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Religion Briefs

November 30, 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 additional 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 "Journey with God; cure for a wasted life."

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.

Cape Baptist Church

All ladies are invited to join Cape Baptist Church for a beautiful Christmas Luncheon & Cookie Exchange Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon-3 p.m. Come enjoy a wonderful lunch and time of fun and friendship as we relax and get into the spirit of Christmas. RSVP to the church office (239) 242-8022 by Dec. 4.

Join the church Dec. 23, at 6 p.m., for a Christmas Special and Candlelight Service in observance of Christmas. All are welcome to attend this event for the whole family.

Cape Baptist Church also offers AWANA Clubs for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade. Kids will have a great time each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. as we play exciting games and learn more about God's Word.

This Sunday at 11 a.m., Pastor Holler will continue his series in the rich book of 1 Timothy. Come and see how this verse-by-verse study of God's Word can bless you and your family.

Cape Baptist Church, 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral. Call (239) 242-8022 or visit

Cape Christian Fellowship

Cape Christian Fellowship has a worship time and style to fit everyone. Services are Friday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Church online is Sunday at 11:15 and Wednesday night at 8.

The church started selling Christmas trees Nov. 23. The FamJam Christmas Spectacular is Dec. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cape Christian Preschool has just opened a new classroom - 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 additional information about the church or its programs, please visit or call 239-772-5683.

Cape Coral

Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold three Christmas Eve Candelight Services Monday, Dec. 24, at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Bring the whole family and experience the sight and sounds of the season. Enjoy singing carols, hearing the Christmas story and candle-lighting, while singing "Silent Night." There will be a special performance by Teen Challenge. Hot apple cider and goodies will be served afterward.

Please bring a canned food item to support the local food pantries.

Cape Community Church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd. For information, visit

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

The Voice of a Wonderful Life Christmas Musical will be presented Sunday, Dec. 2, from 5-6 p.m.

Bring the whole family and join us as the Cape Coral First Choir, KLA Praise Band, Children's Ministry and Founda-tions Preschool present an original Christmas musical celebration.

The Voice of a Wonderful Life, under the direction of Lauramae Ball, will inspire you and open the holiday doors of your heart this Christmas season. Cookies and Punch will be served following the musical in the Social Hall where you can greet our musical talent.

Then join us in the main sanctuary for a special viewing of: "It's a Wonderful Life" on the large inflatable screen in our main sanctuary. The movie and popcorn are free.

The Intersection Caf will be open also with concessions, drinks, nachos and cheeseburgers. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Our preaching series throughout the Christmas season will feature clips from the movie too!

It's A Wonderful Life Advent

Preaching Series

- Dec. 2: It's A Wonderful Life-Hope

- Dec. 9: It's A Wonderful Life-Peace

- Dec. 16: It's A Wonderful Life-Joy

- Dec. 23: It's A Wonderful Life-Love

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

- 5 p.m., Children & Family Service

- 7 p.m., Candlelight Service

- 11 p.m., Candlelight Service

Every service features beautiful music, a dynamic Christmas message and the magic of carol and candles.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Classes are Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Parlor (room 104), each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare; preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old in a brand new facility as part of the growing family & youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. The church also offers free VPK. The preschool's website is information, contact, or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of Cape Coral First will be talking about temptation and how to avoid it. The group will be looking at the life of Solomon from the Old Testament. Middle school students meet from 5-7 p.m. and high school students meet from 7-8:30 p.m. All students gather in The Intersection Youth Center, located on the upper floor of the church.

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!

DayBreak Fellowship

DayBreak Fellowship meets for a contemporary worship service at 6 p.m. Saturdays in the sanctuary of New Hope Baptist Fellowship, 431 Nicholas Parkway E., Cape Coral. Kids Church for children age 5 through 5th grade is available during the worship service along with a safe and caring nursery for babies through age four. Adult Small Group meets at 5 p.m. prior to the worship service.

