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February 24, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Alliance Church

Join friends at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, in the Cape Alliance family room, to discuss classic and contemporary Christian books.

Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word will continue the study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians.

Each Tuesday morning at 10, Older Adults Knowing the Savior (OAKS) study various Bible books and topics.

Thursday nights at 6:15., the church offers free English lessons to anyone interested. Bring your friends.

Sunday evenings at 6, AWANA and student activities are available to kids age 3 through 5th grade and teens grade 6 to 12.

Cape Alliance Church is located at 4307 Skyline Blvd, Cape Coral. Telephone: 239-542-7844. Web: Sunday worship celebration is at 9:30 a.m. - family atmosphere Nursery Care through age 4; Children's Church for children age 5 through 5th grades; and Teens' ministry provided. Casual dress.

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship has a worship time and style to fit everyone! Contemporary Worship is held on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:15. Traditions, which incorporates classic hymns and a more relaxing atmosphere, is held on Sunday mornings at 8:30. The newest service offering, Family Nights, is held Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and is always followed by a special event or activity for the whole family to enjoy! All services have the same message -- this week Pastor Wes Furlong speaks on "Our Next Chapter."

During our 9:45 and 11:15 a.m, worship gatherings, Bugz Landing is where infants through Pre-K learn about how God loves them and how Jesus is their forever friend. KidzStreet is for children from kindergarten through 5th grade and Infuse is where middle school students learn to grow in their faith. There is a special service every Wednesday night, "Awakening" for high school students, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cape Christian Preschool has one VPK spot open - for more information or to schedule a tour, call 772.5781.

Cape Christian is located at 2110 Chiquita Boulevard South, 1/3 mile north of Veteran's Parkway. For more information, visit or call 772-5683.

Courtney to perform

at The Village Church

The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome Craig Courtney, American composer/ar-ranger/pianist and senior editor of the Beckenhorst Press, Sunday, March 18. This concert will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, and is part of the 2011-2012 Season of Praise Concert Series.

Tickets are available for purchase at $10 each, and can be purchased on-line at To receive additional information about the concert series, please call (239) 454-2147.

The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway.

Counseling services available

at Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral is now offering counseling services to individuals, couples and groups. All of us, from time to time, face challenges that threaten our security and exhaust our emotional and spiritual strength. It is not God's design that people struggle through these difficult times alone help is available. Colleen Shue is the church's new director of counseling. Call 549-5556, extension 18, to make an appointment. No fees for church members and a sliding scale fee for non-church members.

Also, Shue is starting a women's discussion group based on the book "Lies Women Believe: and the Truth that Sets them Free" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss held at the church now through April 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please call the church office at 549-5556 for further details.

Women of the Word, a ministry of EPC, is a women's Bible study that meets at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary every Tuesday. For the winter session, the ministry features a 12-week study on Paul's Epistle of 2 Corinthians. The ministry also offers a 6:30 p.m. study in the Admin Conference Room located on the church campus. Call the church office for more information and to register.

Providence Christian School, a product of EPC, is now taking applications for the 2012-13 school year in all grade levels, K3 thru 8th grade. For more information visit or call the school office at 239-549-8024. Providence participates in the VPK program, Step Up for Students and McKay programs.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church & Providence Christian School are located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Boulevard.

For additional information, visit or call 549-5556.

Church to show movie 'Courageous'

The movie "Courageous" will be shown in full theatrical content at a Cape Coral church Sunday. The critically acclaimed movie has recently played in area theaters and is now available for private screenings for groups with proper licenses.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral announces it will host the free family movie night this Sunday evening, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in its sanctuary located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral. The church is located on the corner of Skyline and Mohawk Parkway near the Cape Coral library branch.

Senior Pastor Brent Lauder welcomes the community to attend this free screening and the outreach ministry team of the church will offer light refreshments for movie viewers. No tickets are necessary but seating will be limited to sanctuary capacity if necessary. The film is scheduled to begin around 6:15 so plan to arrive early for best seating.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA),

For additional information on the church or school, please contact 239-549-5556 or visit

Crown of Life

to open kindergarten

Crown of Life Lutheran Church has announced plans to open a kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. Based on its reputation for providing top quality Christian preschool and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten to students for several years, church officials believe that now is the time to offer more to parents.

Crown of Life is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) church body, which is the fourth largest private school system in the nation.

The school currently has openings for the Fall 2012 school year. The school will be an affiliate member within the WELS K-12 system. These schools are dedicated to promoting the spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical growth of children.

Crown of Life Lutheran Church is located at 5820 Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. For additional information or to pre-register your child for the 2012-2013 school year, contact Pastor Luchterhand at 482-7315.

DayBreak Fellowship

Saturday Night Church-DayBreak Fellowship meets for a contemporary worship service with praise band, Kids' Church for children ages 5 through 5th grade and a safe and caring nursery for babies through age 4.

