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Religion Notes 9-6

September 6, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

One Way Out's Purple Tie Ball scheduled for Sept. 18

One Way Out has announced its fundraising event, the Purple Tie Ball, to be held from 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Club at Pelican Preserve, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., in Fort Myers.

One Way Out invites the community to help its ministry of reaching women in rough places, brushing them off in love, and introducing them to a real life with Christ by supporting its signature fundraising event through sponsorship and attendance.

The event will include a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment by Carla Del Villagio, a Barbara Streisand tribute artist .

Sponsorships are still available. Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit or 239-628-1774.

One Way Out Ministries is 501c3 nonprofit, multi-faceted ministry started by Jeanie Turner in 2000. The Christ-centered organization helps troubled women overcome abuse and addiction and put their lives back together through a year-long program with safe houses in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

The Second Chance upscale resale shop at 12873 S. Cleveland Ave. offers a chance to shop, donate and volunteer. One Way Out is funded entirely by proceeds from the store, private donors and fundraising.

For information, call 239-628-1774, or visit

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes planned for fall

Messiah Lutheran Church, 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, is offering two opportunities to participate in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University this fall. Through a unique link, participants receive a discount on a Financial Peace University membership.

This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt and make your money work for you!

FPU includes a member workbook and a year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

Register for the Financial Peace University at for a Monday class, and for a Tuesday class.

Mass Anthem to perform at Messiah Lutheran Church Oct. 27

Mass Anthem, a national Christian pop/rock band, will present a live concert Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, in Cape Coral. The group, whose music is played on popular Christian radio, will travel to Cape Coral from Nashville, Tenn., as part of Messiah's annual concert series.

Reserve tickets at Messiah's website, A free-will offering will happen during the concert.

Village Church Women's Connection selects beneficiary for annual Christmas fundraiser

Each year, the Village Church, Women's Connection at Shell Point selects a community project or organization as the beneficiary of its annual Christmas fundraiser. This year, it has chosen The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller/Trailways Camp to be the recipient.

The event will take place on Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Village Church at 15101 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. They will be available in October and November. All proceeds will be donated back on the day of the event to the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund for Trailways Camp scholarships.

To RSVP or purchase tickets contact Sharon or Jerry Miller at or call 512-784-3879.

Trailways Camp is an overnight camping experience for adults with disabilities in Southwest Florida. Camp Founders and Shell Point residents, Sharon and Jerry Miller, will lead the hour long program by narrating their story. Community partners will be introduced, and videos from camp will be shown. Several campers will be singing as part of the program. A dessert and refreshments will be provided. A resource table with information about the camps, an opportunity to talk with the Trailways Team, and an opportunity to sign-up for various volunteer activities will be available at the event.

Trailways campers enjoy fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming, campfires, and nature walks. It also provides respite for caregivers and an opportunity for campers to develop social connections and recreational skills.

Last year the camp had three camping events with 60 campers.

For more information about The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund/Trailways Camp visit



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