fellowship with other ladies.

UMW Circles: Rebecca Circle: A welcoming group of Christian women dedicated to supporting missions at home and abroad. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m. Naomi Circle: A friendly, cooperative, generous, active, caring and sharing group. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:15 p.m.   Circle of Friends: A group of inter– generational women who enjoy spending time together both socially and supporting missions important to our faith. Last Tuesday of the month, 8:45 a.m.   Jessie Circle: An active group of crafty women who share Christian fellowship and work together to meet the goals of the UMW. 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.   Seasonal Plus: A wonderful gathering of seasonal Naples area women. January–April | 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 1:30 p.m.   Winter Women: A wonderful gathering of seasonal Naples area women. January–April | 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 9:30 a.m. 10

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Special Events: The UMW host several events during the year to raise funds for missions. These events are the Christmas Bazaar and Bistro, Ladies Tea and Rummage Sale. The 2019 Rummage Sale is February 15, 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and February 16, 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the Wesley Gym. Items can be purchased by cash or check.   If you are interested in donating items to the sale, drop-off dates are February 13, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 3:30–8:00 p.m. and February 14, 7:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. in the Wesley Gym.   Interested in volunteering at the Rummage Sale? Please contact the UMW President, Marsha Strader, marshastrader@gmail.com

Meet the Team

United Methodist Women & United Methodist Men Cindy Bledsoe Executive Director of Adult Discipleship cindyb@nnumc.org


Men

United Methodist

We seek to provide a variety of ways that men can get connected at North Naples Church. United Methodist Men are dedicated to service and fellowship.

Special Events: Sweetheart Dinner February 12, 6:00 p.m. | Founders Hall The annual Sweetheart Dinner is a fun evening filled with fellowship and entertainment. For tickets and more information, please contact Pete Stafford at 239.649.6642.

Men

Men’s BBQ March 24, 8:30 AM-1:00 p.m. | Wesley Gym The United Methodist Men invite you to their annual BBQ to raise funds for missions. For tickets and more information, please contact Pete Stafford at 239.649.6642.

North Naples

North Naples Men are committed to growing deeper in their relationships with God and building friendships.

Special Events: No Regrets Men’s Conference February 2, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The No Regrets Men’s Conference is a one-day event broadcast LIVE from Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin to over 100+ host sites in America and around the world. Join an expected 12,000 men to hear messages on Biblical Manhood, Parenting and more. Speakers include senior pastors, authors, dads and the chaplain to NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Invite a friend and join us! Cost is $30. Register on our website.

Service Opportunity North Naples Men serve together the third Saturday of every month building homes with Habitat for Humanity. Register on our website. Study Groups Study Groups are available for men to grow deeper in faith. Visit our website for registration and more information. Veterans 4 Christ Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Parlor to enjoy breakfast and fellowship with other veterans. Length of service short or long, you are welcome! 11


Adult Discipleship Everyone has a Next Step for their life and faith journey. We invite you to take your next step and grow in faith by becoming involved in a Study Group here at North Naples Church. We have groups for every stage of life and offer excellent programming for kids on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights while you participate in a group. Register for a group online at www.northnapleschurch.org/study. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Bledsoe at cindyb@nnumc.org or call 239.593.7600 ext. 216.

Special Event— Author Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Dancing Through Darkness— When Love and Dreams Survived a Nazi Death Camp January 26, 10:00–11:00 a.m. | Village Chapel As the Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, we invite you to this special event to hear the inspiring story of two survivors of the Sobibor Death Camp, Saartjie Wijnberg and Chaim Engel. Author, Ann Markham Walsh will share from her book and help us wrestle with our questions about the Holocaust.

Q. C an you attend the groups if you are not a member of NNC? A. Yes, yes, yes! Feel free to invite friends and neighbors, too.

Q. Do I need to register to attend? A. Y es, please register online at

www.northnapleschurch.org/study. This helps us in planning and preparing for groups to have the best experience. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Bledsoe.

Q. When is childcare available? Does it cost? A. Childcare is provided for all Sunday morning and Wednesday night groups. Registration is required online and there is no cost.

Meet the Team Cindy Bledsoe Executive Director of Adult Discipleship cindyb@nnumc.org

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Q. I’m not sure where to begin. Can someone

help? A. Yes! Cindy Bledsoe would love to help you find the right group for you.

Q. Where do I get material for Study Groups? A. If material is needed for participation; it will be listed on the Study Group listing. You may purchase material from your preferred bookstore.