Adult small group meets at 4:45 p.m.; Worship service begins at 6 p.m. Sanctuary of New Hope Baptist Fellowship, 431 Nicholas Parkway, E., Cape Coral. 573-9009.

Faith Presbyterian Community Fish Fry

set for March 2 and 23

It's fish fry season again! Faith Presbyterian Church's Annual Fish Fry (& Bake) is open to the community on both March 2 and 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. This all-you-can-eat event brings in the crowd. This year's event will include fish (both fried and baked), deep-fried golden french fries, cornbread and creamy coleslaw. Chicken nuggets are available for the children! It's always a big event here at Faith Church and tickets sell fast.

As a special treat again this year, the Sun Coast Swing Dance Band will perform for both March 2 and 23.

Advance tickets can be purchased from the church office at 239-542-2858. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult ticket purchase. An immediate family maximum of $30 applies for this event. Extended family or additional guests added to a family will be charged separately.

For additional information, see our website at

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 additional information, contact Janice Hiner at 239-542-2858.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral is offering several community outreach meetings each week. All meetings are open to the public and are held on the First Baptist Church Campus at 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Included weekly are the following:

- Sundays at 5:30 p.m.: AA Meeting

- Tuesdays: Al-Anon, all welcome;

10 a.m.: beginners meeting

10:30 a.m.: regular meeting

- Wednesdays at 8 p.m.: Al-Anon men's meeting and

8 p.m. Al-Anon, women's meeting

- Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.: Weight Watcher

For more information, call 542-3703.

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church of Cape Coral will be meeting in a new location. Join us for services at the former Ada's Organic Food Store (1242 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral). The same meeting times.

- Sunday: 9 a.m. - Sunday School (classes for all ages)

10:30 a.m. - Morning worship

6 p.m. - Evening worship

- Wednesday- 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer/children and youth activities

For information call 239-772-1400.

GriefShare recovery

seminar and support group

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group on Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m., from Feb. 28 through May 22. The church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd.

GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts on grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death.

Seminar sessions include "The Journey of Grief," "The Effects of Grief," "When your Spouse Dies," "Why?" "Stuck in Grief."

For more information, contact Susan Johnson at 239-728-7982 or 239-541-9099 after 5 p.m.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church is hosting an outdoor picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plan to join the congregation for good food, fellowship and fun games for the kids.

A barbecue lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans and macaroni and cheese, catered by Buddy's Kuntry Katering, will be served from noon-1 p.m. Bottled water and lemonade will be provided.

Lunch tickets for $7 per person or $20 for a family of 4+ are available at the church office at 3825 McGregor Blvd., Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the office at 239-274-1230 or visit their website at

Paul Jennings Ministries

to present Praise Fest

Paul Jennings Ministries is proud to present the 2nd annual Praise Fest. Last year's event was a success and organizers say this year promises to be even better.

Saturday, March 10, Praise Fest will feature many of the areas top Christian artists. Gates open at 11 a.m., and music starts at noon and will go until 10 p.m.

Praise Fest will be held at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets are just $10 for the entire day with raffles and give-a-ways throughout the entire day.

The event is sponsored by Paul Jennings Ministries, WRXY-TV, Brent's Music, Fuller-Metz Funeral and Cremation Services and many other fine businesses.

Praise Fest will help benefit The Salvation Army. Everyone is encouraged to bring a canned food item or clothing to help the Salvation Army.

For more information regarding Praise Fest, please visit our site at:, or reach us at:

St. Patrick's Day Hooley

at St. Andrew Parish Hall

A St. Patrick's Day Hooley (celebration) will be held at St. Andrew Parish Hall, Wednesday, March 14, at noon. The cost is $10. The event will feature corned beef sandwiches,fabulous dessert table and drawings for the pot 'o' gold, gift baskets and gift cards. Entertainment will be provided by the Irish Cloggers and Irish tenor Jerry Ward. For information, call Rose at 458-4744.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

9:30 a.m. Sunday School (children and adult)

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - sermon: "Dedicatory Sacrifice" (Leviticus 1:1-17)

5:15 p.m. Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - sermon: "Whatever You Ask?" (Matthew 21:18-22)

The messages will be delivered by the Rev. Richard Stevens

March 11 - Church Luncheon

March 14 - Women's Breakfast (8 a.m.); Men's Breakfast (8 a.m.)

March 21 - Youth Group (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

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 a part of the wider reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen Vander Pol. Having become a full-time instructor for Miami International Seminary, Vander Pol received his first list of contacts who who expressed interest in MINTS courses. The list includes names of church leaders who have already started study centers or are considering it. The church eagerly looks forward to see how many will actually become MINTS centers. The contacts come from Vietnam; South Korea; Papua, New Guinea; Japan, Indonesia; India (three centers); Bangladesh and Ethiopia

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

Trinity Reformed Church is located at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral. For information, call 239-574-1424.



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