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July 18, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship Outreach Ministry will sponsor a Free School Supply Giveaway and Free Back to School Haircuts for deserving families in the community Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be refreshments for parents and snacks for kids during the event.

To get an application for free supplies and for further information, contact the church office at 239-464-4803 or email or visit the church website at The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, July 25.

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is at 4818 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral and is a non-denominational, Spirit-filled, contemporary Christian fellowship. Contact the church office for a listing of weekly programs, outreach ministry opportunities and the Master's School of Ministry Seminary.

All faith backgrounds are welcome.

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

All 7th - 12th graders are invited to Cape Baptist Church's Impact Youth Group. It meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8. The group plays games, enjoys snacks and learns how God wants teens to live their lives.

All kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome to visit the church each Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., for AWANA Youth Clubs. The club plays games and learns about Jesus.

The Ladies' Bible Study meets every Friday at 2 p.m. It is currently studying "Women of the Bible." All ladies are invited to attend.

For more information about these events or any of our ministries, visit the church's website at or call 239-242-8022.

Cape Baptist Church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Cape Christian

As Cape Christian continues through the month of July, it also continues a four-week study on the book of Philippians: WHAT JOY. We invite you to join the congregation as it unpacks God's truth of hope for followers of Jesus Christ. Come explore Paul's "joy letter" and learn the secret of how a life lived fully for God will overflow with joy.

Located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., S., Cape Christian is a contemporary church that has a focus on helping families experience God's fullness.

Weekend services are offered Friday evenings at 6:30, Sunday mornings at 9, 10:15 and 11:30, or online 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 the Friday evening and Sunday morning services. An additional worship gathering, Youth Night, takes place Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for middle and high school students.

Tony & Ada's, Cape Christian's own cafe, prides itself on serving premium, handcrafted coffee drinks prepared with high-quality beans ordered from the best farmers around the globe and handmade crepes with fresh ingredients. All proceeds from the sale of Tony & Ada's products are re-invested into local and global humanitarian causes. The Cafe is open Sunday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about Tony & Ada's, visit

Cape Christian always has new and exciting opportunities for families, from special worship services and service projects to chances to find help, support and encouragement. 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 on the conversation, please visit

Cape Coral Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a GriefShare recover seminar and support group Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m., from Aug. 19 through Nov. 11. The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

GriefShare sessions include all new videos for 2014, featuring nationally recognizing experts on grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death.

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

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church will feature the sermon series: The Fruit of the Spirit

n July 20 - Love

n July 27 - Joy

n Aug. 3 - Peace

n Aug. 10 - Faithfulness

n Aug. 17 - Kindness and Gentleness

n Aug. 24 - Patience

n Aug. 31 - Generosity

n Sept. 7 - Self-Control

Cape Elementary School Supply Drive

For several years the church has been a partner with Cape Elementary School on its school supply drive. Contact the church office at 239-542-4051 or if you have any questions about donating.

Join the church Aug. 30 for the 10th Annual Flats Invitational!, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Harbour Marina. It is open to the first 100 kids age 12 and under who are pre-registered. For a $20 donation, each child will receive a tourney entry, T-shirt, fishing rod, trophy and lunch with Ronald McDonald. Register at

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday 6-9 p.m., transforming people with hurts, habits and hang-ups by connecting them to God and each other. Contact Ken F. at 239-945-8477

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from 1-5 years old, as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. The preschool's website is It offers small class sizes 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 the facility and meet Director Mary Richardson. For additional information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry meets 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! It features loaded nachos, pizza, candy and concessions 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, 239-673-9152; Sita, 239-772-0438; or the Spiritual Center, 239-574-6463.

Crosspoint Christian Church

A little more love, joy, peace, patience, self-control and kindness could help anyone live a better life. Everyone is invited to Crosspoint Christian Church to learn how to add some more of these to your life in our new message series, The Nine, which started Sunday, June 15. The Nine will take a look at the nine Fruit of the Spirit and how we can grow these in our lives.