Ongoing Study Groups Common Grounds Sunday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Library We invite you to join this discussion-based Study Group that uses video curriculum from various pastors to grow in faith. Faith and Fellowship Sunday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Parlor This is a lecture style, Adult Study Group where we study various themes found in scripture. We utilize the Uniform Adult Bible Studies resource. Ladies Bible Study Tuesday, 12:00–1:00 p.m. | Parlor Women of all ages are invited to join Pastor Sandy in this lecture style Study Group to grow in knowledge of the Bible and friendship with other ladies. Men’s Group (Men in their 30’s and 40’s) Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Upper School Library Men are invited to grow deeper in faith and friendship as we use video-based curriculum from various pastors and discuss how to apply it to our lives. Men’s Breakfast Group Thursday, 7:00-8:00 a.m. | Parlor The Men’s Breakfast Group is a time where men can gather to grow in faith, pray together and build relationships with each other. We invite you to join us for breakfast and great discussion. Men’s No Walls Study Group Thursday, 6:00–7:00 p.m. | Worship Center Room 415 In this group, men gather to study scripture, discuss the implications of it and are open to the leading of the Holy Spirit to take action.

Spirit Class Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Worship Center Room 802 We invite you to join this discussion based Study Group that uses curriculum from various resources as we seek to grow as followers of Jesus. Our focus this winter semester is on “Our Love of God” from the Uniform Adult Bible Studies Series.

Short-term Study Groups The Village Forum Beginning January 6, Sunday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. | The Village Chapel The Village Forum has been a winter tradition at North Naples Church for many years. Join Rev. Don Dixon for another insightful class this season. This class will start with the life of Jesus, the launch of the Church, continue with the Reformation and end with our expanded civilization. Pastor Sandy’s Study Group: Session 1 Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times Beginning January 10, Thursday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. | Parlor For anyone struggling with fear, worry, or anxiety, join Pastor Sandy as she leads us through Adam Hamilton’s study on the latest research regarding the knots of fear and how to truly not be afraid as Jesus instructs us. Pastor Sandy’s Thursday Afternoon Group: A New Reformation—From Luther’s World to Ours Beginning January 10, Thursday, 2:00–4:00 p.m. | Parlor Join Pastor Sandy as we dive into A New Reformation by Rob Ruquay as he introduces us to the life of Martin Luther and the important themes of the __Continued on page 14

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Adult Discipleship Short-term Study Groups (Continued) Beginning January 17, Thursday, 9:00–10:00 a.m. | Reformation, centrality of Scripture and power of God’s grace. Is The Bible Reliable? Building the Historical Case Beginning January 14, Monday, 2:30–4:00 p.m. | Parlor If the biblical record is true, it is the primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. In several video lectures, we will be challenged to examine the historical and archaeological evidence to determine for ourselves the veracity and accuracy of Scripture. Women’s Study Group: Daniel – A Beth Moore Study Beginning January 16, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Wesley Center The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon. The Faith Beginning January 16, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Wesley Center When rightly understood, the Christian faith offers tremendous joy. In seven thought-provoking, soul-searching sessions, you’ll reflect on the nature of God, the human condition, the work of Jesus, and the coming kingdom; and comprehend more clearly why it’s a religion of hope, redemption, and beauty.

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Second Cup Mercato Ladies are invited to join this group filled with coffee and faith-based conversations. This study will cover Ruth, Esther and Song of Songs using the “First 5” app. Space is limited; please register online! Disciple Fast Track – New Testament Beginning January 16, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Wesley Center Whether you are new to faith or have been a Christian for many years, you will benefit from this study of the New Testament. Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. God Heard Their Cry Beginning January 20, Sunday, 10:45–11:45 a.m. | Library This five-session study group, God Heard Their Cry, noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan illustrates how God answered the cry of the Israelites as they were persecuted in Egypt, and made himself known to both them and their oppressors. In this video study, discover how God answers the cry of his persecuted people and proclaims himself Lord to them and their oppressors. The 10:45 Study Group Sunday, 10:45–11:45 a.m. | Parlor Session 1, Beginning January 20: Five Things God Uses To Grow Your Faith Your faith in God matters to God. In fact, God is honored through your living, active, death-defying, out-of-the-box faith. That being the case, he’s


committed to growing it. In Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for—you guessed it—five things God uses to grow BIG faith. Session 2, Beginning March 17: Who Is Jesus? Pastor Louie Giglio invites us to meet God in both our intellect and our hearts by uncovering what history and Scripture have to say about Jesus. Throughout the study, we’ll witness how Jesus appeared and shaped the landscape of history, just as he shapes the landscape of our lives for eternity.

