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Religion Notes

January 12, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Cape Christian Fellowship

Living with no regrets requires that we travel light. We don't accumulate resentment, guilt or fear. Rather, we shed it through forgiveness, grace and hope. This week, Pastor Wes Furlong will speak on "Overcoming Baggage." We'll look at two critical experiences that help us redeem our past and maximize the present.

Sunday contemporary worship times are 9 and 11 a.m. There are classes for children and youth and a safe and caring nursery provided during all worship gatherings. The EDGE High School gathering is held on Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m

Starting on Jan. 10, at 5 p.m., Saturday evening contemporary worship celebration will be added. There will be a nursery and classes for all children through middle school available.

Cape Christian Fellowship is located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., 1/3 mile north of Veteran's Parkway. For more information, call 772-5683;

Epiphany Episcopal Church

After five and one-half years, The Rev. Dr. Stan Dull and his wife, Margie, will be leaving Epiphany Episcopal Church in Cape Coral to enter retirement as a parish priest for the second time. He first retired as Vicar of Ascension Episcopal Church in Parkesburg, Penn, and full time secondary English Teacher in the Octorara Schools, Atglen, Penn. Father Dull and his wife, Carol, moved from Pennsylvania to Punta Gorda in 2000. However, it was not long before he was called back into parish ministry at Epiphany.

Father Dull's retirement will leave a deep hole to fill. His pastoral care, his counseling and his sermons will be difficult to replace, we will miss them.

For more information contact: Marnie Ike at Epiphany Episcopal Church 574-3200/

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral began the spring women's Bible study that will run through March 31, from 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. on the "Book of Phillipians."

Women of the Word is a program that brings women in the Lee County area together to support one another in their faith. Women who are mothers are involved in the study, their children have a special program for all ages. The study is done in small groups that become support groups as relationships are developed. The study meets Tuesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. at Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 701 Mohawk Parkway. There is a complete nursery and children's program, including homeschoolers. Space is limited for the children's programs. For more information call 549-5556.

Kehilat Aish Chodesh

Kehilat Aish Chodesh (Assembly of the Holy Fire), affiliated with the Ysharim Judaism Interfaith outreach movement out of Israel, meets at the Fellowship Hall at King's Way, 2016 Kismet Parkway, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for services.

Ysharim congregations and small groups reach out to interfaith families and couples, where one partner is Jewish and the other Christian, focusing on the similarities in practice and less on the differences between the faiths.

The local group is located in Cape Coral, meeting every Saturday at King's Way, 2016 Kismet Parkway; 9:30 a.m. for Hebrew class, 10:30 a.m. for Torah service, 12:45 p.m. for Oneg (luncheon), 2:30 p.m. for Davidic Dance or further Torah study and discussion.

Learn to hermeneutically unravel the difficult words of Jesus in his own context-a Hebraic one rather than the Roman/Greek. This 12-week course, meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings, taught by Ysharim Rabbi Steven Berkowitz.

Learn why Abraham is called by God "friend", in this 12-week course taught by Ysharim Rabbi Steven Berkowitz. Monday evening at 7:45 p.m.

For more information e-mail:

A 12-week Divorce Recovery class meets 6:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. The womens' prayer group will meet for 12 weeks on Thursdays, at 6:30 p.m.

For info, e-mail

King's Way Christian Way

King's Way Christian Church located in Cape Coral on Kismet Parkway, will be the host to a 12- week Women's Prayer course Women of Faith- Let's Pray! starting Thursday Jan.8, at 6:30 p.m. Women of all denominations are invited to attend. Course content will include lots of prayer, expressive dance, singing, and other worship techniques.

To register, call 239-322-9094.

Lighthouse Youth Place

Lighthouse Youth Place, a youth outreach project of King's Way Christian Center, is offering karate classes for Cape Coral youth as an outreach project.

LYP meets in the upstairs at 1323 Viscaya Pkwy., Cape Coral, above the Nazareth Church. Martial arts classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

All Martial Arts Classes are taught by certificated instructors under the auspices of Zenkoku Yudansha Sekai (International Black Belt Society), an international society of Black Belts across the world, which is directed by Steven Berkowitz, Hanshi, who after 43 years in the martial arts, is holder of an 8th degree Black Belt

To register a youth 8-16, call 239-322-7003 or 789-5361.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass will present a concert at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.

The King's Brass presents hymn classics with a contemporary flair that will be enjoyed by all generations. This group was formed over two decades ago and is comprised of professional musicians who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise. A $15 donation.

Messiah Lutheran is located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, (l mile west of US Hwy 41) 995-0133

Turning Point Church

Cape Coral Turning Point Church of God, currently meeting in the Cape Coral Youth Center, located at 315 SW 2nd Ave will have a special program this Sunday, Jan. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. with Praise and Worship, followed by a meassge from Senior Pastor Dennis West.

Children's Church will begin at 10:40 a.m. with special guest, Mr. T, a Traveling Juggler and magican that entertains children. Following the message at 11:30 a.m. the congregation will share in fellowship with several games and food.

For more information, contact Pastor D at 281-5350

Fort Myers

Southwest Baptist Church

The Women of Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, are inviting women in local churches for a relaxing and fun filled day Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

The day begins with breakfast, and two workshop sessions, one featuring guest speaker Debra Flynn. Flynn will speak about her journey from Cape Coral to Dandridge, Tenn., a walk of 874 miles in 66 days where she went from a size 22 to her present dress size, 14. The cost of the "Day Away" is $20, which includes a continental breakfast and a lunch served buffet style and catered by Panera Bread. Advance registration is requested. The church is behind Tanger Outlet Mall at 16940 McGregor Blvd. Call 454-3336 to register.

Temple Beth El

Concert at Temple Beth El starring Joe & Lynn Goldovitz & Friends on Saturday, Jan, 24 at 7:30 p.m. Popular Jewish songs and folk tunes will be played and sung. Havdallah service and Dessert. The concert is open to the entire community and the cost is $10 per ticket.

Temple Beth El is seeking corporate and private sponsors for its first Casino Night fundraiser to be held on Jan. 31, at the Reserve Cigar & Wine Bar at 10950 Cleveland in Fort Myers. The Grand Prize will be the $10,000 entry fee to play in the 2009 Las Vegas World Series of Poker Main Event. Players will also meet the famed Dave Irvine, co-founder of The Blackjack Institute, and the inspiration behind the movie "21". He will provide expert, hands-on Blackjack strategies to help contestants learn to play like the pros! For further information, please call Donna at 239.433.0018 or register online at Proceeds will go to benefit Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers.



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