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Religion Briefs

January 3, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church is hosting an Ethnic Pirohi Dinner Saturday, Jan. 14, from 3-6 p.m. Featured in the dinner will be pirohi, stuffed cabbage, vegetables and a dessert of your choice, with coffee or tea - all for just $11 per dinner.

Baked goods will also be available for sale at the dinner.

The church is located at 10291 Bayshore Road, west of the Lee County Civic Center, in North Fort Myers. For additional information, call 239-543-3636.

Cape Coral

Alliance Church

Beginning Jan. 4, join friends at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, in the Cape Alliance family room, to discuss classic and contemporary Christian books. The first book discussed will be Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Dr. Paul Brand and Phillip Yancey.

Monday evenings at 7 beginning Jan. 9, Women in the Word will continue the study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians.

Each Tuesday morning at 10, Older Adults Knowing the Savior (OAKS) study various Bible books and topics.

Thursday nights at 6:15., the church offers free English lessons to anyone interested. Bring your friends.

Sunday evenings at 6, AWANA and student activities are available to kids age 3 through 5th grade and teens grade 6 to 12.

Cape Alliance Church is located at 4307 Skyline Blvd, Cape Coral. Telephone: 239-542-7844. Web: Sunday worship celebration is at 9:30 a.m. - family atmosphere Nursery Care through age 4; Children's Church for children age 5 through 5th grades; and Teens' ministry provided. Casual dress.

The church welcomes everyone just as they are.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Contemporary worship gatherings are Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday Tradition service at 8:30, and contemporary 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. We are VPK providers, and we accept School-Readiness 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

The regular worship service schedule resumes Jan. 1.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 8 years old in a 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, 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!

Christ Lutheran Church

Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA, will hold the following Christmas and New Year Worship Services:

n Jan. 1 - Family Communion Service: 9 a.m.; and Traditional Communion Service: 11 a.m.

DayBreak Fellowship

Saturday Night Church-DayBreak Fellowship meets for a contemporary worship service with praise band, Kids' Church for children ages 5 through 5th grade and a safe and caring nursery for babies through age 4.

Adult small group meets at 4:45 p.m.; Worship service begins at 6 p.m. Sanctuary of New Hope Baptist Fellowship, 431 Nicholas Parkway, E., Cape Coral. 573-9009.

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:

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

n Tuesdays: Al-Anon, all welcome;

10 a.m.: beginners meeting

10:30 a.m.: regular meeting

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

8 p.m. Al-Anon, women's meeting

n 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.

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

10:30 a.m. - Morning worship

6 p.m. - Evening worship

n 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 11-1 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). 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

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, will hold a New Year's Eve service will be at 5 p.m., Dec. 31, and 10 a.m. on New Year's Day. For more information, call 239 995-0133

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

Jan. 1

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

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - Sermon "Putting on the Armor of God (Eph 6:10-18)

5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - Sermon "His Reign: NOW and Soon to be Revealed" (2 Thess. 1:6-10

The messages will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore

Trinity Reformed Church is a member of the United Reformed 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 at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-574-1424.



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