The Scientific Case for God Beginning February 20, Wednesday, 2:30–4:00 p.m. | Parlor Has the atheists’ view of the world ever created some doubt in your faith? This study group is a science class which explores advances in cosmology, physics, and biology which defy the naturalistic processes professed by Darwin and present day atheists. Using videos, we will refute Darwin’s theory of evolution, explore major world views, examine models of the universe, and investigate surprises in molecular biology.

The 9:30 Study Group Sunday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Wesley Center Room 802 Session 1, January 27: Reason for God—Belief in an Age of Skepticism Session 2, March 10: Jesus The King—Understanding Life and Death of the Son of God If you attend the 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. traditional services, this is a great Study Group for you. This class typically engages in short studies, duration of about 6 weeks each, using a book and DVD. Past authors include Adam Hamilton, Bill Hybels and Tim Keller. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Walk as Jesus Walked Beginning February 24, Sunday, 10:45–11:45 a.m. | Library How badly do you want to be like Jesus? Becoming a disciple of Jesus demands more than merely a deep commitment to the text and complete devotion to Christian community. Come rediscover the fierce passion of the apostle Paul and our early Christian brothers and sisters to walk like Jesus – even when the path became treacherous.

Men’s Group (All Ages) Beginning February 6, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Wesley Center 807 This is a great opportunity for men of all ages to come together for Christian fellowship and study. You will grow in your faith while also developing friendships with other Christian men.

Couples in Their 30s–40s Group Options: With Children or Without Children Meeting Day and Times To Be Determined There’s no better way to feel like you belong to a church than finding a group of friends to connect with, grow with, have fun with and rally around in times of need. This group will meet weekly to grow in faith and friendship. We will discuss the sermon/a topic of faith, develop friendships and have fun.

Pastor Sandy’s Study Group: Session 2 Making Sense of the Bible Beginning February 14, Thursday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. | Parlor The world’s bestselling, most-read and most loved book is also one of the most confusing. Adam Hamilton proposes a new way of seeing scripture in his book, Making Sense of The Bible. Join us as we develop a better understanding of scripture together.

Lenten Study Groups We will offer various Lenten Study Groups. Please see the website for a full listing as we near the season of Lent. See www.northnapleschurch.org for a listing of groups.

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Music Ministry

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The mission of the Music Ministry is to spread the word of Jesus by inspiring the Naples Community through beautiful music.

Concert Series & North Naples Music Festival The annual Concert Series has inspired the Naples Community since 2008. During November–May, a variety of musical talent performs at our campus with a mix of free and ticketed concerts. There is something for everyone from jazz to rock and roll! Most of the concerts are free, but you need tickets and will want to get them early as the “free tickets” will sell out quickly. For tickets and more information, visit www.northnapleschurch.org/music.

Naples Philharmonic in Concert March 12, 7:30 p.m. The Naples Philharmonic brings some of the greatest music ever written directly to North Naples Church. Don’t miss Vivaldi and Beethoven in these moving, intimate performances. Paradise Coastmen March 22, 7:00 p.m. March 23, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sit back and enjoy songs that stole the show from the Broadway stage and the “big screen.” Songs such as Cabaret and New York, New York.

2018–2019 CONCERT SERIES Gulfshore Opera Fifth Anniversary Concert January 18, 7:00 p.m. Dynamic Powerhouse of Great Opera Highlights Jazz in the Afternoon January 27, 4:00 p.m. Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto are joined by an All-Star group of friends for a special afternoon of swinging jazz. Their guests include musicians from the Naples Philharmonic.

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Meet the Team For more information about Music Ministry, please contact Steve DeLadurantey.

Steve DeLadurantey Director of Worship Arts steved@nnumc.org


NORTH NAPLES MUSIC FESTIVAL University of Miami, Frost Concert Jazz Band March 28, 7:00 p.m. The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band is renowned for its outstanding musicianship, inspired performances, soloists, and well-crafted original arrangements. Benvenuto Amore – Italian Dinner Under The Stars March 29, 7:00 p.m. Leave Naples behind and travel to Napoli for an evening alfresco with Italian dining and music, become a true Neapolitan.

Community Choir Collaboration March 29, 6:00 p.m. March 30, 2:30 p.m. This choral celebration will feature a mass choir of over 250 adult and 8th–12th-grade voices under the direction of Todd Peterson. Sign up to sing at www.northnapleschurch.org/music or contact SteveDeLadurantey. Jazz from New Orleans To New York with the Dan Miller – Jeff Rupert Quintet March 30, 2:00 p.m. | Village Chapel You are invited on a musical journey that spans over fifty years of jazz music. A freewheeling excursion from traditional New Orleans jazz to swing to bebop and beyond!

