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July 26, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is a spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St., Cape Coral. Sunday Services are 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 our ministries and community outreach call the church office at 239-464-4803, e-mail us at or visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

Come check out Cape Alliance Church's new sermon series entitled "Joshua: Claiming the Inheritance." Joshua was the man who succeeded Moses and led the ancient nation of Israel during its conquest of the land of Canaan. The book of Joshua tells the story of this conquest. We will explore that story and how the book is relevant for us today as we live out our inheritance in Jesus.

The church is offering two new Bible studies this summer on Sundays at 11a.m.:

The Pursuit of Holiness: Holiness is about consistency in our life as Christ followers. This study will help us see clearly the importance of relying on God and choosing to walk with God to experience the rest Jesus offered to the weary.

Be Satisfied: Be Satisfied summarizes the often misunderstood book of Ecclesiastes answering the question, what is life all about? Come satisfy your curiosity about God Word as we explore it together.

On Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their Overview of the Old Testament in the Cape Alliance family room. Come to learn about the Bible and bring a friend.

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

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.

Our Student Ministries meet on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. All students in grades 612 are welcome to join us!

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; KIDMO worship for children age 5 through 5th grades.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship has great news for people seeking a job or change of career. Its Workforce Empowerment Ministry program now offers childcare for children from 6 months to 5 years old. This ministry aims to teach people who are unemployed, under-employed or seeking a change of job or career how to take control of their job searches while growing in their spiritual journeys through a series of practical workshops led by experienced Christian business professionals. Workshops take place on Monday nights. For more information on this ministry, check out

The new Island Coast Campus in the Northeast Cape is really growing. If you're interested in attending and would like to meet our leaders and see what we're about, we invite you to come out to the Island Coast Barbecue Sunday, July 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be barbecue pork sandwiches, chips, drinks and games for people of all ages, and it's totally free. You can join us for the barbecue in the Cafeteria at Island Coast High School (2125 De Navarra Parkway).

This weekend, the church will continue its new message series on 1st Corinthians. This series is an in-depth look at the book of 1st Corinthians, a timeless source of inspiration and instruction that's still relevant to our lives today.

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. It has three campuses: the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Blvd., S.), the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway) and Church Online (at

Friday night services are held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30 and are always followed by exciting after-service events and activities. Keep up with all the latest after-service event news at

Sunday service times are as follows:

- At the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Blvd., S): 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

- At the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway): 10:30 a.m.

- At Church Online ( 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Childcare, classes and services for children from 3 months old through 8th grade are available at every weekend service at our Chiquita and Island Coast campuses. An additional worship gathering for middle school students takes place at our Chiquita Campus on Tuesday evenings at 6. Our high school students have their own gathering at the Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

The church also features a special prayer service, Unveiled: A Night of Worship, Prayer, and Healing, on the third Sunday of each month at our Chiquita Campus at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available for children from 3 months old through 3rd grade during Unveiled.

There are always plenty of new and exciting things happening at Cape Christian's campuses, from special worship services to service opportunities to chances for you and your family to find help and support. For more information on Cape Christian and all of its activities, check out or contact the church office at 239-772-5683. To join in the conversation, visit

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Why Did Jesus Have To Say

July 28 the end is coming.

Aug. 4 there are sheep and goats.

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church will be hosting new classes in both GriefShare (a program designed to help those who have lost loved ones), and DivorceCare (a DVD based program to assist those going through divorce).

DivorceCare and GriefShare both start the first week of August. Please contact the church for further details. 239-542-4051, or

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 CCFUM. Free VPK will be offered starting Aug. 13.

The preschool's website is Small class sizes are offered 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.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of Cape Coral First UMC will meet from 5-7 p.m. Middle and High School students gather in The Intersection Youth Center, located on the upper floor of the church. The Curbside Cafe will also be open! It will feature incredible 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 or visit Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service, and 11 a.m. - Casual Service.

Come as you are!

Cape First Congregational Church

Sunday services are at 10 a.m.; Bible Study 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

The church is at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral.

