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July 29, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Christian Fellowship

This weekend speaker Van Ibasan concludes the series "Lessons of a Great Comeback" with the message "They're Playing My Song." Contem-porary worship gatherings are Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.

During worship gatherings, Bugz Landing is a safe and caring place for infants through Pre-K5 and Kidz Street is open for K-Grade 5 (8:30 a.m. service only provides childcare for 0-2 years old). Energy is a class for middle school students during worship gatherings each weekend.

Middle school students are invited to Energy every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. High school students are invited to Awakening every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cape Christian Preschool is ready for some summer fun. Water activities, weekly themes and summer fun of all kinds. Limited space is available for ages 2-Kindergarten graduate. For more information, call Michelle at 239-772-5781.

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

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church will be starting a new sermon series to coincide with the back-to-school season. Senior Pastor Jay Therrell's next sermon series is entitled "The Parenting Dilemma: Raising a Godly Child."

This series starts Sunday, Aug. 7, and continues for three weeks examining a father's perspective, a mother's perspective and a child's perspective.

Foundations Early Learning Center is now open! Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 8 years old in a brand new facility as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Come visit, tour our facility, and meet Director Mary Richardson.

For information, contact or call 239-542-4051. The preschool's website is and has information on programs, curriculum and educational philosophy. It offers small class sizes with an experienced staff and affordable rates.

Cape Coral Firsts youth ministry for junior high and high school age youth, The Intersection, will be hosting its back to school celebration "Water-melon Bust" at Veteran's Park on Sunday, Aug. 7, starting at 5 p.m. Join us for crazy games, fun and food.

Contact Ron Wilson, Youth Ministry Director, at for more details.

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Phone: 239-542-4051.

Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service, and 11 a.m. - Casual Service. Come as you are!

Faith Bible Fellowship

This Sunday, Faith Bible Fellowship is hosting a free Puppet Extravaganza! Presented by the international traveling puppet troupe, Yadah. The troupe will amaze you with over 100 puppets on a 40-foot-wide stage that is five tiers deep. Some of the puppets are over four-feet tall.

The program will be this Sunday July 31, at 10 a.m., at the Cape Coral Youth Center, 315 Southwest 2nd Ave. Call 239-458-0020 with any questions.

Yadah is a high-end, high-impact "professional" puppet ministry. It will challenge your heart as the performers get your hands clapping and feet tapping. Each summer the group travels ministering as far north as Maine, south to Florida and west to Arizona. It has been in 28 states and has visited the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas, as well.

For more information or directions, call 239-458-0020.

Faith Presbyterian: sermon series

The Rev. Dr. H. Timothy Halver-son, pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church, will preach a 5-part sermon series on the Book of James that began July 3.

Half-brother to Jesus, James wrote his letter to first-century Jewish Christians who had been scattered throughout the Mediterranean world because of persecution. James offers practical advice on living a Christian life, reminding Christians that genuine faith transforms lives and will inevitably produce good deeds.

Faith Presbyterian Church is located at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Sunday services are at 8:15, 9:18 (modern), 9:30 (informal) and 11 a.m.

Pastor Tom Hafer leads the 9:18 a.m. service at Faith Center.

Faith's Summer Vocal Choir will sing on July 31, and Aug. 7, 14 and 21. Anyone interested in taking part is invited to come to the Music Suite for rehearsal at 10:30 a.m., and to sing at the 11 a.m. service. Prior participation in Faith Choir is not necessary; the church welcomes new voices. For questions regarding Summer Vocal Choir, please contact Michael Helman at the church office (542-2858) or via email at

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral is offering several community outreach meetings each week. All meetings are open to the public and are held on the First Baptist Church Campus at 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Included weekly are the following:

- Sundays at 5:30 p.m.: AA Meeting

- Tuesdays: Al-Anon, all welcome;

10 a.m.: beginners meeting

10:30 a.m.: regular meeting

- Wednesdays at 8 p.m.: Al-Anon men's meeting and 8 p.m. Al-Anon, women's meeting

- Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.: Weight Watcher

For more information call First Baptist Church at 542-3703.

Healing Prayer Afghan Ministry

A Life In Christ invites all knitting or crocheting prayer warriors in Cape Coral to join our Healing Prayer Afghan Ministry Fridays from 11-1 p.m. HPA knits and crochets 6-inch x 6-inch or 8-inch x 8-inch afghan squares that are pieced together into afghans that are given away freely to the ill or grieving. Only 100 percent Acrylic 4-ply medium worsted weight yarn (washable, fade resistant, mothproof) is used. Volunteers pray for the healing, comfort, financial peace and salvation of each afghan recipient.

Anyone with even beginning knitting/crocheting skills may participate. There is no cost to join, and supplies are available for volunteers to use on site. HPA meets each Friday at Cuppa Life, a coffee and sandwich shop at Del Prado Mall, in the same plaza as TJ Maxx.

For more information, call Pastor Leah or Lynn at 239-772-0800.

New Hope Baptist Fellowship

New Hope Baptist Fellowship, located at 431 Nicholas Parkway East, Cape Coral, is happy to announce that a contemporary worship series with powerful worship led by the Breakaway Band and a relevant message by Pastor Mike Faircloth. Everyone is invited to attend.

New Hope Baptist Fellowship also offers worship services Sundays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Bible study hours at 8 and 10 a.m. Children, youth, adult and senior adult programs and activities are offered. Call the office at 239-573-1370 for more details or on line at

New Hope Baptist Fellowship is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and offers a number of ministries, programs, and activities for adults of all ages, youth and children. New Hope is a church for the whole family. It's mission statement: "We make and teach disciples for the glory of God."

Call 239-573-1370 for additional information.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church offers the following services and programs:

- July 31 - 9:40 a.m. Prayer meeting

- 10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - Sermon "The Impossible Birth" (John 3:1-10)

- 6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - Sermon "Privileges of Adoption in Christ" (Romans 8:15-17)

Our former pastor, the Rev. Vander Pol, writes theology courses in English for students around the wold who study with the Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He writes courses in Systematic (doctrinal) Theology. He supervises students and study centers in Southeast Asia. Presently he travels to India, Myanmar, and the Philippines to teach and supervise the work of the study centers there.

To support this financially, send the gift to: First United Reformed Church, Vander Pol Support Fund, 6159 Riverside Drive, Chino, CA 91710.

Trinity Reformed Church is located at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-574-1424.



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