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Religion Briefs

August 24, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is a bilingual, spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church.

Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. with Children's Church provided. Wednesday Bible Studies are at 7 p.m. All faith backgrounds are welcome.

For information about the church's ministries and community outreaches, call the church office at 239-464-4803, or email

Cape Alliance Church

Cape Alliance Church is a come-as-you-are, go-as-He-sends-you church. We seek to take God more seriously and ourselves less so as we learn to walk daily with Him. The current sermon series is from the Book of Acts. We are learning how to navigate the 21st century by a simple blueprint for life, given to a first-century crowd. Come connect, grow, and serve as we seek to walk daily with Christ.

English not your first language? Make some friends on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. as you improve your English. The class is free and open to everyone.

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. We welcome everyone.

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.

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 Blvd., South, 1/3 mile north of Veteran's Parkway. For more information, visit or call 772-5683.

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church's current sermon series is based on The Lord's Prayer and how this model prayer can be instructional for our daily living.

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Cape Coral First will be offering this Biblically based 13-week support group meeting from 6-8 Monday nights beginning Sept. 10, in the Parlor (room 104), and child care will be provided if needed. There will be a 35-minute DVD with various experts in Christian counseling and ministry providing valuable insights, and a facilitator to assist the group discussion. The cost for the workbook will be $15. The course is designed so people can join at any time even though they may not be able to attend the first class. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Parlor (room 104), each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. During small group discussion time, people will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics All are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained" so you do not have to attend in sequence. People will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.

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. Free VPK started Aug. 13. 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, or visit

Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service; and 11 a.m .- Casual Service. Come as you are!

Crosspoint Christian Church

Could you use a little parenting help? Struggling with getting your children to be respectful? Need some direction with your teenager?

Crosspoint Christian Church is offering parents some guidance in a new series, Courageous Parenting. The series will cover topics such as discipline, respectful children, parenting teens, the dangers of helicopter parenting and much more.

The public is invited. Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W .11th Place, Cape Coral. The worship experiences begin at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. A safe, enriching program for children birth through fifth grade is available at each of our services.

For additional information visit us on the web at or call 239-574-1422.

Church of the Epiphany

A Summer Barbecue will be held today, Aug. 25, at Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. Join in for fun and fellowship. Enjoy pulled pork, Caribbean jerk chicken and all the sides. Tickets $10 and children under 10 free, 57 p.m. Parking is free. Enter at the back of the church building.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

The Sunday morning worship service runs from 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 the worship services and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served 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.

The church offer 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.

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

Faith Bible Fellowship is a young church in town with ordinary people, but an extraordinary God! Pastor Dan Roth and the FBF family invite you to join the congregation for praise and worship service Sundays at 10 a.m.

The church 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.

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a Prophecy Expo, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7-9, starting Aug. 31 and running through Oct. 6.

Today, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., the guest speaker is Pastor Lester Pratt, whose presentation will lead into the Prophecy Expo.

The church is also inviting everyone to help with the Community Garden. Visitors can enjoy the experience of planting and growing herbs and vegetables God's healthy way. The free activity is held from 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday.

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 14830 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. For information, call Pastor Robert Ferguson at 239-878-6750, or e-mail

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

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: AA Sundays at 5:30 p.m.; Al-Anon Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - Beginners Meeting, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - Regular Meeting, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. - Men's Meeting and Women's Meeting; Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30p.m.; Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 542-3703.

Living Waters Family Worship Center

Living Waters Family Worship Center in Cape Coral will continues its two-day Church Bazaar, today, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds benefit local charities.

The sale will feature clothing, furniture, small appliances, books, artwork and more.

Living Waters Family Worship Center is located at 1025 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, at the corner of Nicholas Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard, behind the 7-Eleven.

For additional information, call 239-699-0978.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Aug. 12, Dr. Curt McDaniel, Interim Senior Pastor at New Hope Presbyterian Church, began an 8-week sermon series on Family3 Foundations: Reclaiming the Ground for Healthy and Fulfilling Relationships in the Home and in the Church.

Family3 is the dimensional portrait that the Bible presents for the home and for the church in scope, stage and season: scope of relationships (immediate family, extended family, church as a spiritual family), stage in marriage (unmarried, married, post-married) or season in life (young, mid-life, senior).

Some of the sermon topics will be: Marital harmony through mutual submission on Aug. 26, When a family member is hurting on Sept. 2, and God's Choice in Marriage on Sept. 9.

To see the entire sermon series schedule, visit New Hope's website at Sunday morning worship times are at 8:30, 9 and 11 a.m.

New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230.

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 - Sermon: "Christ Will Judge Sin in His Church" (Revelation 2:18-29)

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service. Sermon: "Duties of Parents" (Exodus 20:12)

The message will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

Sept. 4: 11:30 a.m., Women's Luncheon

Sept. 19: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Youth Group

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, call 239-574-1424.

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.



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