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Religion Notes

April 6, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Aglow International

Aglow International, Fort Myers LIghthouse, will hold a continental breakfast Sunday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m., at Sam Seltzer's Restaurant, 12635 S. Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Carol Pandola, who has a passion to coach those who have made peace with their past and want to move forward in their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

The cost is $8. Call Griselle Torres at 239-247-9101 for additional information.

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St. Andrew Catholic School seventh-graders presented the Stations of the Cross this week in two performances. Julia Canzano portrays Mary as Ciro Martinez portrays Jesus.More photos are available online at:

Anglican Church in Cape

Those interested in helping to launch an Anglican Church (ACNA) in Cape Coral, please call 405-973-5654, or attend an informational meeting at the Cape Coral Library, Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. The library address 921 S.W. 39th Terrace.

Cape Alliance Church

Join family and friends at Cape Alliance on Sunday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. for a Resurrection Celebration.

Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue its Bible study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians. Make new friends. A complete schedule of the spring session is located at

Each Tuesday morning at 10, Older Adults Knowing the Savior (OAKS) study various Bible books and topics. All older adults are welcome to participate.

Join reading friends at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Cape Alliance family room to discuss classic and contemporary Christian books. A schedule of the books to be discussed is available at

Thursdays at 6:15 p.m., the church offers free English lessons to anyone interested. Bring your friends.

Each second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., women gather to knit and crochet shawls and pray for others. Participate in this interesting ministry to the community and world.

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

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, casual dress. Nursery care through age 4; Children's Church for children age 5 through 5th grades; and Teens' ministry provided.

Cape Baptist Church Easter Breakfast Buffet

Cape Baptist Church extends a special invitation to join the congregation Easter morning. Starting at 9:30 there will be a wonderful time of fellowship with a great buffet breakfast. Junior Church will be having a special "Eggstravaganza"! At 11 a.m., there will be a time of worship as we remember the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Rod Holler will share an inspiring Easter message. Cape Baptist Church is located at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Be sure to visit our website,, for more information about the church and to hear messages by Pastor Rod Holler. (239) 242-8022.

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!

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-

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church will continue its holy week services Sunday, April 8, with Easter worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m.

Today, April 7, from 9 a.m. until noon, the church will host its 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza with egg hunts, bounce houses, music, games, snow cones, cotton candy, lemonade and candy. Join the church for the free event and meet the Easter Bunny.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old in a new facility as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape First United Methodist. Summer Camp for kids 5 to 8 years begins May 29 and free VPK will be offered starting in August. 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 information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Phone 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!

Church of The Epiphany

Holy Week services will be held at Church of The Epiphany, the Episcopal church in Cape Coral:

- Easter Vigil Saturday, 7 p.m.

- Easter Day, 8 a.m and. 10:15 a.m.

Epiphany Episcopal Church is located at 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-3200, e-mail: or fax: (239) 574-2891

Holy Week 2012 at Faith Presbyterian Church.


Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church launched a third Sunday morning worship service starting Sunday, March 4.

Crosspoint moved to its new home at 204 S.W. 11th Place at the beginning of December. Sunday morning attendance has jumped to over 500 each week. To create more space for continued growth, Crosspoint will be offering a third worship service each Sunday. Service times are now at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m.

A safe, enriching program for children will be offered at all three hours. For more information visit the Crosspoint website 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 we struggle through these difficult times alone - help is available. Colleen Shue is the 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 group doing a 12-week study on Paul's Epistle of 2 Corinthians. A 6:30 p.m. study in the Admin Conference Room located on the church campus is also offered. Call the church office for more information and to register.

Providence Christian School is celebrating 25 Years! To celebrate this joyous occasion we are having a Family Fun Day today, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church campus. This is a free family fun event featuring inflatables, carnival style booths, games, dunking tank and more. A live remote, WAY-FM broadcast will be on campus as well! Picnic style lunches are available for $5 with an advance ticket purchase. However, feel free to bring your own lunch!

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

For additional information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church. visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

An Easter Service like no other! Why just listen to the Easter story when you can experience it? The public is invited to attend The Thorn Easter Experience at Faith Bible Fellowship. This unique service features high-quality, realistic videos of the Easter story, live drama and beautiful, inspiring music. Easter is the greatest love story ever told, and this year it comes to life with The Thorn Easter Experience. Don't miss it!

The service is April 8, at 10 a.m.

Today, April 7, Easter Saturday, there will be a 5 p.m. Casual Worship Service

The church meets 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, call 239-458-0020 or go to our website:

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Everyone is invited to celebrate Easter at New Hope Presbyterian Church Sunday, April 8, at one of four worship services at 6:30, 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

The 6:30 a.m. Contemporary Sunrise Service will be held on the front patio of the church. The music will be led by Contemporary Worship leader Jim Parkinson, and the New Hope Praise Band. A free breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Traditional Services will feature special music by organist Claire Marie Faasse, and the New Hope Ringers and Choir, under the direction of music director Phil Chandler. They will be joined by special musical guests Mary Bowden on the trumpet and Todd Betz on the tympani. Interim Senior Pastor Dr. Curt McDaniel, will preach at all four services.

New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club.

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

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

No Sunday School until April 15.

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service. Sermon: "Jesus Rose, So What?" (Romans 6)

No Prayer Meeting until April 15

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service. Sermon: "Infant Baptism, an Appeal to Our Baptist Brethren" (Selected Scripture)

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Dr. Cornelius Hegeman, academic dean at Miami International Seminary. Hegeman supervises distance education for pastors around the world. He himself 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 a part of the wider reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

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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