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Religion Notes

August 10, 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 is a come-as-you-are, go-as-He-sends-you church. We seek to take God more seriously and ourselves less so as we learn to walk daily with Him. The current sermon series is from the Book of Acts. We are learning how to navigate the 21st century by a simple blueprint for life, given to a first-century crowd. Come connect, grow, and serve as we seek to walk daily with Christ.

English not your first language? Make some friends on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. as you improve your English. The class is free and open to everyone.

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.

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 keeping with an Olympic theme and is entitled "Faster, Higher, Stronger." This Sunday's title "Crossing the Finish Line" reflects the metaphor of running a race to understand the Christian life.

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

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Cape Coral First will be offering this Biblically based 13-week support group meeting from 6-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 10, in the parlor and child care will be provided if needed. There will be a 35-minute DVD with various experts in Christian counseling and ministry providing valuable insights, and a facilitator to assist the group discussion. Cost for your workbook will be $15. The course is designed so that you can join at any time even though you may not be able to attend the first class. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation.

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 Monday, Aug. 13. The preschool's website is Small class sizes with an experienced staff and affordable rates are offered. 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!

Crosspoint Christian Church

Could you use a little parenting help? Struggling with getting your children to be respectful? Need some direction with your teenager?

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 5, Crosspoint Christian Church will offer parents some guidance in a new series, Courageous Parenting. The series will cover topics such as discipline, respectful children, parenting teens, the dangers of helicopter parenting and much more.

The public is invited. Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W .11th Place, Cape Coral. The worship experiences begin at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. A safe, enriching program for children birth through fifth grade is available at each of our services.

For additional information visit us on the web at or call 239-574-1422.

Church of the Epiphany

A Summer Barbecue will be held Aug. 25, at Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. Join in for fun and fellowship. Enjoy pulled pork, Caribbean jerk chicken and all the sides. Tickets $10 and children under 10 free, 57 p.m. Parking is free. Enter at the back of the church building.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

Join Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral tomorrow, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lauder will be preaching from Psalm 3. We would love for you to join us.

sunday morning worship service runs at 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, dinner is served in our 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.

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 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.

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.

Faith Bible Fellowship

Faith Bible Fellowship's Hungarian missionary family, Randall and Timea Stione, will be with us this Sunday Aug. 12, sharing stories and pictures of their evangelism and ministry in Budapest, Hungary. Come join the congregation as we show our appreciation to a family who has given up the "good life" here in the United States to follow God's call to go and make disciples. The Stones will be sharing Sunday morning and will be looking for other ministries to share with during the following week. Come ready to be challenged, encouraged and blessed by their ministry in Hungary

Faith Bible Fellowship is a young church in town with ordinary people, but an extraordinary God! Pastor Dan Roth and the FBF family invite you to join the congregation for praise and 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 us at 239-458-0020.

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.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, Aug. 12, Dr. Curt McDaniel, Interim Senior Pastor at New Hope Presbyterian Church, will begin an 8-week sermon series on Family3 Foundations: Reclaiming the Ground for Healthy and Fulfilling Relationships in the Home and in the Church.

Family3 is the dimensional portrait that the Bible presents for the home and for the church in scope, stage and season: scope of relationships (immediate family, extended family, church as a spiritual family), stage in marriage (unmarried, married, post-married) or season in life (young, mid-life, senior).

Some of the sermon topics will be: The biblical case for marriage between a man and a woman on Aug. 12, Marital happiness through mutual submission on Aug. 19, Marital harmony through mutual submission on Aug. 26, When a family member is hurting on Sept. 2, and God's Choice in Marriage on Sept. 9.

To see the entire sermon series schedule, visit New Hope's website at Sunday morning worship times are at 8:30, 9 and 11 a.m.

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 274-1230.

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: "On the Image of God" (Genesis 1:1-28)

The message will be delivered by the Rev. Richard Stevens.

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service. Sermon: "Honoring Your Mother and Father" (Exodus 20:12)

The message will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

Aug. 15: 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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