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February 28, 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 239-464-4803, e-mail or visit

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 in the Word, a study of the New Testament, 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.

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

Cape Baptist will hold a church-wide garage sale Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many families in the church are donating items to be sold at the garage sale. Hot dogs and soda will also be available for sale.

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

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

Ladies' Bible Study takes place every Friday at 2 p.m. The group dives into the inexhaustible word of God. Currently the group is studying "Women of the Bible."

Join the congregation Sundays 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 or call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship is covering God's plans for marriage in its current message series, "Love Story," and one of the free resources offered is Pastor Wes Furlong's new eBook "28 Days to a New Marriage." The book exposes the "three killer myths of modern marriage," offers "four decisions that can reset your marriage" and includes a 21-day series of devotionals focused on God's sacrificial love.

To find out more about the series and register to receive the free eBook, 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.

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

The church also features Tony & Ada's Coffee, which serves premium, handcrafted coffee drinks prepared with high-quality beans ordered from the best farmers around the globe. All proceeds from the sale of Tony & Ada's drinks are re-invested into local and global humanitarian causes. The caf is open in the Worship Auditorium Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Find out more at

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 is holding a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., 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 Coral First United Methodist Church

Celebrate Recovery: Every Monday, 6-9 p.m. Trans-forming people with hurts, habits and hang, ups by connecting them to God and each other. Contact Ken Fox at 239-945-8477

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare; preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old, as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. The preschool's website is Small class sizes with an experienced staff and affordable rates are available. 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 Caf will also be open. Loaded nachos, pizza, candy and concessions are available at minimal prices for students. All students, 6th -12th grade are welcome!

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 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 - Kirtaan

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.

Church Women United of Lee County

The Church Women United of Lee County will hold a World Day of Prayer event, "Streams in the Desert," Friday, March 7, at the North Church of the Nazarene, 6781 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with the service starting at 10.

All Christian women welcome to enjoy program and lunch, $6. Reservations necessary by Tuesday, March 4. Call 239-567-0150.

Crosspoint Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church will join several other churches across Cape Coral for the special sermon series, "One," beginning Sunday, March 9. The three-week series will focus on the unity that we have as followers of Jesus Christ. We have one mission, one Spirit and one voice.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. Every Sunday Crosspoint offers three worship experiences at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through 5th grade is offered during each of the worship times.

For more information, visit Crosspoint on the web at or call 574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its worship service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brent Lauder will be preaching from his new series, titled "Vital Signs." The church has started a new Adult Sunday School class called, "Presbyterianism 101," a theology class on the Presbyterian denomination. This class and other 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 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 Faith Bible Fellowship each Sunday morning. Also Wednesday night is our small group ministry: Connections. Everyone is welcome to join the congregation to worship, pray, study the Word of God and fellowship. The Kairos youth ministry gathers Friday nights. 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 and 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 Sundays at the Cape Coral Youth Center, located off of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Mid Cape Terrace, at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

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

Fellowship Life Church

Fellowship Life Church is dynamic, energetic, non-denominational church where all faiths, backgrounds and cultures are welcome. Join the congregation Sundays at 10 a.m., at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

The church's mission is to "Pursue God - Foster Community - Achieve Unity" through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, contact Pastor Mark at 239-770-6103

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

Legendary missionary Otto Koning, famous for "The Pineapple Story," the true life events surrounding his ministry among head-hunting cannibals in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, will speak Sunday, March 2, at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, at Del Prado Boulevard and Coronado Parkway.

Koning will give "The Pineapple Story" in the 10 a.m. service and then a follow-up message on "Surrender of Rights" in a special 6 p.m. service. The public is welcome.

All are welcome to join First Baptist for Sunday morning worship.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 at 9:30, 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 check the church's website for latest updates! Sunday, March 9, has been designated as "Friends Sunday." A pancake breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. that day.

First Church of God is at 2213 Country Club Blvd in Cape Coral. Telephone 239-574-5271. Please visit our web site at

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:

- March 5 - Ash Wednesday Service at 7 pm

- Starting Wednesday, March 12, and every Wednesday through April 9, a Lenten Service will be held at 7 p.m. This service called "Songs of Renewal" and is a time of singing, prayers, readings and meditation.

- March 13 - "Journey to OZ," meaningful visits to the sick and your spiritual wellbeing at 10:30 a.m., being held at Messiah Lutheran Church, N.E. Pine Island Road. 239-995-0133

- March 15 - Life Songs, a women's event to learn about your Life Song and discover a new way to live your gift, your life; being held at Messiah Lutheran Church, NE Pine Island Road, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 239 995-0133.

- March 22 - 3rd Annual Car Show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies, prizes, raffles food and fun.

Messiah Lutheran Church

On Thursday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m., Moria Kneer, chaplain from the Center for Spiritual Care in Eau Claire, Wis., will present "The Journey to OZ & Learning to Pray." This will show you how to have a meaningful visit with the sick and caring for your spiritual well-being. Call 239-995-0133

On Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, Moira Kneer, retired chaplain and author along with her sister, Dr. Helen Gierke, music minister, will hold an event for women. With stories and songs, guests will reflect on the part each of us is called to play in God's symphony. Discover a new way to live your gift, your life. Free will offering.

For more information, call 239-995-0133.

Seventh-day Adventist Church

On Saturday, March 8, from 8-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, guest speaker Dr. Hans Diehl, director of CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Program) will address how CHIP is a powerful disease reversal tool to address the rising chronic disease rates in a highly effective manner. His morning presentations will be followed by a free luncheon.

The meeting place is the Church Auditorium of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1813 El Dorado Parkway, W., Cape Coral.

For an understanding of the Book of Revelation, tune in Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, on Comcast channel 10 or Dish Network channel 49.

You may also access the complete seminar at Go to website, click on tab: Online Seminar, follow directions.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

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

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

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen 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.

Vander Pol was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church for 13 years before he went into full-time missions. Prior to that he pastored churches in Minnesota and New Zealand. He attended Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and Calvin Theological Seminary. He holds a D.Min. from MINTS?International Seminary. He has written courses and articles, as well as the book on the Trinity - "God in Three Persons:?Biblical Testimony of the Trinity."

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 for more information.



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