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March 14, 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

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 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. The caf is open in the Worship Auditorium Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Visit

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

Sermon Series: The Final Week

March 16, Holy Monday - The Curse of the Fig Tree; March 23, Holy Tuesday - Teaching in the Temple Courts; March 30, Holy Wednesday - A Leaper, A Grateful Woman, and a Traitors Friend; April 6, Holy Thursday - A Super and Two Gardens; April 13, Good Friday - The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus; and April 17, Maundy Thursday - Holy Thursday Revisited

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 youth programs at the 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. 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!

Christ Lutheran Church

A free workshop, Renewing the Church Through Music and Worship, will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 2911 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Every generation and culture has a unique heart song. If we are going to reach new generations and cultures through our worship, we must develop a greater missional openness to a variety of musical styles and expand our congregations musical repertoire."

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Orlando, has been awarded a grant from the Florida Bahamas Synod Together Campaign to offer a free workshop in six regions of the synod. The goal is to make it possible for every interested pastor, musician and congregation member to attend one of the workshops.

Register to attend at www.spirito; or call Christ Lutheran Church at 239-542-2709.

Crosspoint Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church hasl joined several other churches across Cape Coral for the special sermon series, "One," which began Sunday, March 9. The three-week series will focus on the unity that we have as followers of Jesus Christ.

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 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 a school for your children to attend, 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.

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.

Pastors Dan Roth and Bob Hamway, and the Faith Bible Fellowship family invite all 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.

There's also a Small Group Ministry Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at the Pastors home.

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

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.

All are welcome to join First Baptist for Sunday morning worship. 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.

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:

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

- April 17 Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m.

- April 18 Good Friday the church will be open from noon to 3 p.m. for prayer, meditation and readings.

- April 20 Easter Sunday Resurrection Service at 7 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m. and Easter Worship at 10 a.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, at the corner of Corbett Road, will present hold a benefit concert for Bootstrap Ministry. Top musicians from Southwest Florida will donate their talents to raise funds for Bootstrap Ministry.

Each week Bootstrap Ministry prepares a hot meal and serves it at Messiah to anyone who needs it.

Guest performers include symphony members Rachel Cox and Todd Hanley, and organists John Geib and John Renfroe.

Admission will be a contribution of non-perishable goods or a monetary donation to Bootstrap ministry.

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is offering a six-week series entitled "Catholics Returning Home" beginning Wednesday, April 23, from 7-8:30 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 574-8766 or Andy Halek at 471-7315 for information.

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

March 26: 6:30-9 p.m., 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 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. 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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