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May 17, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is a spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St., Cape Coral. Sunday Services are 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 our ministries and community outreach call the church office at 239-464-4803, e-mail us at or visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

"Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage" is the title of the new message series began April 7. Love, marriage and family are true sources of fulfillment in life. Yet many are left disappointed by their experience in one or all three of these areas. Lowering the bar or changing the standard will not solve the dilemma. We need to rediscover the foundation for these important aspects of life so they can be experienced as they were designed, perfect gifts from our Heavenly Father. Come renew the foundation of your relationships and experience the fulfillment only God can give in every area of your life.

On Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their Overview of the Old Testament in the Cape Alliance family room. Come to learn about the Bible and bring a friend.

Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, Older Adults Knowing the Savior study various Bible books and topics. All adults are welcome to participate.

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.

Our Student Ministries meet on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. All students in grades 612 are welcome to join us!

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; KIDMO worship for children age 5 through 5th grades.

Cape Baptist Church

Cape Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School this summer. Kids 3 years old through 6th grade are invited to come and enjoy this exciting time of games, crafts and lessons about Jesus! The dates for VBS are June 10 - 14, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Join the church this Sunday for morning worship service at 11. Guests will be blessed and encouraged by the teaching of God's Word by Pastor Holler.

For more information about these events or any of our ministries, visit our website at or call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church, 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Cape Christian Fellowship

This weekend, we are excited to have Pastor Wes Furlong continue our latest message series, Knowledge, with the message "The Key To All Great Solutions (II)." Knowledge focuses on moving from an understanding of ideas and doctrines about God to a true knowledge of Him.

Vacation Bible School, an exciting week-long adventure for kids from 3 years old through 5th grade, is coming to our Chiquita Campus from June 3-7. The event costs just $10 per child for the entire week, and both morning (9 a.m. - noon) and evening (6-9 p.m.) sessions are available. For details about the event, register your child, invite your friends, and more, visit

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. We have three campuses: the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Blvd., S), the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway), and Church Online (at

Friday night services are held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30 PM and are always followed by exciting after-service events and activities.

Sunday service times are as follows:

- At the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Boulevard S): 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

- At the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway): 10:30 a.m.

- At Church Online ( 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Childcare, classes and services for children from 3 months old through 8th grade are available at every weekend service at our Chiquita and Island Coast campuses. An additional worship gathering for middle school students takes place at our Chiquita Campus on Tuesday evenings at 6. Our high school students have their own gathering at the Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

The church also features a special prayer service, Unveiled: A Night of Worship, Prayer, and Healing, on the third Sunday of each month at our Chiquita Campus at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available for children from 3 months old through 3rd grade during Unveiled. The next Unveiled service will be held this Sunday, May 19.

There are always plenty of new and exciting things happening at Cape Christian's campuses, from special worship services to service opportunities to chances for you and your family to find help and support. For more information on Cape Christian and all of its activities, check out or contact the church office at 239-772-5683. To join in the conversation, visit

Cape Coral First

United Methodist Church

Sermon Series: Women Most Important to Jesus

- May 19 - The Woman at the Well

- May 26 - Mary and Martha

Hear ye, hear ye June 2-6 you are hereby invited to join us for Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School!

The theme this year is "Kingdom Rock - Where Kids Stand Strong for God!" Children will learn about God through music, games, science discovery and Bible stories. VBS will start Sunday, June 2, and run through Thursday, June 6. Best of all, we offer all of this for free for children age 3 to rising 5th graders.

VBS starts each day at 5:30 p.m. with a free dinner for all children. For children 3 years old to Kindergarten, VBS ends at 7:30 p.m. For children 1st grade through 5th grade, VBS last until 8:30 p.m.

For 3 year olds to Kindergartners who have older siblings in 1st-5th grade VBS, child care will be provided until 8:30 p.m., so you can pick them up at the same time!

To register for this great adventure, go online at Find the VBS logo and click to register.

Please call the church office at 239-542-4051 if you have any questions.

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. Starts April 23, from 6 to 8

Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

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 CCFUM. FreeVPK will be offered starting Aug. 13. The preschool's website is Small class sizes are offered 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 UMC will meet from 5-7 p.m. Middle and High School students gather in The Intersection Youth Center, located on the upper floor of the church. The Curbside Cafe will also be open! It will feature incredible loaded nachos, pizza, candy and concessions at minimal prices for students. All students, 6th -12th grade are welcome!

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.

Come as you are!

Cape First Congregational Church

Sunday services are at 10 a.m.; Bible Study 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

The church is at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral.

For additional information, call 239 574-6184.

Cape Vineyard

VBS is back at Cape Vineyard! The week of June 10-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available for all students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2013/2014 school year. A lunch and snack will be provided for your child each day. Did we mention that all of this is for free! Space is limited so sign up today at

Crosspoint Christian Church

The Story continues at Crosspoint Christian Church. We're taking a journey through the Bible together discovering how our story is part of God's story.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. There are three worship opportunities every Sunday at 9:00, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe enriching program for children birth through elementary is offered during each of our worship experiences.

For more information, visit or call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

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

Faith Presbyterian Church

A summer kids' event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral from Monday, June 3, to Friday, June 7.

At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into a delicious dinner, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale-a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned.

Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8 p.m. in Faith Center.

Kingdom Rock is for kids from 3 years old through those who have completed 5th Grade, and will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $5 per child for the week; includes dinner and all activities.

Pre-registrations are now being taken; registration forms are available at the church office at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL. and on Faith website

For more information, call (239) 542-2858. Want to read more? Please visit us at for more church information.

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, FL.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral is offering the following 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.

Al-Anon Tuesdays at 10:00a.m. Beginners Meeting

Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Regular Meeting

Al-Anon - Wednesdays at 8:00p.m. Men's Meeting and Women's Meeting

AA Thursdays at 7:00p.m.

Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30a.m.

For additional information on the church's programs, call the church office at 239-542-3703.

Grace Baptist Church

A brand new Vacation Bible School! Wanted: Young explorers who are ready to dig into God's Word. Through the story of Joseph, we will unearth the truth about the God who rules. For children who have completed kindergarten through finished 6th grade.

Meeting at Grace Baptist Church, 1300 Ceitus Terrace, Cape Coral, June 24-28, from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register online at or by calling 772-1400

Ask about a special discount price on VBS T-shirts with pre-registration!

Grace Bible Church

Grace Bible Church, pastored by Richard Blue, has a food ministry called OneHarvest. There are many types of food boxes that can be ordered either through the website of or through a local host site, Grace Bible Church being one of several in the area.

The price is reasonable and the food is of good quality. The food is picked up each month at the church, normally the third Saturday of the month. Orders are taken through out the month.

Grace Bible Church's phone number is 694-8029 and the contact number for Oneharvest is 239-910-7726. The church website is

Please see the either the OneHarvest or church website for more information.

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. - Worship service, Sermon: "TheWord More Sure" (2 Peter 2:12-21).

6 p.m. - Sunday worship service; Sermon: "Temptation: Let's Get Practical"?(Selected Scripture).

May 22: 6:30 p.m. - Youth Group Meeting.

The messages will be delivered by the Rev. Stephen Wetmore.

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Dr. Cornelius Hegeman. He is academic dean of Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He supervises distance education for pastors around the world. He himself 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. 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 in Cape Coral.

Call 239-574-1424 for additional information about the church or its programs.



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