The church is hosting a Christmas party with food, a Christmas program, and carols Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. The women's small groups will have a Christmas party and ornament exchange Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Locations vary; please call the church office for further information at 573-9009.

Diplomat Wesleyan Church

Amid the beautiful songs sung by our Royal Lords and Ladies, and the cries of "Wassail, Wassail," the public is invited to begin the Christmas season by attending the First Annual Diplomat Wesleyan Church, Madrigal Dinner. Dates for the fun and festivities today, Dec. 1, at Diplomat Wesleyan Church, 1833 Diplomat Parkway, E. The church sanctuary will be transformed into a royal dining hall so diners can expect near authenticity in the dcor, banquet fare, and costuming according to the Rev. Rick Stevens, pastor at Diplomat Wesleyan Church.

A whole array of olde English characters such as the town crier, court jester, conjurer, and beggars will mingle and entertain the guests during the evening. And then there is the food.

Announced by a brass fanfare, the menu will include, warm rolls with butter, savory tomato basil soup, broasted chicken, succulent barbeque ribs, fresh corn on the cob, baked beans, and a sparkling dessert. Catering is provided by Smoke'n Pit.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on line at or by phoning 239-772-8788 for reservations. Seating is limited, so please order early. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. With dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:25 a.m. to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, start at 9:15 a.m. During the worship service, a Sunday school hour for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30, dinner is served in Fellowship Hall, followed by a time of prayer at 6 p.m. The children's program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well. There will be no evening activities Sunday night.

Counseling services are offered 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.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is located at 701 Mohawk Parkway. For more information, visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Presbyterian Church

The cattle will be lowing at Faith Pres-byterian Church from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. Live alpacas, goats, chickens and a host of other animals will take center stage in this realistic visit to Bethlehem. Scenes from "that holy night" will be located around the church's parking lot for you to walk through and enjoy.

Beware of the merchants, listen to the gossip,and pet a few animals at this unique Cape Coral event, which is sure to inspire children young and old during this Christmas season. Everyone is invited!

There is no charge for this event and parking is free.

Faith Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian community of joy and excitement that promises to love, comfort, and respect everyone through the challenging power of Christ. Faith is located at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

For additional information, please visit our website at or call 239-542-2858.

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 additional information, call the church office at 542-3703.

First Congregational Church

Fleamarket & Holiday Bazaar will be held at First Congregational Church, 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, today, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many vendors will be there selling holiday items, crafts, plants, housewares, collectibles and much more.

Inside the Andersen Hall you may purchase a homemade sloppy joe lunch and bake goods.

For additional information, call 2391574-6184. The church is currently looking for vendors.

For more information call 239 549-7938 or e-mail First Congregational Church is located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

Living Waters Family Worship Center

Living Waters Family Worship Center is a non-denominational, full-gospel, Holy Ghost-filled Christian church ministering in the Cape Coral/North For Myers area. It is a house of worship dedicated to prayer, praise and the teaching of God's Word.

Intercessory Prayer: 8 a.m.; Adult and Children's Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; and Wednesday Evening services, 7 p.m.

Living Waters Family Worship Center is located at 1025 Santa Barbara Blvd., in Cape Coral. Visit

St. Katharine Drexel

The Ladies Auxiliary at St. Katharine Drexel will be holding an Extravaganza Sale Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2-6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. top 3 p.m. There will be all new merchandise and bargains galore with everything priced from $1-$5. For more information, call Cecilia Schwartz, the auxiliary president, at 898-9542. St. Katharine Drexel is located at 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., in Cape Coral.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral 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: "The Gospel of Glory" (Romans 16:25-27)

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - Sermon: "Your Will BE Done on Earth" (Matthew 6:5-13)

The messages will be offered by Stephen Wetmore.

Our missionary of the month is Dr. Cornelius Hegeman, the academic dean of Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He supervises distance education for pastors around the world. He 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 more information, call 239-574-1424.



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