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Religion Notes

April 20, 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

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.

Be sure to visit our website,, for more information about the church and to hear messages by Pastor Rod Holler. (239) 242-8022.

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-

Cape Coral First United Methodist

Cape Coral First United Methodist church's current sermon series is entitled, "One Month to Live." What would happen if you were suddenly told that you only had one month to live? How would you make sure the days you had left were lived to their fullest potential for God and yourself?

The congregation will explore what that means from a Biblical standpoint by embracing our mortality and letting it teach us how to live authentically for God in the here and now.

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! Children will "Dare to Go Deep with God" during Operation Overboard to be held June 4 to June 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. VBS is free for all children ages 3 years old to 5th grade and will include dinner. There are free music CDs and T-shirts for those signing up by May 20. Contact Sara Westgate at or 542-4051 for more information.

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!

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

Join the congregation Sunday morning at 10:20 a.m., as Pastor Brent Lauder speaks from John 21:15-19, entitled "Pardon for The Proud."

The church offers 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 our 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.

Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:20 a.m. to noon. The church offers Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, starting at 9:10 a.m. During our worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m., we have dinner together in our Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. Our children's program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well.

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

God touches lives! The man born blind, in John chapter 9, had his life radically changed by Jesus! So can you! He offers radical life change to all of us. Come out this week to hear how Jesus can change your life!

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

Come visit us as we purpose to love God, love others and make disciples for Christ. For more information or directions, visit or call us at 239-458-0020.

Israel Fest April 22 at the Jewish Federation

Israel Fest, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, is a celebration of Israeli Independence Day through Israeli arts, food and music. Israel Fest will be held Sunday, April 22, from 12:30-4 p.m., at the Jewish Federation, 9701 Commerce Center Court (off Bass and Summerlin roads), Fort Myers.

The celebration will feature a shaded area (with chairs) to enjoy the celebration and listen to live music; delicious fresh food prepared by Chef Dalia Hemed; Rita's Ices; adults and children from Temple Beth El and Temple Judea singing; Lynn and Joe Goldovitz performing Israeli and Jewish folk music; The Shalom Dancers performing and teach Israeli dances; a craft booth where of kids all ages can make arts and crafts free of charge; a spot for kids to create T-shirt with their name in Hebrew, for a nominal fee; the popular Archaeology Dig; a 10-foot x 60-foot display depicting Israel's history and the history of Jews in Florida; local temples and Jewish organizations with booths with program/event information; and vendors selling gifts and jewelry

It's a day of wholesome fun for the entire family! The entrance fee of $2 for anyone over the age of 12 will benefit the local Jewish Family Services. For more information, visit

The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties is the central Jewish community-building organization for Lee and Charlotte counties, providing a social service network that helps Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. Its purpose is to recognize and address philanthropic, educational, humanitarian and social service needs of the Jewish community and to develop the resources to meet those needs. The Jewish Federation, in partnership with community synagogues and organizations, benefactors and recipients of its services, shapes and guides the building of a caring community.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

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

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 - sermon: "The Christian's Armor: The Force-field Prayer."

5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - sermon: "Infant Baptism, Trying to Convince a Baptist" (Selected Scripture)

April 25 - Women's Luncheon. Study: "The Early Church" by Ray Vander Laan, Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain. Lesson #2.

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Dr. Cornelius Hegeman, academic dean at Miami International Seminary. Hegeman supervises distance education for pastors around the world.

Hegeman travels extensively throughout Latin America, teaching classes to pastors of churches who lack a desirable level of education. Regular seminary-level courses are offered in all areas, and degrees are awarded as the students advance to higher levels of learning. The pastors then teach others courses so that the program is growing exponentially.

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 additional information about the church or its programs, call 239-574-1424.



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