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Religion Notes

April 27, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

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.

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship and Iglesias

de Dios Pentecostal

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship and the Iglesias de Dios Pentecostal Church will be sponsoring a Family Fun Day on today, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the site of their future Worship Center at 1431 Embers Parkway, Cape Coral. There will be a food tent, games, face painting and a bounce house for the kids! The community is invited to come out and join the fun and fellowship! For information, call the church office at 239-464-4803 (English) and 239-872-6818 (Spanish) or visit our website at

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship and Iglesias de Dios Pentecostal, MI is a bilingual, spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St. (off Coronado Parkway and Southeast 47th Street), Cape Coral. Bilingual Sunday Services are 10:30 a.m. with Children's Church provided. English Bible Studies are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Spanish Bible Studies are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Spanish Family Worship is on Thursday's at 7:30 p.m. All faith backgrounds are welcome! For information, call the church office at 239-464-4803 (English) or 239-872-6818 (Spanish). E-Mail us at Visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

"Encounter Jesus" is the title of the current message series exploring how Jesus builds daring faith in those who will honestly encounter Him. Join the church on Mother's Day for a special day of celebration to honor moms. The next series, "God's Blueprint for Change," begins on May 20.

Join reading friends May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Cape Alliance family room to discuss Eric Metaxas' new book "Socrates in the City: Conversations on 'Life, God, and Other Small Topics.'" A schedule of other discussions for the monthly Coffee and Conversation is available at

Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their 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.

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. We welcome everyone just as they are.

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's current sermon series is entitled, "One Month to Live." What would happen if you were suddenly told that you only had one month to live? How would you make sure the days you had left were lived to their fullest potential for God and yourself? We'll explore what that means from a Biblical standpoint by embracing our mortality and letting it teach us how to live authentically for God in the here and now.

The church will be hosting a Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, May 8, on the National Day of Prayer. The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held in the Social Hall. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased in advance through the church office.

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! Children will "Dare to Go Deep with God" during Operation Overboard to be held June 4 to June 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. VBS is free for all children ages 3 years to 5th grade and will include dinner. There are free music CDs and T-shirts for those signing up by May 20. Contact Sara Westgate at or 542-4051 for more information.

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 Coral First United Methodist Church. 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.

Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service; and 11 a.m. - Casual Service. Come as you are!


Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place. Crosspoint's worship services each Sunday 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 Cross-point website at

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

Join Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral Sunday morning April, 29, at 10:20 a.m., as Pastor Brent Lauder speaks from John 21:15-19, entitled "Pardon for The Proud."

The church offers 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 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.

Sunday morning worship service runs from 10:20 a.m. to noon. The church offers Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade starting at 9:10 a.m. During worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K.

Sunday evenings at 5:30, the congregation has dinner together in Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. The children's program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church & Providence Christian School are located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Blvd. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

God touches lives! The man born blind, in John chapter 9, had his life radically changed by Jesus. So can you. He offers radical life change to all of us. Come out this week to hear how Jesus can change your life.

Faith Bible Fellowship is a new church in town with ordinary people, but an extraordinary God! Pastor Dan Roth and the Faith Bible Fellowship family invite residents and visitors to join the congregation for worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. 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.

Come visit us as we purpose to love God, love others and make disciples for Christ. For more information or directions, visit or call 239-458-0020.

New Hope

Presbyterian Church

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

Saturday Night Church

DayBreak Fellowship meets for a contemporary worship service at 6 p.m. with praise band, Kids' Church for age 5 through 5th grade (two groups) and a safe and caring nursery for babies through age 4. Adult small group meets at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary of New Hope Baptist Fellowship, 431 Nicholas Parkway E., Cape Coral.

Call 573-9009 for additional information.

Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom will be the host synagogue for Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties annual Holocaust Memorial Service on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. Keynote speaker Greg Dawson will share the heroic story of his mother Zhanna. Come and listen to Greg tell his mother's fascinating story of survival.

Temple Beth Shalom will also be hosting the annual Jewish War Veteran's shabbat service Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend.

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: "Missions and Evagelism in the Plan of God."

12 p.m. - Church luncheon. Presentation by the Rev. Allen Vander Pol.

5:15 p.m. - Prayer meeting

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - sermon: "Christ the Savior of All Who Believe" (Selected Scripture)

The messages will be delivered by the Rev. Vander Pol

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. He is a missionary and professor at Miami International Seminary. He writes theology courses in English for students around the world who study with MINTS. He writes courses in Systematic (doctrinal) Theology. 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. He also tutors a student in Malawi.

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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