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January 17, 2014
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

AWANA - Come out this Thursday for a great time of fun! AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade. It is held each Thursday from 6:30- 8 p.m. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Impact - Teens are invited to come to the Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th 12th grades, you are welcome. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8. Participants play games, have snacks and learn how God wants teens to live their lives.

Ladies' Bible Study - Ladies are invited to attend the weekly Bible Study! Every Friday at 2 p.m., the group dives into the inexhaustible word of God. Currently the group is studying "Women of the Bible." Participants will be challenged, encouraged and motivated in your walk with Christ as we open God's word.

Join the congregation 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.

Cape Coral Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., from Feb. 18 through May 13. The church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts of grief,and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include "The Effects of Grief," "Why" and "Stuck in Grief."

For information, call Ernie Gouker at 239-573-7110 anytime or Claudette Oney at 239-242-9922 after 5 p.m.

Cape Christian Fellowship

If you're looking to take control of your career, whether that means finding a job, seeking new work that speaks to your passions or planning out an entire career map, then attending the Workforce Empowerment Ministry workshops is a great next step for you! At this series of practical workshops, a group of experienced Christian business professionals will help you develop your resume, improve your confidence in interviews, build a career plan that you can feel confident about, grow in your spiritual journey with God throughout all of these processes, and more. Workshops will take place Monday nights from 6-9 p.m. beginning Jan. 27. Childcare will be available for children from 6 months old through 5th grade. Find out more and get in touch at

If you're going through a separation or divorce and are looking for hope, help, healing and support, DivorceCare could provide some help. DivorceCare will meet Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 beginning Jan. 29. Find out more and register at For more on the international DivorceCare organization, visit

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. It is located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., South, and a variety of weekend services are offered.

A Friday night service is held at 6:30, and it's followed by an event or activity for families. This Friday, Jan. 24, is Playoffs in the Park, where the group will prepare for the Super Bowl with its own playoff games! For all the latest on Family Nights, check out

Sunday morning services are held at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. The church also offers online services at on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Childcare, classes and services for children from 3 months old through 8th grade are available during our Friday evening and Sunday morning services. An additional worship gathering for middle and high school students takes place Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

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

The Advent Series "Christmas is NOT Your Birthday" continues at Cape Coral 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 started 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 is offering this Biblically based 13-week support group, which began 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.

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 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! 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.

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

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. The 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 the public to join the church for its 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 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

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

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

Fellowship Life Church

Join Fellowship Life Church for exciting worship and solid relevant Bible teaching Sundays at 10 a.m., at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

Fellowship Life Church is a new non-denominational church where all faiths, backgrounds and cultures are welcome. For more information contact Pastor Mark 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

The First Church of God, 2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, holds the following services: Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Adult Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Children and Youth Ministry; All Church Prayer Meeting; Friday, 4 p.m., prayer meeting at the Grants. For information, call 239-574-5271 or visit

Sunday morning, the congregation and guests can hear the sounds the "Praise Team" rehearsing in the sanctuary and the adult Sunday school class assembles in the fellowship hall.

As members and guests arrive, there is a coffee and donut bar in the foyer to enjoy while visiting with friends. "Worship countdown" begins at 10:25 a.m. and worship starts at 10:30 a.m. A blend of contemporary, as well as traditional songs, prepares the worshipers for an inspiring, Bible-based message from Pastor Don Neace.

Wednesday evening activities include adult Bible study and prayer and also youth and teen programs. Special events are planned each month so follow this column and check our web-site for latest updates!

The Annual Business meeting of the church will be held immediately following the worship service on Jan. 19. Lunch will be served.

Feb. 2 is Super Bowl Sunday a day when most Americans will be watching professional football on television while eating a variety of foods ranging from pizza to beans. Sadly, many will go unnoticed and hungry that day, even in our own area. Let's make that day a "SOUPER SUNDAY." Please bring canned soups to church that we may give to our local food pantries.

For more, call 239-574-5271 or visit www.cogcapecoral,com.

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 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

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral

Is the Bible book of Revelation a mystery to you?

Watch Comcast Channel 10 Monday - Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, to discover how the book of Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today.

The program is also available on Dish Network Channel 49. On Saturday and Sunday it is available from 3:30 - 4 p.m.

This series, presented by Dr. Roger Lucas, a pastor and Bible teacher for many years, can also be viewed on a computer at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

This Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1928 Chiquita Blvd., S., in Cape Coral will host its 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Food Drive.

Lee Memorial Health System's Bloodmobile will be a part of the drive to help combat blood shortages in Lee County. Attendees are requested to bring non-perishable food items and/or donate blood.

Everyone is invited and as a thank you to the donors who bring food or donate blood, the church is sponsoring a free pig roast lunch with side dishes and desserts. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been selected as the recipient for the food donations.

For additional information, call 239-677-8833.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral will hold the following services Sunday, Jan. 19:

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

6 p.m. - Worship service

Missionary the Rev. Allen Vander Pol will be leading the worship services and giving a presentation of his missionary work. There will be a fellowship luncheon following the morning service.

Jan. 22: 6:30-9 p.m. - Youth Group

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Vander Pol, a missionary and professor for Miami International Seminary. 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.

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

The church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway. Call 239-574-1424 for additional information.



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