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Religion Briefs

July 13, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is a bilingual, spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church.

Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. with Children's Church provided. Wednesday Bible Studies are at 7 p.m. All faith backgrounds are welcome.

For information about the church's ministries and community outreaches, call the church office at 239-464-4803, or email

Cape Alliance Church

Cape Alliance Church's Summer Sermon Series is "Acts - A first Century Blueprint for 21st Century Living." As the Resurrection draws us to Christ, so the Ascension should draw us to each other. Together with Christ we are stronger and have purpose and direction for our lives. The message of Acts reminds that God isn't finished with us yet. He has great plans for us.

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

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 communion, classic hymns and a more relaxing atmosphere, is held Sunday mornings at 8:30. Family Nights is held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and is always followed by a special event or activity for the whole family to enjoy. All of the services have the same message.

During the 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 will have summer camp plus there will be an afternoon VPK class starting this fall - for more information or to schedule a tour, please 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.

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Cape Coral First United Methodist church's current sermon series is entitled "Three Simple Rules." "Do no harm," "Do good" and "Stay in Love with God" sound simple and easy, but when we look at them closely, they are profound and not that easy to follow every moment of every day. When we follow these three simple rules, however, it helps us to live out our calling as Christians, which is to love God and love people. Come to worship and learn more about these "Three Simple Rules."

Cape Coral First will be hosting a Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on Cape Coral Parkway. For more information, contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

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. Free VPK will be offered starting on Aug. 13. 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!

Crosspoint Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church will begin a new series this Sunday, July 1. The series, "I Have A Friend Who ..." will focus on some of the questions and struggles of our friends. Often they are our questions, too. The series will kick off by dealing with the topic, "I Have A Friend Who...Thinks science and the Bible are incompatible."

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. Worship experiences are at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m., every Sunday. An outstanding, safe program for children birth through fifth grade is offered at all of our worship times.For more information, call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

Join Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral Sunday at 10:20 a.m., as Pastor Brent Lauder speaks on Psalm 36 titled, "Hiding in the Light."

EPC's Vacation Bible School starts in two days. July 16-20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (dinner will be served nightly). This year's theme is "Sonrise National Park." Call the church office to register your child(ren) or you can go to to register. Ages: Completed 4K-5th grade.

The church offer 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 our 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.

Sunday morning worship services are 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 the worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K.

Sunday evenings at 5:30, there is a dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. Our 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 Boulevard. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church, visit or call 549-5556.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

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: AA Sundays at 5:30 p.m.; Al-Anon Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - Beginners Meeting, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - Regular Meeting, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. - Men's Meeting and Women's Meeting; Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30p.m.; Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 542-3703.

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.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church will hold the following services and programs:

9:45 a.m. - Prayer meeting (Sunday School will resume in the fall)

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - Sermon: "The Message to the Church: You've Lost Your First Love" (Revelation 2)

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service. Sermon: "What Graven Image Have You Made" (Exodus 20:1-1)

The messages will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

July 18: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Youth Group

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 additional information, call 239-574-1424.



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