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September 27, 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 ministries and community outreach call the church at 239-464-4803, e-mail us at or visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

Join Cape Alliance Church every week at 9:30 a.m. for an uplifting and transforming time of worship grounded in God's Word enriched with an authentic blend of traditional and contemporary music.

Women are invited to join in a study of the New Testament. Women in the Word meets Monday evenings, beginning at 7.

Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, Ordinary Adult Kingdom Seekers is a weekly Bible study for those who would like to learn more about the Bible. All are welcome to participate.

On the 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.

Students meet at the Nomad Lounge Sunday nights at 6. All students in grades 6 12 are welcome!

Cape Alliance Church is at 4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral. Call 239-542-7844 or visit 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 Baptist Church

Come out this Thursday for Double Points Night! AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade and is held each Thursday from 6:308 p.m. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Impact - Hey Teens! You are encouraged to come to our Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th 12th grades you are welcome. The group meets every Friday from 7-9 p.m. We play crazy games, have snacks and learn how God wants teens to live their lives.

Join the congregation this Sunday at 11 a.m. for a time spent in God's Word! Pastor Holler brings timely truths and practical tips from the Bible on day-to-day Christian living.

Visit the website at For more information, call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church, is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

Cape Christian Fellowship

If you're struggling with debt or need help learning how to manage your money, Financial Peace University is a great next step for you! FPU is a practical, biblically-based class that uses videos, class discussions, and small group activities to show you how to handle money God's ways. The class will take place at our Chiquita Campus Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., through Nov. 20. Childcare is available for children from 18 months old through 5th grade. Sign up for the class and register for childcare online at

Whether you enjoy seeing a new movie, walking hand in hand on the beach, competing in a round of putt-putt or just talking over coffee, it's important that you and your spouse spend time investing in one another and enjoying each other's company. Cape Christian makes this easier than ever through the Great Date Night program! Great Date Nights gives couples the opportunity to enjoy an evening together without the stress and expense of finding a babysitter. Safe, affordable childcare and fun activities are the program's premier benefits and several optional sets of fun, unique date instructions are offered. The next Great Date Night will be held Saturday, Sept. 28. Just be sure to register for childcare by this Monday, Sept. 23. For more on the Great Date Night program, visit

Cape Christian, a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness, has three campuses: the Chiquita Campus, located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., S.; the Island Coast Campus, at 2125 De Navarra Parkway; and the Church Online, which can be accessed at

Cape Christian offers a variety of weekend services. The Friday night service is held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30 p.m., and it's always followed by an exciting event or activity. Join the church Friday, Sept. 20, for an extension of our Celebration Weekend services. We'll be celebrating baptisms, dedication and stories of life change together with some celebratory sweets! For all the latest on Family Nights, check out

Sunday services are held at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chiquita Campus; 10:45 a.m. at the Island Coast Campus; and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Church Online

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 and high school students takes place at our Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

Beginning this weekend, the church will be holding three special Unveiled services-nights of worship, prayer, and healing. During the Unveiled service this Sunday, Sept. 22, we will also be celebrating the groundbreaking of Fellowship Park, a city park on the church grounds that we've been working on since early 2012. The other two special Unveiled services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 6. All Unveiled services will begin at 6:30 PM at our Chiquita Campus.

For information, check out or contact the church office at 239-772-5683. To join in the conversation, visit

Cape Coral Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a Grief-Share recovery seminar and support group on Tuesdays, through Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m. The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd. GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts on grief and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include "The Effects of Grief," "Why," "Stuck in Grief," etc.

For more information, contact Susan Johnson at 239-541-9099 after 5 p.m., or 239-728-7982.

Cape First United Methodist Church

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. 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. Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. CCFUMC will be offering this Biblically based 13-week support group. Divorce Care began meeting Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m. Child care is available upon advanced request. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation. Questions? Contact Pastor Dennis Ball 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 Church. Free VPK started 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 our 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 Caf will also be open. 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!

Center for Spiritual Living

Community services are held at he "Center" the third Friday of each month. A love donation is optional. For information, call Rampersad at 239-673-9152; Sita at 239-772-0438; or the Spiritual Center at 239-574-6463.

Crosspoint Christian Church

We love the climax of a great story. The suspense builds as you anticipate the one event that will change everything. Crosspoint is moving into Act 4 of our year long series, The Story and it includes the one event that will change everything.

The public is always invited. Crosspoint offers three identical worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through 5th grade is offered at all three services.

Crosspoint is at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. Visit or call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelican Presbyterian Church would love for you to join the congregation this Sunday for the worship service which starts at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brent Lauder will continue preaching from his Romans series. Sunday school classes for all ages start 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.

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church

There is still time to join Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church for its spiritual journey, Crusade : God In This Place, continuing 7-9 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings each week, through Oct. 5, 2013

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church is at 14830 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. For additional information, 239-878-6750

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4117 Coronado Parkway, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. Following the morning worship, a cookout will be held in the Church Pavilion. Please plan to attend and invite any former members that you may know. Dress will be casual.

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 is offering the following community outreach meetings each week. All meetings are open to the public and are held on the church campus.

- 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 information, call 239-542-3703.

First Congregational Church

Join First Congregational Church for worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. You will quickly discover that this is a "small church with a big heart" with people who gather in faith, worship in freedom and live in fellowship. The doors are always open as well as our hearts.

The church offers communion, Bible study, choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebrations coffee hour and many fellowship events.

The church is at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Call 239-574-6184 or

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at noon, join the women for lunch at Tom, Dick & Harry's American Grill, 15291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

The men will be meeting at the American Legion - Post 90, 1401 S.E. 47th St., Cape Coral, Saturday, Oct. 12, at noon.

For more info call 239 574-6184 or

First Church of God

The First Church of God, 2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, holds the following services:

- 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 information call 239-574-5271 or visit

Messiah Lutheran Church

Fun, food, information and entertainment! It's "Ministries Festival & Open House" at Messiah Lutheran Church and the public is invited Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.

There will be a picnic potluck, clown skits, bounce house, door prizes, cake walk, games and information. Bring friends, neighbors and family. Sign up online at or call 239-995-0133. Free - a dish to share is welcomed.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral will hold the following services Sunday, Sept. 15:

9:15 - 9:55 a.m. - Sunday School (children and adults).

9:55 - 10:15 a.m. - Fellowship

10:20 a.m. - Announcements/prelude

10:30 a.m. - Worship service - Sermon: "What Will the End of the World be Like"?(2 Peter 3:3-18)

6 p.m. - Worship service - Sermon: "Substitutionary Atonement"?(Selected Scriptures)

The messages will be delivered by the Rev. Stephen Wetmore.

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 travels ex-tensively 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. It is part of the wider Reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

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

The church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1424



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