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Religion Notes

October 15, 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's current sermon series is "Journey with God; cure for a wasted life."

On Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their "Survey of the Bible." All women are invited to attend, learn and make new friends. A complete schedule of the fall session is located at

Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, Older Adults Knowing the Savior study various Bible books and topics. All older adults are welcome to participate.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., the "Coffee and Conversation" Club will discuss "Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonheoffer. The discussion group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The schedule 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 ministry to the community and world.

Middle and high school student ministries "Ignite" and "Reson8" meet every Sunday evening at 6.

Cape Alliance Church is located at 4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral. Telephone: 239-542-7844. On the 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. The church welcomes 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.

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 information, visit or call 772-5683.

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church will be celebrating 50 years of making disciples of Jesus for the Transformation of the World. On Oct. 21, there will be two services - Traditional Worship at 9:15 a.m., and Casual Worship at 11 a.m. Please note that the Traditional Worship time was changed from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. for Oct. 21 only.

Cape Coral First United Methodist church's next sermon series is based on seeking and finding forgiveness. The need to forgive and be forgiven can be equated with carrying a backpack filled with rocks. Over time the tiny pebbles and giant boulders weigh us down and break more than our spirit. Learn how to receive the freedom that comes with forgiving-even if the person needing to be forgiven is yourself. Understand the challenges that come with learning to forgive and ask forgiveness.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Classes are Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Parlor (room 104). Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. During small group discussion time, you'll 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. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained" so you do not have to attend in sequence. You 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. Free VPK is also offered. The preschool's website is Small class sizes with an experienced staff and affordable rates are offered. 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.

Celebrate Halloween at Cape Coral First United Methodist church with its annual Trunk or Treat celebration!, Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Join the church for fun, music, games and trunkloads of Candy. There will bee free pizza, free snow cones, free popcorn, and free cotton candy. Bring friends and dress in your costume.

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!


Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church worship services are held at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m. every Sunday. The public is always invited.

A safe, fun, enriching program for children is offered at all of the church's worship experiences.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place, Cape Coral. For more information, visit the church's website at or call 239-574-1422.

DayBreak Fellowship

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.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

A Women's Study Group that meets Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will be viewing a DVD and discussing the workbook, "Respectfully Yours" from the Love and Respect Series. The cost is $10.

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., until noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, start at 9:10 a.m. During worship services and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30, dinner is served in the 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

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.

Faith Community Forum: Crisis & Opportunity

Faith Community Forums continue Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., with the "Crisis in Education in Lee County." There is no one better to address this topic than Lee County Superintendent Dr. Joseph E. Burke. He will be sharing his thoughts about the challenges and the demands placed upon schools educating a diverse student population with the skills necessary to be productive in the 21st century.

Before assuming the position as Superintendent of Lee County Schools, Dr. Burke was appointed as the Superintendent of Monroe County Schools by the governor of Florida. He served there for two years and then was hired here in Lee County. His previous experience as regional executive director of the Florida Department of Education and seven years of service as superintendent of schools in Springfield, Mass., adds up to the expertise necessary to handle the challenges of Lee County, the ninth largest district in Florida and the 40th largest district in the nation.

All Faith Community Forums are free and open to the public. Additional information is available at or by calling 239-542-2858.

Faith Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian community located at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers Christian Church

Fort Myers Christian Church will host its annual Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 27. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Fest is open to everyone. The Fest will have games (with prizes), a bounce house, slide, face painting, hot dogs, lemon shake-ups, and popcorn - all free! The Corvette Club of Fort Myers will have several prize cars on display. There will be a Bake Sale at the same time of our Fest.

Fort Myers Christian Church is located at 5916 Winkler Road, 1/2 mile north of College, Fort Myers. For more information, call Wanda Milligan at 239-466-7589 or 239-281-5776, or the FMCC at 239-437-4330.

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 additional information, call the church office at 542-3703.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral will hold the following services and programs:

9:30 a.m. - Sunday School (children and adult)

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

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service

Oct. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Youth Group.

The message will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

The church's Missionary of the Month is Dr. Sylvia Martinez. She runs the Luke Society Clinic in the Dominican Republic, giving care to the poorest of the poor among the people of the Dominican Republic and to Haitians near the border who work in the sugar cane fields. Send support donations to Dr. Sylvia Martinez, P.O. Box 1760, Santo Domingo, Rep. Com. 10100.

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.



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