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Religion Briefs

September 8, 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 current sermon series is "Discover Your Destiny, making right choices in a world full of wrong."

On Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., Women in the Word will begin a "Survey of the Bible"study. All women are invited to attend, learn and make new friends. A complete schedule of the fall session is located at

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

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the "Coffee and Conversation" Club will discuss "I Never Thought I'd See the Day," by Dr. David Jeremiah. The discussion group meets the first Wednesday of each month. The schedule 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 ministry to the community and world.

Middle and high school student ministries "Ignite" and "Reson8" meet every Sunday evening at 6.

Cape Alliance Church is located at 4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral. Telephone: 239-542-7844. On the 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.The church welcomes 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 Blvd., 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 next sermon series is based on seeking and finding forgiveness. Our need to forgive and be forgiven can be equated with carrying a backpack filled with rocks. Over time the tiny pebbles and giant boulders weigh us down and break more than our spirit. Learn how to receive the freedom that comes with forgiving - even if the person needing to be forgiven is yourself. Understand the challenges that come with learning to forgive and ask forgiveness. Join the congregation for this important series beginning on Sept. 16.

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 Monday nights beginning Sept. 10 in the parlor (room 104), 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. The cost for the workbook will be $15. The course is designed so that people can join at any time even though they may not be able to attend the first class. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., in the Parlor (room 104), each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. During small group discussion time, those attending will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. People are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained" so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.

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 is now being offered. 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.

Crosspoint Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church will begin a series called, Practical Atheist Sunday, Sept. 9. Sometimes it seems that "Christians" claim they believe in God but there's really nothing different about their lives. That doesn't seem right and in this six week series will see that the Bible teaches that our lives should be different if we claim to know God.

The public is always invited. A safe, fun, enriching program for children is offered at all of the church's worship experiences. Worship experiences begin at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m. every Sunday.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place, Cape Coral. For more information, visit the church's website at or call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

A new marriage builders program (couples only) called As Long As We Both Shall Live by Dr. Gary Smalley is starting at EPC Sunday evenings from 6-7:30, Sept. 30-Nov. 11. The seven-week session will cost $15 per couple for materials. The sign-up deadline is Sunday, Sept. 9. Please contact the church office at 239-549-5556, extension 10, for more details.

Counseling services are offered to individuals, couples and groups. 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 service runs from 10:20 a.m. to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, start 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, dinner is served 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 Boulevard. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church, visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

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.

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

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service.

The message will be delivered by Stephen Wetmore.

Sept. 12: 11:30 a.m., Women's Luncheon

Sept. 19: 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.

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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