Crosspoint offers three worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through 5th grade is offer during each of our worship services.

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

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its worship service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The church has started a new adult Sunday School classes 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.

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 is taught at home and to encourage 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 Presbyterian Church

Faith Presbyterian Church was the first church building in Cape Coral and continues to thrive as a welcoming congregation to all. Many people are involved in the children and youth, music and mission ministries (including a food ministry that feeds more than 1,000 people per month).

Several hundred people also take advantage of the Faith Center each week for recreation and fitness activities.

On Sunday, traditional services are held at 8:15 and 11 a.m., while a family service and church school, is offered at 9:30 a.m.

Faith Presbyterian is located at 4454 Coronado Parkway (between Del Prado Boulevard and Cape Coral Parkway).

For more information, call 239-542-2858 or visit us online at

Fellowship Life Church

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

The church truly believes that Jesus loves and offers forgiveness to all people regardless of who they are, where they come from or what they have done. It is a church that cares about all people.

Join the congregation Sundays at 10 a.m., at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral.

Small Group Ministry meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the pastor's home. For more information, contact Pastor Mark at 239-770-6103.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, at 4417 Coronado Parkway (at Del Prado Boulevard), will hold the following services:

n Sunday School & Children's Ministry, 8:45 a.m.weekly.

n Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.

n Wednesday AWANA & Youth, 5:30 p.m.

n Wednesday Midweek Service, 6:30 p.m.

The senior pastor is Dr. James H. Wig-ton. The public is welcome at all services.

First Baptist offers various other ministries for all ages. For more information, call 239-542-3703 or visit

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., Cape Coral. Call 239-574-5271 or visit

First Congregational Church

Join the First Congre-gational Church, at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, for worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. Visitors will 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.

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

Call 239-574-6184 or vist for additional information.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, which is located between the communities of North Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, at the corner of Corbett Road, has been a presence in Southwest Florida for many years.

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Messiah offers a variety of worship services, educational programs, fellowship opportunities and social justice and mission endeavors.

Messiah is a welcoming and caring family of God, centered in the Good News of Jesus. Its mission is to educate, equip and energize believers to serve as disciples. Everyone is welcome!

Worship times are Saturday 5 p.m. (informal) and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (traditional).

For additional information about the church or services, call 239-995-0133.

Seventh-day Adventist

Church of Cape Coral

Come join the congregation at Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral Saturday morning at 9:30 for Bible Study for all ages.

At 11 a.m. is the church's dynamic praise and worship hour, all are welcome!

Does the Bible book of Revelation mystify you? Check out the free online seminar by Pastor Roger Lucas, Ph.D., at

Discover how Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today.

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral is at 1140 S.W. 45th Terrace. Call 239-728-8848 for additional information.

Trinity Reformed Church

of Cape Coral

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

n Sunday, July 20 - 9:15 - 9:55 a.m. - Sunday School (children and adults). The group is studying Church History in the Middle Ages, including a video series by the Robert Godfrey, the president of Westminster Seminary California.

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

10:20 a.m. - Announcements/prelude

10:30 a.m. - Worship service: Sermon, "The Unforgivable Sin: What is It, and Have You Committed It?" (Mark 3:22-30)

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

6 p.m. - Worship service: "Election," a Charles Haddon Spurgeon sermon will be read by Elder Wayne Morosco. Spurgeon was a 19th century pastor and preacher in London. He was dubbed the "Prince of Preachers" for his eloquence and faithfulness to scripture. He is one of the most read, quoted and well loved preachers of all time. He held faithfully to the Doctrines of Grace.

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.

Rev. Vander Pol was pastor of Trinity Reformed for 13 years before he went into full-time missions. Prior to that he pastored churches in Minnesota and New Zealand; he pastored churches for 30 years. He attended Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and Calvin Theological Seminary. He holds a D.Min. from MINTS International Seminary. He has written three courses and articles as well as a very important book on the Trinity:?"God in Three Perons:?Biblical Testimony to 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 additional information.



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