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Religion Briefs

March 23, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

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 Alliance Church

Join family and friends at Cape Alliance on Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., for Tenebrae Service and on Sunday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. for Resurrection Celebration.

Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue its Bible study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians. Make new friends. A complete schedule of the spring session is located at

Each Tuesday morning at 10, Older Adults Knowing the Savior (OAKS) study various Bible books and topics. All older adults are welcome to participate.

Join reading friends at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Cape Alliance family room to discuss classic and contemporary Christian books. A schedule of the books to be discussed is available at

Thursdays at 6:15 p.m., the church offers free English lessons to anyone interested. Bring your friends.

Each second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., women gather to knit and crochet shawls and pray for others. Participate in this interesting ministry to the community and world.

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

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, casual dress. Nursery care through age 4; Children's Church for children age 5 through 5th grades; and Teens' ministry provided.

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 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 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!

Church of The Epiphany

Holy Week services will be held at Church of The Epiphany, the Episcopal church in Cape Coral:

- Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.

- Good Friday,10 a.m., Way of the Cross

(Franciscan Mystery Players), 7:30 p.m.

- Easter Vigil Saturday, 7 p.m.

- Easter Day, 8 a.m and. 10:15 a.m.

Epiphany Episcopal Church is located at 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-3200, e-mail: or fax: (239) 574-2891

Holy Week 2012 at Faith Presbyterian Church.

Crosspoint Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church launched a third Sunday morning worship service starting Sunday, March 4.

Crosspoint moved to its new home at 204 S.W. 11th Place at the beginning of December. Sunday morning attendance has jumped to over 500 each week. To create more space for continued growth, Crosspoint will be offering a third worship service each Sunday. Service times are now at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m.

A safe, enriching program for children will be offered at all three hours. For more information visit the Crosspoint website at

Faith Presbyterian Church

Faith Presbyterian Church will offer several worship services in observance of Holy Week. All services listed below will take place in the church sanctuary.

- April 1, Palm Sunday, 8:15, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Communion at all worship services

- April 5, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Re-enactment of the Lord's Supper

- April 6, Good Friday, 7 p.m. Faur Requiem with Faith Choir and chamber orchestra

- April 7, Easter Saturday, 5 p.m. Casual Worship Service

- April 8, Easter Sunday, 8:15, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. Faith Choir, Faith Ringers, Brass Quintet

Faith Presbyterian Church is at 4544 Coronado Parkway. For more information, phone the church at (239) 542- 2858 or visit

The church's mission is to be a Presbyterian community of joy and excitement that promises to love, comfort and respect everyone through the challenging power of Christ.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church will present the full story of Easter at the beginning of Passion Week. The live diorama will present 10 scenes from the Passion of Christ on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, from 7-9 p.m. This is a drive-through viewing with a cast of 90 Messiah members in costumes portraying the last week of the life of Jesus. Donations will be accepted.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, one mile west of U.S. 41. For more information, visit the church's website at or phone 239-995-0133.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Everyone is invited to a special Maundy Thursday Communion Service on April 5, at New Hope Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The New Hope Choir, under the direction of Music Director Phil Chandler, will perform "The Requiem" by John Rutter. It will be accompanied by New Hope's organist Claire Marie Faasse, as well as musicians playing the flute, cello, harp, oboe, timpani and glockenspiel.


New Hope Presbyterian Church welcomes Interim Senior Pastor, Dr. Curt McDaniel. He begins his ministry at New Hope on Palm Sunday, April 1. A native of Chesterfield County, Va., McDaniel graduated from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C., in Bible and Theology and has a master of divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. He earned his doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and received a Ph.D. in civic rhetoric at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he focused on public oratory.

Located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., New Hope Presbyterian Church has two traditional worship services Sunday mornings at 8 and 9:30, and a contemporary worship service at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 239-274-1230 or visit their website at

Y-LIFE Beautiful People Rally

On Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m, the Y-LIFE Youth Group from A Life In Christ is inviting all Lee County teens to Del Prado Mall for a live concert celebrating true beauty, featuring Christian rap artist Esoteric and the hip-hop drumming of Deep Impact Drumline, plus an inspirational message by Pastor Leah J. Hileman.

The cost is $5 at the door of Cuppa Life (parents attend free). Y-LIFE's Beautiful People Initiative is a 2011-12 school year project that celebrates inner beauty. Y-LIFE interviewed local citizens to hear their stories of beauty and strength, conducted an online survey for teens (to participate, visit, and are hosting this live music event.

For more information, contact Leah at 239-772-0800, or email Sponsored by Y-LIFE, A Life In Christ, Cuppa Life, and the Florida Christian Musician Network.



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