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Religion Notes

March 30, 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

Celebrating 25 years of fruitful ministry in Cape Coral, Cape Christian Fellowship is holding a birthday bash this Sunday, April 1, at its 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. services.

Founding Pastor Dennis Gingerich said, "It has been a very rewarding 25 years of ministry in Cape Coral and, in many ways, I feel like we've just built a really solid foundation for all of the things God wants to do in the next 25 years."

The church has doubled in size over the past five years to an average attendance of 1,400 each weekend and recently announced its plans to use 100,000 square feet of its property to build Fellowship Park for the community.

The celebration includes a food drive gathering 25,000 canned and non-perishable food items for CCMI and local food ministries in Cape Coral. Moonwalk and More is donating four of its large inflatables and there will also be free food and drinks served.

Families of all ages are encouraged to join the church this weekend and if possible bring some food for the Feeding Cape Coral food drive.

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 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 Sunday 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 29 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 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service; and 11 a.m. - 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:

n Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.

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

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

n Easter Vigil Saturday, 7 p.m.

n 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

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral is now offering counseling services to individuals, couples and groups. All of us, from time to time, face challenges that threaten our security and exhaust our emotional and spiritual strength. It is not God's design that we struggle through these difficult times alone - help is available. Colleen Shue is the new director of counseling. Call 549-5556, extension 18, to make an appointment. No fees for church members and a sliding scale fee for non-church members.

Also, Shue is starting a women's discussion group based on the book Lies Women Believe: and the Truth that Sets them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss held at the church now through April 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please call the church office at 549-5556 for further details.

Women of the Word, a ministry of EPC, is a women's Bible study that meets at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary every Tuesday. For the winter session the group doing a 12-week study on Paul's Epistle of 2 Corinthians. A 6:30 p.m. study in the Admin Conference Room located on the church campus is also offered. Call the church office for more information and to register.

Providence Christian School is celebrating 25 Years! To celebrate this joyous occasion we are having a Family Fun Day today, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church campus. This is a free family fun event featuring inflatables, carnival style booths, games, dunking tank and more. A live remote, WAY-FM broadcast will be on campus as well! Picnic style lunches are available for $5 with an advance ticket purchase. However, feel free to bring your own lunch!

Evangelical Presbyterian Church & Providence Christian School are located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Boulevard. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church. visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

Grace, Peter failed Jesus three times yet Jesus completely restored their relationship. He offers the same to us it called Grace. For Palm Sunday this week come and receive the crace of God through the love of Jesus!

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

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

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

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

Faith Bible Fellowship is a new church in town with ordinary people, but an extraordinary God! Pastor Dan Roth and the FBF family invite the public to join the congregation for Contemporary Praise and Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m.,at the Cape Coral Youth Center, located off of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Mid Cape Terrace, at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

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

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 celebrate Easter at New Hope Presbyterian Church Sunday, April 8, at one of four worship services at 6:30, 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

The 6:30 a.m. Contemporary Sunrise Service will be held on the front patio of the church. The music will be led by Contemporary Worship leader Jim Parkinson, and the New Hope Praise Band. A free breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Traditional Services will feature special music by organist Claire Marie Faasse, and the New Hope Ringers and Choir, under the direction of music director Phil Chandler. They will be joined by special musical guests Mary Bowden on the trumpet and Todd Betz on the tympani.

Interim Senior Pastor Dr. Curt McDaniel, will preach at all four services.

New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. For more information, call the church office at 239-274-1230 or visit its website at


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

Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m., 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.

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

5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service

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 information, call 239-574-1424.



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