For additional information about the church or its programs, call 239 574-6184.

Crosspoint Christian Church

Engage, a series of messages that are aimed at helping people discover joy and purpose in life, began July 7, at Crosspoint Christian Church. A variety of speakers will share how some simple steps of engaging with God and each other can bring joy and purpose to our lives during this seven week series.

Crosspoint offers three worship opportunities each Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through fifth grade is offered during each of the worship experiences.

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

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

On Sunday, Aug. 4, from 5:45-7:30 p.m., Evangelical Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Covenant Kids Water-lympics! Wear a swimsuit, bring a towel and prepare to get wet!Ages 2 through entering 5th grade. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun! This is a free event.

Join the congregation this Sunday for its worship service which starts at 10:30 a.m. A Special guest speaking will be preaching from 2 Corinthians 9:5-8 titled, "Giving Until It Feels Good". Sunday school classes for all ages are available starting at 9:15 a.m.

Also, counseling, resume writing and career coaching services are available through EPC. There are no fees for members of EPC and a sliding scale fee for non-members. To make an appointment, call the church office at 239-549-5556, extension 18, and speak to our counselor, Colleen Shue.

If you are looking for an amazing school for your children to attend, look no further! While most schools focus on academics alone, Providence Christian School strives for academic excellence within the context of a program that addresses the whole child - mind, body and spirit. Class sizes are small; curriculum is enriched and varied with attention to the development of children as unique individuals In a loving climate, children are taught to be critical thinkers and challenged to make a positive and godly difference in their world. Throughout the school community, shared values, perspectives, and biblical standards are reinforced to support what you teach at home and to encourage your children to live lives that honor God.

Enrollment for 2013-2014 school year has begun. All of the forms and information you need to apply are available going to If you have any questions, please call the school office at 549-8024.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is at 701 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral. The website is and the phone number is 239-549-5556.

Faith Presbyterian Church

Faith Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian community of joy and excitement that promises to love, comfort, and respect everyone through the challenging power of Christ.

Faith is located at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

For more information, call (239) 542-2858. Want to read more? Please visit us at for more church information.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4117 Coronado Parkway, has a new senior pastor, Dr. James H. Wigton. He comes from First Baptist in Brunswick, Ga.

If you do not have a church home, First Baptist would like to extend an invitation to you to come visit the church and meet the new pastor.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral is offering the following 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.

Al-Anon Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Beginners Meeting

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Regular Meeting

Al-Anon - Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Men's Meeting and Women's Meeting

AA Thursdays at 7 'p.m.

Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

For additional information about the church or its programs, call 239-542-3703.

First Church of God

First Church of God, which is affiliated with COG Anderson, Ind., is at 2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral.

The pastor is the Rev. Donald Neace.

Services are:

- Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., Worship Service

- Monday, 10 a.m., Bible Study - Rev. Gales

- Tuesday, 10 a.m., Men's Ministry

- Wednesday, 7 p.m., Children and Youth Ministry; All Church Prayer Meeting; 8:15 p.m., Praise Team Practice

- Friday, 4 p.m., Prayer meeting at the Grant's

For additional information call 239-574-5271 or visit

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, will hold its VBS from 8:30-11:30 a.m., July 29 to Aug. 2.

This year's program is called Kingdom Rocks: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. It offers kids a tremendous experience of God's word and love surrounding them in their everyday life.

The theme is entwined in each of the many activities of each day. For additional information, call the church at 239-995-0133.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

July 28

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

10:30 a.m. - Worship service, sermon: "Jesus the Savior." The message will be delivered by the Rev. Richard Stevens.

6 p.m. - Sunday worship service, sermon: "Transformed Lives Through Jesus' Word." The message will be delivered by the Rev. Sammie Brooks.

Aug. 7: Prayer Meeting &?Fellowship Night

Aug. 11: Youth Group

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Dr. Cornelius Hegeman. He is academic dean of Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He supervises distance education for pastors around the world. He himself 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.

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. We are part of the wider Reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

Listen to the church's sermons every week for free at

Trinity Reformed Church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1424 for additional information.



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