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Religion Briefs

March 17, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church is holding a bake sale Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several varieties of ethnic baked goods will be available such as nut roll, poppyseed rolls, cookies and breads. Also available will be traditional Easter bread, both egg and white raisin.

The church is located at 10291 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers - just west of the Lee County Civic Center. For additional information, call 239-543-6363.

Anglican Church in Cape

Those interested in helping to launch an Anglican Church (ACNA) in Cape Coral, please call 405-973-5654, or attend an informational meeting at the Cape Coral Library, Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. The library address 921 S.W. 39th Terrace.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship has a worship time and style to fit everyone! Contemporary Worship is held on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:15. Traditions, which incorporates classic hymns and a more relaxing atmosphere, is held on Sunday mornings at 8:30. The newest service offering, Family Nights, is held Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and is always followed by a special event or activity for the whole family to enjoy!

During our 9:45 and 11:15 a.m, worship gatherings, Bugz Landing is where infants through Pre-K learn about how God loves them and how Jesus is their forever friend. KidzStreet is for children from kindergarten through 5th grade and Infuse is where middle school students learn to grow in their faith. There is a special service every Wednesday night, "Awakening" for high school students, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cape Christian Preschool has one VPK spot open - for more information or to schedule a tour, call 772.5781.

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

Cape Coral

Alliance Church

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. To see a the agenda, go to and click on Coffee and Conversation.

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

Thursday nights at 6:15, free English lessons are available 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 is held 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.

Cape Coral

Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church, located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., in Cape Coral, has scheduled Easter time worship services. Palm Sunday services, "Nail to the Cross," Sunday, April 1, at 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Easter services are Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. There will be an EGGstra special Easter Egg Hunt following the 10:45 a.m. service.

For additional information, call 239-574-1148, or visit

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church's current sermon series is "Final Words From the Cross." Each week during Lent the message will focus on Jesus last words spoken from the cross. This week the message will be based on, "I am thirsty."

Holy Week services are as follows: April 5, Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m., April 6, Good Friday worship at 7 p.m., and April 8, Easter worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m.

On Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until noon, the church will host its 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza with egg hunts, bounce houses, music, games, snow cones, cotton candy, lemonade and candy. Join the congregation for the free event and meet the Easter Bunny.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old in a new facility as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Summer Camp for kids 5 to 8 years begins May 29th and free VPK will be offered starting in August. The preschool's website is 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 8:45am - Traditional Service and 11:00am - Casual Service. Come as you are!

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 542-3703.

First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church, located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd. will hold its first-ever Car Show, Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, trophies, prizes and food. Come out and see the beautiful classic cars and stop by the Church Hall where you will be able to purchase a delicious sloppy joe lunch. Fun for the whole family. For more information, call 239 574-6184.

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 information call 239-772-1400.

GriefShare recovery

seminar and support group

Cape Coral Community Church is holding a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. through May 22. The church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd.

GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts on grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include "The Journey of Grief," "The Effects of Grief," "When your Spouse Dies," "Why?" "Stuck in Grief." For more information, contact Susan Johnson at 239-728-7982 or 239-541-9099 after 5 p.m.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

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

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

12 p.m. Church Luncheon

5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service

March 21 - Youth Group (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Dr. Sylvia Martinez who runs the Like Society Clinic in the Dominican Republic, giving care to the poorest of the poor among the people of the Dominican Republic and to Haitians near the border who work the sugar cane fields.

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



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