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January 18, 2013
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.

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

Hey kids! Join Cape Baptist Church each Wednesday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for Awana youth clubs! Awana is an energetic youth club for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Ladies are invited to attend the weekly Bible Study Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Currently the group is studying the amazing life of Joseph.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Holler will be speaking on the Heart of God and God's love for His creation. Visit the church's website at For more information about Awana, call 239-242-8022 and ask for Pastor Rod. Cape Baptist Church is located at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral First United

Methodist Church

The Who Is This Man series continues at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church.

n Jan. 20, Who Is This Man?: The Healing Ministry of Jesus

n Jan. 27, Who Is This Man?: Building Your House on the Rock

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. 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. The group meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. CCFUMC will be offering this Biblically based 13-week support group. Divorce Care meets from 6-8 p.m. Child care is available upon advanced request. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation. Questions? Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

Alpha starts Wednesday, Jan. 23. It is a 12-week course to learn about the basics of Christianity. We will explore the meaning of life, faith and God in a relaxed setting. The class time will be from 6-8 p.m. Childcare will be available upon request. More information to come!

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. The preschool's website is For information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of Cape Coral First UMC meets from 5-7 p.m. All Middle and High School students gather in The Intersection Youth Center. 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!

Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

The Cape Coral Elder's Quorum is sponsoring a community wide pig roast for the purpose of a canned food collection for local middle school children. The event will take place today, Jan. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 1928 Chiquita Blvd., in Cape Coral.

The Women's Relief Society will be providing side dishes. We are linking with "Not in My City" for this food drive purpose and the total goal of collection efforts is 600,000 pounds of food. Requested items include peanut butter; jelly; pasta and sauce; granola bars; Ramen noodles; packaged fruit snacks; individual oatmeal packets; canned tuna; canned ham; canned chicken; canned beef; soups; canned vegetables; canned fruits; hamburger helper; tuna helper; mac and cheese; all kinds of beans; and rice.

This is an emergency food drive for the backpack program offered to children in Skyline Elementary and Patriot Elementary in Cape Coral, Bonita Springs Elementary and Bonita Springs Middle School Tropic Isles Elementary in North Fort Myers, Treeline Elementary and Fort Myers Middle School in Fort Myers, and Lehigh Elementary School.

The food will be gathered together with other churches and businesses donations Saturday, Feb. 23, at Schooner Bay Realty, located at 1210 Del Prado Blvd., S. For more information contact Jack Smith at 239 671-1003 Media, please contact Guynell Krzak at 239 677-8833

Crosspoint Christian Church

The Story continues at Crosspoint Christian Church. The Story is a journey through the story of the Bible from beginning to end. The story will help you see the Bible in a new and inspiring way. If you have struggled to understand how the Bible fits together, this series will help put it all in focus.

A safe, enriching program for children birth through fifth grade is available during all of our Sunday worship experiences.

Crosspoint meets at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. It has three worship services every Sunday at 8:30, 9:50 and 11:10 a.m.

Everyone is invited. To learn more visit our website at or call 574-1422.

Messiah Lutheran Church

At 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, Messiah Lutheran Church, located one mile west of U.S. 41 at the corner of Northeast Pine Island Road and Corbett Road, the "von Renfroe" family will present selections from Bach (J.S. to PDQ?}, Brahms, Rutter, operas and more.

The admission for this concert is non-perishable food, to be donated to the food pantry at All Soul's Episcopal Church. For additional information, call 239 995-0133.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church welcomes the Chrysalis Chamber Players in concert Saturday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m., in the sanctuary.

Free and open to the public, this concert will feature music for flute, trumpet, violin, and piano. They will perform works by Martinu, Stephenson, and Ewazen.

New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., in Fort Myers, just one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. For more information, please call the New Hope church office at 239-274-1230 or visit their website at

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

Women of the Word began an exciting new Bible study Tuesday, Jan. 15. The women 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, the church will have exciting activities planned for them! (Note: only in the 9-11 a.m. session.) Registration is open! Call 549-5556.

The church offers counseling services to individuals, couples and groups. 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.

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 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 the 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 is located at 701 Mohawk Parkway. For additional information, visit or call 549-5556.

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church

Today, Jan. 19, Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a revival starting at 9:15 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Then on Sunday, Feb. 24, the church will hold a FUN TIME Fund Raiser Formal Banquet & Program at 4 p.m. Contributions $25 each, children ages 3 to 10 $10 each and children under 3 free.

Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 14830 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Call Pastor Robert Ferguson at 239-878-6750.

Trinity Reformed Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral will hold the following services:

9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for children and adults.

10:30 a.m. - Sunday morning worship service - Sermon: "The Gospel of Forgiveness in Blood" (Hebrews 9:22)

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship service - Sermon: "Prayer for Pardon" (Matthew 6:22)

Jan. 23: 11:30 a.m. - Women's Luncheon in the parsonage

Feb. 3: Missionary Rev. Allen Vander Pol will be presenting his work for MINTS Seminary. He will also be leading the morning and evening worship services. A Fellowship Luncheon will be served immediately after the morning service.

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. Rev. Vander Pol was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church for 13 years before he went into full-time missions.

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.

Unitarian-Universalist Church

The Ralph Votapek Trio will open the 14th season of the Signature Chamber Concerts Sunday, Jan. 27, presenting celebrated pianist Ralph Votapek, winner of the first Van Cliburn competition, clarinetist Paul Votapek and violinist Geoffrey Day. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, off Daniels Parkway, west of I-75 in Fort Myers.

The concert will be followed by a reception at which audience members are invited to meet and speak with the performers. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale by phone at 239 303-9165. Further information may be obtained from

The concert venue is acclaimed by performers and audiences alike for its excellent acoustics. Signature Chamber Concerts was established in 1999 to promote the fine and performing arts in the Fort Myers community.



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