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October 26, 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 Coral First United Methodist Church

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

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.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of Cape Coral First will be talking about Temptation and how to avoid it. We'll be looking at the life of Solomon from the Old Testament. Middle school students meet from 5-7 p.m. and high school students meet from 7-8:30 p.m. All students gather in The Intersection Youth Center, located on the upper floor of the church. The Curbside Caf will also be open! It features cheeseburgers, loaded nachos, pizza, candy and concessions at minimal prices for students. All students, 6th-12th grade are welcome!

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!

Cape Baptist Church

It's official - Cape Baptist Church is now offering AWANA youth clubs for children ages 3 years old through 6th grade! Each Wednesday, kids will have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Residents and guests can stop by and see why so many love the atmosphere at CBC. People can visit the church on its website at For more information, call 239-242-8022 and ask for Pastor Rod.

Cape Baptist Church, 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Crosspoint 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

Join Evangelical Presbyterian Church tomorrow, Oct. 28, at 10:25 a.m., as Pastor Brent Lauder preaches from Romans 3:9-31, titled, "The Hinge on Which all Religion Turns." Then return to EPC later on in the evening for our Trunk or Treat 2012 event! We will gather in the church parking lot at 5:50 p.m.

Children from toddlers through 5th grade will visit the trunks and play games. The youth group age (grade 7-12) will be forming teams and competing in the annual "Pumpkin Projectile" games. Children and youth are also encouraged to dress in non-scary costumes to be judged at the end of the evening by our panel of esteemed judges. Fun, fellowship and fearless pumpkin flinging will all be part of the evening's festivities.

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 the 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 10:25 a.m. to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, are offered starting at 9:15 a.m. During worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. unday evenings at 5:30 p.m. dinner is served in Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. Children's program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Booulevard. 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 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 Parkway, ib 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.

First Congregational Church

Fleamarket & Holiday Bazaar will be held at First Congregational Church, 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many vendors will be there selling holiday items, crafts, plants, housewares, collectibles and much more.

Inside the Andersen Hall you may purchase a homemade sloppy joe lunch and bake goods. For additional information, call 2391574-6184.

The chuch is currently looking for vendors for the Fleamarket & Holiday Bazaar.

For more information call 239 549-7938 or e-mail First Congregational Chuch is located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

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 about the church or its programs, please 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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