Siberian Virtuosi March 30, 7:00 p.m. Siberian Virtuosi, the State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is an Ensemble of 11 violinists and a pianist. The Ensemble has given over 2000 concerts during the last 22 years and is known for their energy, unique arrangements, and level of their virtuosity. History of Chamber Music March 31, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a lecture/recital on the history of chamber music featuring period and modern instruments. Hard Drive Horns March 31, 6:00 p.m. Hard Drive Horns is Southwest Florida’s premier Rock and Roll “Horn Band” playing the great music of the 60’s through today. This concert will be “on the lawn” outside the church. Bring a lawn chair and an appetite! There will be local food trucks during the concert with dinner available for purchase. SUMMER MUSIC CAMP North Naples Church offers band, jazz and chorus for incoming 6th–12th graders who are interested in learning to play an instrument or advance their skills. This camp hosts more than 350 students from all over Collier County. Scholarships are available. Camp registration opens April 1 at www.northnapleschurch.org.

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Missions North Naples Church strives to equip and enable children youth and adults who are called to mission and outreach.

Locally

Internationally

NNC offers ways for individuals and families to serve together at church several times throughout the year at food packing events. FaithWorks 2nd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Founders Hall Serve others by packing beans and rice for the community!

Haiti Mission Our mission in Haiti is a church and school on the Island La Gonave, 18 km off the coast of Port au Prince. “The Village School East” is for kids who would otherwise be unable to attend school. Haiti Mission Trip Wellness Trip: January 4–12 Our Adult Haiti Mission Team will focus on health and wellness activities to improve the health of children and community. If you are interested in serving on a future Haiti Mission Trip, please contact Frankie Jeffery at familiejeffery@aol.com.

Food Packing Events February 24, 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Wesley Gym Our church-wide food packing events are a great way to serve with your whole family! Volunteers can help before or after church services. Mission Week February 24–March 3 Join us for a week dedicated to learning about all of the missions of NNC. Opportunities include our Blue Bag Food Drive, Food Packing Event and Desserts Out of This World. The new event, Desserts Out of This World, is an evening to learn more about missions and enjoy desserts from various countries/ cultures on February 26 in Founders Hall. 18

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Cuba Mission NNC sponsors three churches in the Holguin district of Cuba. Since Christians are a minority in Cuba, our financial support includes food programs, building repairs, water filtration and more.

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For more information about mission trips and volunteer opportunities, contact: Missions Board missions@nnumc.org


Care Ministry Our desire is to provide you with a sense of community and love in times of sorrow and celebration. We have three pastors on staff, one specifically for Congregational Care. If you or a loved one is in the hospital, a shut-in, or you need to speak with a pastor, please call our church office at 239.593.7600. Below, you will find several ways NNC can support you.

Support Groups Life isn’t meant to be walked alone. Whether you are walking through losing a loved one or you want to help others in their time of need, our Care Ministry offers a variety of Support Groups. Grief Share January 9–April 10 GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 13 week sessions are held on Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m. in the Worship Center Room 415.   Busy Needles Meets every Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–Noon in the Parlor to knit and crochet prayer shawls for those in need of comfort. Group is open to interested knitters and crocheters.  

Prayer Team Prayer is vital to the support we provide one another. Join us in praying for our congregation on Thursday mornings, 10:00–11:00 a.m. in the Worship Center Room 417. Shut-in Volunteer Team This team checks on our shut-ins throughout the year to help them feel loved and a part of our church family. Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one caring ministry made up of congregation members who provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are struggling through a difficult time in life- experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

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For more information about the Care Ministry and getting involved in a support group or Stephen Ministry, please contact Silvana Ferreira.

Flower Ministry Prepare or deliver small bouquets for our shut-in members. Arrangement is held on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Village Chapel.

Pastor Silvana Ferreira Assistant Pastor of Congregational Care sferreira@nnumc.org

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New Here? We are so glad you found us! Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here. First Experience First Sunday of the month, 9:30–11:30 a.m. We are passionate about welcoming and connecting individuals to NNC. We do this by hosting First Experience, a monthly event where you’ll meet other newcomers, tour our campus, meet staff members, discuss ways to connect here and most importantly, we get to meet you! Register on our website at northnapleschurch.org/ firstexperience.   Coffee with a Pastor First Wednesday of the month, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Whether you are new or have been here awhile, Coffee with a Pastor is a great way to get to know our pastor and discover if membership is the right fit for you at NNC.

Meet the Team For more information about North Naples Church, please contact Peggy Ryba.

Peggy Ryba Membership Director peggyr@nnumc.org

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