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December 24, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

All Soul's

Episcopal Church

All Soul's Episcopal Church invites the public to join the Amazing Love Healing Ministry for a Healing Conference featuring the teaching of Pastor Sharon Lewis and the Rev. Ron Kuykendall, Friday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m.

The event is free and open to both men and women.

All Soul's Episcopal Church is located at 14640 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers.

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.

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

Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Cape Baptist Church this Sunday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. The choir will be presenting the Christmas story in song. Following the musical presentation we will be having a candlelight service. You and your family are invited to attend this special, free event so don't miss out!

Other church events: Ladies Bible Study, Friday, at 10:30 a.m., and AWANA, Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m.

Join the church this Sunday as Pastor Holler continues his series in 1 Timothy.

Cape Baptist Church is located at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace in Cape Coral. For additional information, call 239-242-8022

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.

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 Blvd. South, 1/3 mile north of Veteran's Parkway. Visit or call 239-772-5683.

Cape Coral Church of Christ

Cape Coral Church of Christ invites everyone to learn to understand the Bible. Come and join the congregation for Bible study and worship services:

n Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Bible Study

n Sunday, 10 a.m., worship

n Sunday, 6 p.m., worship

n Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bible study

Cape Coral Church of Christ is located at 1010 S.W. 20th Ave. For information, call 239-283-4880.

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. 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

It's A Wonderful Life Advent Preaching Series continues Sunday Dec. 23 with "It's A Wonderful Life-Love."

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services:

n 5 p.m Children & Family Service

n 7 p.m. Candlelight Service

n 11 p.m. Candlelight Service

Bring a new family to one of our dynamic Christmas Eve Services.

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. During small group discussion time, you'll 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. You 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.

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 & youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Free VPK is 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.

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. Our Curbside Caf will also be open! All students, 6th -12th grade are welcome!

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

Have you put the ornaments on your Christmas tree yet? Crosspoint Christian Church got some ornaments that you probably need, not for your tree but for your life. Crosspoint invites everyone to its new message series, "The Christmas Tree," began Sunday, Dec. 9. This three-week series will focus on the ornaments of hope, grace and love that all of us could use in our lives.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place, Cape Coral. Worship services are at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m. every Sunday. A safe, enriching program for children birth through elementary is available during all three services.

For more information visit us at

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 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.

'Epiphany Episcopal Church

Epiphany Episcopal Church is located at 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., one block south of Veterans Parkway.

Refreshments will be served following the service. For more information, contact John Geib at 574-3200.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral

The church invites everyone to its special Christmas Cantata next Sunday, Dec. 23, at 10:25 a.m., and the candlelight service with Lessons in Carols on Christmas Eve from 6-7 p.m.

Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:25 a.m., to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, are offered starting at 9:15 a.m. During the worship service, a Sunday school hour for infants to Pre-K is available. Sunday evenings at 5:30, dinner is held together 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 Dec. 16.

The new year is just around the corner and Women of the Word is kicking off the 2013 year with an exciting new bible study! Starting Jan. 15, the women of EPC will be studying the book of Galatians. Two sessions are being offered, 9-11 a.m., and 6:30-8 p.m. If you have small children, bring them along, we have exciting activities planned for them! (Note: only in the 9-11 a.m. session). Registration will begin soon!

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, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Boulevard. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church visit or call 549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

Looking forward to Christmas is our Christmas series continuing this week through Christmas. The church is looking at Old Testament Prophecies pointing to the coming of the babe in a manger. Sunday morning, Dec. 23, The church will have a special play by our children and youth: The Christmas Box.

Faith Bible Fellowship is a young church in town with ordinary people, but an extraordinary God! Pastor Dan Roth and the FBF family invite everyone join the church for Praise and Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. It 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. For more information or directions, visit or call us at 239-458-0020.

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

Lucy's Love

and Light Ministries

Everyone is welcome to attend Lucy's Love and Light Ministry Christmas Spectacular.

The event will begin at 12 p.m., today, Dec. 22, and will feature hot meals, food, clothing, Christmas presents, music, and other wonderful gifts to those in need. We will be helping the homeless, needy and children of our community.

We expect to help at least 300 children and around 400 people altogether. Lucy's Love and Light Ministries is located at 2900 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.

Visit or call (239) 321-1543.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Come drive through Messiah Lutheran Church's annual Live Nativity Diorama tonight, Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m. A costumed cast re-enacts scenes from Bethlehem on the church grounds located 1 mile West of US 41 on the corner of Pine Island Road and Corbett Road. Bring family and friends, and enjoy the true meaning of the season. Free will offering.

Messiah Lutheran Church will hold a concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. The concert is called "Light One Candle," come join the Messiah Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and the Messiah Motet Ensemble as they celebrate the four Advent themes of peace, hope, joy, and love. Enjoy many of your favorite songs of the season accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. Freewill offering. Info: 239 995-0133.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral will hold the following services and programs Sunday, Dec. 23:

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - Sermon: "The Birth of a Savior" (Luke 2)

6 p.m. - Reading of the Nativity Accounts: "Glory to God: Good News to Men: Messages from the Nativity Accounts." (Selected Scripture from Matthew and Luke)

The messages will be offered by Stephen Wetmore.

Our Missionary of the Month is Dr. Sylvia Martinez. She runs the Luke Society in the Dominican Republic, giving care to the poorest of the poor among the people of that country and to Haitians near the border who work the sugar can fields.

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. We are 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.

For more information, call 239-574-1424.



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