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Religion Notes

March 17, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Abiding Love Lutheran Church

Abiding Love Lutheran Church presents: Blood, Sweat and Gears Cruise-in Car and Bike Show Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

If anyone wants to show a car and/or bike, contact the church at 239-945-2122 or by e-mail: include name and type of car. Space is limited.

There will be concessions and raffles for door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Center.

The Blood mobile will be on -site.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Pastor Wes Furlong launches a new series "Anxious No More" with the message "Two Indispensable Virtues for Today" this weekend. This series will focus on ways to deal with anxious circumstances in your life.

Attend one of three contemporary worship gatherings available for your convenience. Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. There are classes for children and youth and a nursery provided during all worship gatherings.The EDGE High School gathering is held on Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m.

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

Chabad Jewish Center

A cocktail party and live auction will be taking place on Sunday, March 15, at the clubhouse at Cape Harbour. Live entertainment will be provided by Third House Rising.

For $25, enjoy hors d'ouevres, desserts and an open bar, live auction, and in addition three of the items will be raffled off. To register and to purchase raffle tickets visit or call Chabad at 541-1777.

DayBreak Fellowship

Adult Bible Study is currently exploring the book of Romans, discussing the Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans and how it applies to our lives today. Study runs through April 29. The group meets every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Children's program is available during the adult Bible study for ages 3 through 5th grade. For further information, call DayBreak Fellowship at 573-9009 or visit the church Web site at

First Church of God (Anderson Ind.)

The First Church of God of Cape Coral is a growing, multi-cultural place to worship.

The winter series of gospel music began in January. On the first Sunday of each month a musical group will minister during morning worship service.

Last Generation Ministries will finish up the series with word and song on April 5.

A free will offering will be taken at each service. Following the service there will be a time of fellowship. Visitors welcome! Call 574-5271 for more information.

Wednesday evening 6 p.m., choir practice, Kids Hour, Preteen and Teenage for youth and prayer and Bible study for adults at 7 p.m.

The Women of the Church of God (WCG) meets at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of the month.

Young at Heart is a group for folks 50 and older who meet at noon on the third Thursday of each month .

First Church of God is located at 2213 Country Club Blvd, three blocks north of Veteran's Parkway.

Visitors are welcome! For further information call 574-5271 or visit; E-mail:

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church presents the 3rd Matinee Musicale "Caribbean Cruise" Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd. Tickets are limited to 100 and must be purchased in advance from P&C Chapter IQ members or by calling 542-7009. Donation of $15 includes gourmet refreshments following the concert.

Grace Community Center

Parking lot sale, food distribution, medical screenings and burgers and dogs at Grace Community Center on Saturday, March 21, starting at 6 a.m. This is another third Saturday event at the center located at 4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway. GED classes are accepting new students each Saturday. Come at 8:45 a.m. to the Grace Community Center. Except for the final county testing,classes and materials are free. For more information call 573-4602 or 297-3781.

Turning Point Church

The Turning Point Church, presently meeting in the Cape Coral Youth Center (William Austen Youth Center) at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave. in Cape Coral will have their younger girls clubs selling cookies and cold drinks following the service this Sunday, March 15. The Girls Clubs, under the direction of Karen Watson is planning a field trip to Day Camp in Tampa in April. The churches co-ed softball team is currently in 1st Place in the Cape Coral Church Leagues. The congregation would like to extend a special invitation to the area to attend their service every Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information or directions, call 281-5350.

Trinity Lutheran Lenten services

Trinity Lutheran Church & School invites everyone to attend 7 p.m. Lenten Worship Services Wednesdays, through April 1. Free will offering pre-service meals will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the offerings and funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Care in Congregations Program will be applied toward upgrading of the sound/projection system. All are welcome.

Worship services at Trinity are Sundays at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:15 and Bible Class at 9:30 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran School has openings for VPK 3 and VPK4. Full or Part Day Programs are offered.

Trinity Lutheran Church & School's located at 706 SW 6th Ave., Cape Coral. To reach Trinity, take Skyline to SW 12Th Terrace to SW 6th Ave., or either Pine Island Road or Santa Barbara Blvd. to Nicholas Parkway to SW 6th St. to SW 6th Ave. For more information, call the church 772-0172 or school 772-1549.

North Fort Myers

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church

All Saints Catholic Church is having it's last pirohi dinner this year on Saturday, March 21, from 3-7 p.m.

The church is located on Bayshore Road, Exit 143 East of I-75 and a quarter mile and west of the Lee Civic Center.

For more information call 239-543-3636.

Christ Community Church

Christ Community Church will have a yard sale Saturday, March 21, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Christ Community Church is located at 4801 Orange Grove Blvd. North Fort Myers.

For more information call 652-5530.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Fort Myers is sponsoring a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, March 21, between the hours of 5-7 p.m. The meal will include salad, lasagna, bread and beverage. The women of the LWML will be baking the desserts that will accompany the meal. The cost of the meal is $5 to be purchased in advanced at the church office. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Contact the church office at 4770 Orange Grove Blvd. for purchase of the tickets. Information may be obtained by calling the church office at 995-7711, ext. 1.

Fort Myers

Lifeline Family Center's benefit dinner

The 13th Annual Benefit Dinner featuring Ruth Graham, author, speaker and daughter of Ruth and Billy Graham and founder of Ruth Graham & Friends, a ministry to encourage Christian growth within the church.

She will speak on Friday, March 27, at Pelican Reserve-Osprey Room 9802 Pelican Reserve Blvd. Fort Myers. Reception at 6, and dinner 7:15 p.m.

For ticket information contact LifeLine Family Center ($75 each) or call 239-242-7238. Limited seating

Peace Lutheran Church

Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will be in concert at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort . Myers (one mile east of Tanger Mall) on Sunday, March 15, at: 2 p.m. (Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.)

Tickets are $10 (cash or check only) -Available Sundays between services and on weekdays can be picked up at Church office Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Tickets (if any left) can be purchased at the Door, March 15. For more information call 437-2599.

This is a complete show, not just another Band!! They are outstanding musicians with humor.

Word of Life

Pastor Michele Anastasi and Women Caring for Women of Word of Life Church present "Sounds of Heaven" featuring prophetic violinist Janet Shell, Saturday, March 28. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Word of Life is located at 2120 Collier Ave., Fort Myers .For more information contact Paula Harris, 239-274-8881.Church

Bonita Springs


All women are invited to a breakfast sponsored by Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, which will be held Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Ln., Bonita Springs. The speaker is Colleen Spiro; a spiritual director, Benedictine Oblate, parish secretary and convert to the Catholic Church.

Send a $20 check payable to Magnificat Fort Myers to Joanne Tarantino, 16550 Heron Coach Way #206, Fort Myers 33908, 481-6967, or Joyce Michel, 3650 Bonita Beach Rd. #26, Bonita Springs 34134, 992-4872. Requests must be postmarked by March 21.


The Mastersingers In collaboration with the University Choir of FGCU's Bower School of Music will present Brahms' timeless masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) on Saturday, March 28, 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and Sunday, March 29, 4 pm at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda.

Tickets are $20 and may be obtained by calling 277-7813. Group and student discounts are available.

The work will be sung in English.



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