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Religion Notes

October 29, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Baptist Church

Cape Baptist Church is looking forward to hearing from Pastor Jim Scudder Jr. He is seen regularly with his father, Dr. James A. Scudder, on the Victory in Grace television broadcast. Pastor Scudder Jr. has been doing a five-part series on Prophecy and Revelation the past Sunday and again this Sunday, Oct. 30, at both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. .

Cape Baptist is located at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral. For more information, contact the church at 242-8022.

Cape Christian Fellowship

This weekend Pastor Wes Furlong continues the new series "Restored" with the message "Moving Beyond Pain." Contemporary worship gatherings are Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday with a traditional service at 8:30, and contemporary services at 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 offers educational programs for children ages 2-5. It is a VPK provider, and accepts school-ready students. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 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's new sermon series is "Biblical Wisdom for Challenging Economic Times." How did we get where we are with our economy? What are the real spiritual reasons underneath our problems? What can we do about them? Our life's mission surely isn't about how much stuff we have - we need to recover why we were created and what should really be our priorities. How can we overcome the continuing fear of a new normal that isn't what it used to be economically - how can we live with a reset life? Join us Sunday for the start of this new series.

Cape Coral First sponsors a safe and supervised "trick or treating" experience for all children at Trunk or Treat on Monday, Oct. 31. Join the congregation for Halloween fun with music, games, snow cones, popcorn, and plenty of candy. It's all free, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church and Veterans Park.

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. 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. A discount is available for children of "first responders" (police, fire, EMT) as well as Lee County teachers. Come visit or tour the facility and meet Director Mary Richardson. For information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

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!

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Women of the Word is a program that brings women in the Lee County area together to support one another in their faith. This fall season women from a variety of faith backgrounds meet weekly to study the book of Nehemiah.

The study meets Tuesday mornings from 9-11 or Tuesday evenings from 7-9 at Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 701 Mohawk Parkway, in Cape Coral.

There is a complete nursery and children's program, including home-schoolers for morning session only.

The fall session ends on Nov. 15. For more information, call 239-549-5556.

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.

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church of Cape Coral will be meeting in a new location. Join us for services at the former Ada's Organic Food Store (1242 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral). The same meeting times.

- Sunday: 9 a.m. - Sunday School (classes for all ages)

10:30 a.m. - Morning worship

6 p.m. - Evening worship

- Wednesday- 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer/children and youth activities

For more information call 239-772-1400.

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 a.m. to 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. Volun-teers 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

King's Way Christian Center

King's Way Christian Cen-ter's Annual "BIG TOP" Family Fall Festival will be held Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Lots of candy, games, prizes and fun for the whole family.

It's a free event - all are welcome!

King's Way Christian Center is located at 2016 Kismet Parkway East, Cape Coral.

Call 239-458-2700 or check us out at

St. Andrew Catholic Church

St. Andrew Catholic Church is holding its annual Ministry Fair Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, after all masses at the church grounds. There will be free food and fun for all that attend.

This is an opportunity for all the people interested in finding a way to serve their church to find a ministry within the parish community.

St. Andrew Catholic Church is the largest parish in the Diocese of Venice with over 50 ministries. The Diocese of Venice includes the counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, Hardee, High-lands, Collier, Hendry and Glades. It is a 9,035-square mile area of Southwest Florida full with people of different cultures, as well as various backgrounds and places of origin, that contribute to the en-richment of the local Catholic experience.

The Ministry Fair is not only an opportunity where people will find a way to share their talents and skills, but also a chance for everyone to enrich their lives and the lives of others, especially in these times of so much need.

Trinity Reformed Church

- 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (children and adult)

- 10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service -

- 5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

- 6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service

The messages will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore

The "Missionary of the Month" is Dr. Cornelius Hegeman, academic dean at Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He supervises distance education for pastors around the world. He travels extensively throughout Latin America, teaching classes to pastors of churches who lack a desirable level of education. Regular seminary-level course are offered in all areas, and degrees are awarded as the students advance to higher levels of learning. The pastors then teach other courses so that the program is growing exponentially.

Trinity Reformed Church is a member of the United Re-formed Churches of North America, a federation of churches located throughout the United States and Canada. It is a part of the wider reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

Listen to the church's sermons every week for free at

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

Temple Beth Shalom

Learn to protect your assets from the potential costs of needing long-term care. There is a maze of providers and payers for long-term care services.

Diane P. Allen, CLU, CASL can help sift through the information in just an hour so you are better able to decide whether the insurance option makes sense for you.

The free, no-obligation session can help. Call (247-2154) to make your reservation Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m.. 702 S.E. 24TH Ave., Cape Coral

Temple Judea invites community to upcoming celebrations

Temple Judea will install its new spiritual leader, Rabbi Elyssa Joy Auster, and its Board of Trustees meeting during a series of celebratory events Nov. 3 5, which are open to the community.

Temple Judea is hosting Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the "Kirtan Rabbi") for a participatory music program Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Kirtan Rabbi is one of a new breed of cutting-edge, artist-rabbis whose joyful music and teachings address the deepest longings of the 21st century. He unites celebration of Torah and song in a way that allows people of all ages (and faiths) to discover renewed energy within their Jewish or spiritual practice.

Rabbi Hahn received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion and earned a Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, both in New York City. He has released two musical CDs.

For more information on Kirtan Rabbi and Hebrew Kirtan (including a video), go to

On the following day, Nov. 4, the Temple will host joyous and celebratory Shabbat dinner catered by Il Pomodoro preceding services and the installation ceremony. Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. and services begin at 7:30 p.m.

Special guest Rabbi Dan Judson, a placement con-sultant at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, will officiate the installation of both Rabbi Auster in her position with Temple Judea and the new members of the Board of Trustees.

Prior to his work at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Rabbi Judson served for 10 years as the spiritual leader at Temple Beth David in Canton, Mass. In 2003, he was the Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow at Harvard University. His articles on Jewish history have appeared in the American Jewish Archives Journal.

Morning services will be held at the temple on Nov. 5 at 9:30 and will be followed by a special Kiddush luncheon. After services, Rabbi Judson will also present a family education program entitled, "Why We Do What We Do: An Exploration of the Meaning of Jewish Rituals".

Reservations are required. Prices vary, children under 12 are free.

For reservations or for additional information about attending all of these events, please contact Temple Judea at (239) 433-0201.



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