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Religion Briefs

June 1, 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.

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship and Iglesias

de Dios Pentecostal

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship and Iglesias de Dios Pentecostal, MI is a bilingual, spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St. (off Coronado Parkway and Southeast 47th Street), Cape Coral.

Bilingual Sunday Services are 10:30 a.m. with Children's Church provided. English Bible Studies are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Spanish Bible Studies are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Spanish Family Worship is on Thursday's at 7:30 p.m.

All faith backgrounds are welcome!

For information, call the church office at 239-464-4803 (English) or 239-872-6818 (Spanish). E-Mail us at Visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their 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 a.m. Older Adults Knowing the Savior (OAKS) study various Bible books and topics. All older adults are welcome to participate.

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 p.m., 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. Tele-phone: 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. We welcome everyone just as they are.

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 communion, classic hymns and a more relaxing atmosphere, is held Sunday mornings at 8:30. Family Nights is held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and is always followed by a special event or activity for the whole family to enjoy. All of the services have the same message - this week Pastor Dennis Gingerich speaks on "The Fine Art of Dying Well."

During the 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 will have summer camp plus there will be an afternoon VPK class starting this fall - for more information or to schedule a tour, please 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.

VBS at Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship invites children to Sky: Everything is possible with God! A summer kids' event called Sky will be hosted at Cape Christian from June 4-8, from 6-9 p.m. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, and so much more.

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale - a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned. Sky is for kids from three years old to entering fifth grade.

For more information or to sign up, go online to!

Cape Christian is located at 2110 Chiquita Boulevard South, 1/3 mile north of Veteran's Parkway.

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church's next sermon series is entitled "Faith for Tough Times: The Message of the Prophet Jeremiah." We are living in the midst of challenging times. Uncertainty and conflict are pervasive in our world and in our personal lives. In this sermon series, the church will turn to the biblical book of Jeremiah, which was written in the midst of economic strife, social division, and personal struggles. Join the congregation as it explores how Jeremiah's life and words might help everyone to develop a faith for tough times, and to live with hope for the future.

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! Children will "Dare to Go Deep with God" during Operation Overboard to be held June 4-8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. VBS is free for all children ages 3 years to 5th grade and will include dinner. Contact Sara Westgate at or 542-4051 for more information. Register on line at

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. 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. Call 239-542-4051 or visit Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - traditional, and 11 a.m. - casual. Come as you are!

Cape Vineyard VBS

VBS is back at Cape Vineyard the week of June 11- 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available for all students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2012/2013 school year.

A lunch and snack will be provided for your child each day. VBS is free.

Sign up today at or by calling 239-549-8075.


Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place. Crosspoint's worship services each Sunday 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 additional information visit the Crosspoint website at

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

Join the congregation tomorrow morning at 10:20 as Elder Bob John speaks from Isaiah 43:1-4 titled, Precious People.

EPC will hold Vacation Bible School this summer! It runs from July 16-20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (dinner will be served nightly). The theme this year is Sonrise National Park. Call the church office to register your child(ren) today. Ages: Completed 4K-5th grade.

Evangelical Presbyterian 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 the director of counseling. Call 549-5556, extension 18, to make an appointment. There are no fees for church members and a sliding scale fee for non church members.

The Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:20 a.m. until noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, start at 9:10 a.m. During the worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30, the church offers dinner in Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. The 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

Missionary Jasmine Martinson started an orphanage in Haiti 10 years ago. The orphanage has survived everything from hurricanes, looting, extreme poverty, voodoo and, of course, the earthquake. She will be in Cape Coral from June 1-5. She will be giving a presentation Sunday, June 3, at Faith Bible Fellowship at 10 a.m.

Faith Bible Fellowship meets at the Cape Coral Youth Center (skate park), located off of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Mid Cape Terrace, at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

The pastor is Dan Roth. For more information, call 896-3599

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, has gone to one service on Saturday night at 5 p.m. and one service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for the summer months. Communion will be at both services.

For additional information, call 239 995-0133.

Saturday Night Church

DayBreak Fellowship meets for a contemporary worship service at 6 p.m. with praise band, Kids' Church for age 5 through 5th grade (two groups) and a safe and caring nursery for babies through age 4. Adult small group meets at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary of New Hope Baptist Fellowship, 431 Nicholas Parkway E., Cape Coral.

Call 573-9009 for additional information.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

9:45 a.m. - Prayer meeting (Sunday School will resume in the fall)

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

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service

The messages will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

June 20

6:30-9:30 p.m. - Youth Group

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.

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen Vander Pol. He is a missionary and professor at Miami International Seminary. He writes theology courses in English for students around the world who study with MINTS. He writes courses in Systematic (doctrinal) Theology. He supervises students and study centers in Southeast Asia. He travels to India, Myanmar and the Philippines to teach and supervise the work of study centers there. He also tutors a student in Malawi.

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, please call 239-574-1424.



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