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Religion Notes

February 8, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church

All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church is hosting an Ethnic Pirohi Dinner today, Feb. 9, from 3-6:30 p.m.

Featured in the dinner will be pirohi, stuffed cabbage, vegetables and a dessert of your choice with coffee or tea for just $12 per person.

Baked goods will also be available for sale at the dinner.

The church is located at 10291 Bayshore Road, which is 1 1/4 miles east of exit 143 on I-75, in North Fort Myers.

For information, call 239-543-6363.

All Soul's Episcopal Church

Gerry Gardner of Compelled by Grace Ministry will present "Hearts that Matter Much," Saturday, Feb. 23, at All Soul's Episcopal Church, 14640 N. Cleveland Ave., in North Fort Myers.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. top 4:30 p.m. (lunch on your own). To register, visit or email

For additional information, call 239-543-7831.

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.

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 Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group Tuesday 6-8 p.m.from Feb. 12 through May 7. The church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd.

GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts of grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include "The Effects of Grief," "Why" and "Stuck in Grief."

For more information please contact Susan Johnson at 239-541-9099 after 5 p.m. or 239-728-7982.

Cape Coral First United

Methodist Church

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

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 started 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!

Cape First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church is a small church with a big heart that Gathers in Faith, Worshiping in Freedom and Living in Fellowship. Open to all, Worship Service is held every Sunday at 10 a.m., Bible Study is the first and third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m.

First Congregational Church is located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Call 239-574-6184. Please visit our website at

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.

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

On Sunday, Feb. 24, Fort Myers Shores Seventh-day Adventist 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.

Grace Community Church

Please join Grace Community Church for its 2nd Annual Pet Expo Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Grace Community Center, 4152 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers.

The event will feature local rescue shelters with animals seeking forever homes, a number of pet-related vendors, veterinarians, groomers, animal sitters and more. There will also be craft and food vendors, and pet contests. Face painting, tattoos and bounce houses will be provided for children.

Admission is a donation of dog or cat food to help stock the shelves of our Feed the Pack Pet Ministry. For more information, contact Carol at 574-7161 or visit our website at

Mother of God House

of Prayer Retreat Center

Mother of God House of Prayer Retreat Center at 17880 Cypress Creek Road in Alva will present a play-filled workshop exploring the dichotomy that connects the merriment of Mardi Gras and the quiet fasting of Ash Wednesday beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., and ending on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m. The cost of $100 includes meals for both days and overnight accommodations. Register early - maximum 8.

For reservations, call 239-728-3614 or email

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

6 p.m. - Sunday evening worship 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.



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