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December 20, 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 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, call the church at 239-464-4803, e-mail 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.

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 612 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

Join the congregation this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for a new series on Bible Prophecy. This series is titled "Things to ComeWhat the Bible Says About the Future and Mankind." During the 11 a.m. service we will be hearing a message, Being Filled with the Spirit. At the 6 pm service the study in The Life of Samson continues.

AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years. old through 6th grade and is held each Thursday from 6:30pm 8:00. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Hey Teens! You are encouraged to come to our Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th 12th grades you are welcome. We meet every Friday from 7:00pm 9:00pm. We play crazy games, have snacks and learn how God wants teens to live their lives.

Visit our website at For more information call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church, 435 SE 10th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship invites everyone to its Christmas Eve service! There are a number of service times available. At the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Blvd., S.), the services are at 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. At the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway), the service is at 4 p.m. With the exception of the 8:30 service at the Chiquita Campus, all services feature childcare for children from 3 months old through Pre-K 5 (5 years old, but not yet in Kindergarten). If you aren't able to attend in person, you can view the Christmas services live online at Broadcast times are 4, 7 and 8:30 p.m. For tips and tools for inviting people to service, visit

Cape Christian, a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness, has 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, Dec. 27, for Pizza in the Park, where pizza is just $1 per slice. 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; 10:15 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 othe Chiquita and Island Coast campuses. An additional worship gathering for middle and high school students takes place at the Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

A special prayer service, Unveiled: A Night of Worship, Prayer, and Healing, is held 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. The next Unveiled will be held Sunday, Jan. 19.

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 Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Tuesday,?Dec. 24, at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. The service is open to the public.

Teen Challenge will be the special guests again this year. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the local food pantries.

The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1148 or visit

Cape Coral First United

Methodist Church

The Advent Series "Christmas is NOT Your Birthday" continues at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church:

- Dec. 22: Jesus' Wish List

- Dec. 29: By a Different Road

Bring a new family to one of the church's dynamic Christmas Eve Services. Every service features beautiful music, a dynamic Christmas message and the magic of carols and candles. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.

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 starts Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6-8 p.m. 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 beginning Jan. 7, from 6-8 p.m. Childcare is available upon advanced request. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation. Contact Pastor Ball at

Network is a dynamic three-session process to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and guide them to a place of meaningful service in the church. Network classes begin Wednesday Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Contact Pastor Nako Kellum at

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old. The preschool's website is Contact or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of CCFUMC 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. 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!

Crosspoint Church

Have you taken an inventory of all the stuff you own lately? Have you made a list of all the things you want? When is enough, enough? In a new four-week series, "Enough," Crosspoint Church will help to bring some Biblical wisdom to our financial situation as well as struggle to find the tipping point. Everyone is invited to Crosspoint for the series, which began Nov. 3.

Crosspoint offers three identical worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching environment for children birth through elementary is offered during each service.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place, in Cape Coral. For more information visit us on the web at

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelican Presbyterian Church invites the public 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. 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 continues. 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 or visit

Faith Bible Fellowship

Come join us each Sunday morning. Also Wednesday night is our small group ministry: Connections. You are welcome to join us as we worship, pray, study the Word of God and fellowship. Our Kairos youth ministry gathers on Friday nights. Please call the church office for additional details at 239-458-0020.

Faith Bible Fellowship is an exciting new church with the vision to reach our community with the Gospel and equip believers to live a life worthy of the call of Christ.

Pastors Dan Roth, Bob Hamway and the Faith Bible Fellowship family invite you to join us for our Contemporary Praise and Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. Ministry to children is provided during the service. Faith Bible Fellowship meets on Sundays at the Cape Coral Youth Center, Located off of Santa Barbara Blvd and Mid Cape Terrace. At 315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral.

Come join us as we love God, love others and make disciples for Christ.

For more information or directions, call 239-458-0020 or click

Fellowship Life Church

Area residents are invited to Fellowship Life Church, worshipping at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.

Fellowship Life Church is a non-denominational fellowship where people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures are welcome.

For more information contact Pastor Mark Merritt at 239-770-6103.

First Baptist Church

of Cape Coral

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 Church of God

First Church of God will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. The program will feature special music and holy communion.

The church is at 2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral. For information, call 239-574-5271.

First Congregational Church

Join the First Congregational Church, located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, for worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. Visitors 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 (first and third Saturday at 9 a.m.), choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebrations, coffee hour and many fellowship events. For more information, call 239-574-6184 or

Coming events:

- Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service with a live Pageant at 7 pm.

- Dec. 25 Christmas Day Service at 10 am.

All are welcome to join in worship at both services.

Messiah Lutheran Church

On Sunday Dec. 22, the church starts its Fine Arts Concert Series at 3 p.m. This is another event that is open to the public as a free will offering. The title will be "Savior of the Nations, Come!" Seven verses of this beautiful Advent hymn will serve as the foundation for scripture readings and music of the season. Join the Messiah Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and an instrumental ensemble as they perform music from a variety of musical periods and styles.

For more information, call 239-995-0133.

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Is the Bible book of Revelation a mystery to you?

Watch Comcast channel 10 on Sundays from 3:30 - 4 p.m. to discover how the Bible book of Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today

It's also available on Dish Network channel 49.

The series presented by Dr. Roger Lucas, a pastor and Bible teacher for many years.

You may also watch the series on your computer at

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is offering a six-week series entitled "Catholics Returning Home." Meetings begin Thursday, Dec. 26, from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the parish hall.

The sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church.

Call Jane DiPaola at 573-8766.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

Dec. 22:

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 - "The Virgin Birth:?Why?" Hear the message of the first Christmas and what it means for us today. Who was Jesus? Was he born of a virgin??Why? Why did he come, and why is it relevant to me?

6 p.m. - Worship service: Sermon - "Born to Be ..." Reading through the nativity accounts. Considering and reflecting upon who he was and what he came to do.

Dec. 24:

6 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service - "Those Who Missed Christmas." We will look at people who missed the first Christmas and why. And we will ask ourselves - have we missed Christmas??Refreshments will be served. Children will be singing at all three services.

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

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen Vander Pol. He is a missionary and professor for Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He writes theology courses in English for students around the world who study with MINTS. 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.

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. Call 239-574-1424.



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