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Religion Notes

May 31, 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 Branchoflife@juno.com or visit our website at www.Branchoflife.org.

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: Cape4Christ.com. 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 host Vacation Bible School. The theme is "Investigation Destination" and it will held June 1014, from 68 p.m. All kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome to attend this exciting event. Kids will enjoy becoming "Truth Detectives" as they search out clues about the King of Kings. Also, they can look forward to playing active games, singing songs, doing some really neat crafts, winning prizes and much more. This year we will be giving out a bike to the boy and girl who earn the most points. Call today to register. The church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral. The phone number is 239-242-8022.

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 www.capebaptist.org or call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church, 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Cape Christian Fellowship

This weekend, Cape Christian Fellowship will begin its new message series, 1st Corinthians, with the message "Wisdom and Foolishness-Chapter 1." This series is an in-depth look at the book of 1st Corinthians, a timeless source of inspiration and instruction that's still relevant to our lives today!

If you're seeking a job or a change of careers, the church invites you to sign up for the Workforce Empowerment Ministry. This ministry aims to teach people who are unemployed, under-employed or seeking a change of job or career how to take control of the job search while growing in their spiritual journey through a series of practical workshops led by experienced Christian business professionals. Find out more and get connected at www.capechristian.com/workforce.

The church has two great activities for children coming up this summer!

This Sunday, June 2, is the last day to sign up for Vacation Bible School, an exciting week-long adventure for kids from 3 years old through 5th grade. It will be held at the Chiquita Campus from June 3-7. The event costs just $10 per child for the entire week, and both morning (9 a.m. to noon) and evening (6-9 p.m.) sessions are available. To discover details about the event, register your child, invite your friends, and more, visit www.capechristian.com/vbs. The registration deadline is this Sunday at 3 p.m.

Next up is our Cape Christian Kidz Camp: three unique week-long summer camp programs for kids from 1st - 6th grade. Each program has its own theme, and you can sign up for one, two or all three. The first camp begins Monday, June 10, and the last ends Friday, June 28. Activities for all programs last from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each week day. Find out more and sign up online at www.capechristian.com/kidzcamp.

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 capechristian.tv).

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:

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

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

n At Church Online (www.capechristian.tv): 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 www.capechristian.com or contact the church office at 239-772-5683. To join in the conversation, visit www.facebook.com/capechristian.

Cape Coral Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will be holding Vacation Bible School June 24-28. The program, entitled Colossal Coaster World Facing Fear, Trusting God, is open to children 3-12 and meets daily from 9-11:45 a.m.

The cost is $5 per child. To register visit www.capecoralchurch.com to get your form. For additional information, contact Shari Gordon at 239-574-1148 or shari@capecoralchurch.com.

The church is located at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral

Cape Coral First

United Methodist Church

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 www.capecoralfirst.org. 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 dball@capecoralfirst.org

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 www.foundationselc.org. 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 mrichardson@capecoralfirst.org 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 www.capecoralfirst.org. 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 www.capevineyard.com/vbs

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 Crosspointcape.com or call 239-574-1422.

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church

Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church's VBS will be from June 3-7, from 6-8:45 p.m. each day. This year's theme is "Kingdom Rock - Where Kids Stand Strong for God." Children from age 3 to those entering 5th grade may come and enjoy this free program. For more information, call the church office at 239-481-3233.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral is offering Vacation Bible School this summer from July 8-12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided every day and the entire program is free! VBS is open to kids entering Kindergarten through completed 5th grade. Please register by calling 549-5556, extension 10, or by going to epcvbs.weebly.com

The church offers counseling services 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.

Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:25 a.m. to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes for all ages start at 9:15 A.M. During our worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30, there's a dinner in our Fellowship Hall followed by a time of prayer. The children's program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is located at 701 Mohawk Parkway, across from Wal-Mart on Skyline Boulevard. For more information on Evangelical Presbyterian Church, visit www.epchurch.net 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 www.FaithCapeCoral.org.

For more information, call (239) 542-2858. Want to read more? Please visit us at www.FaithCapeCoral.org 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, 4117 Coronado Parkway, has announced the calling of a new senior pastor, Dr. James H. Wigton and his wife, Jackie, to our church. Dr. Wigton comes from First Baptist in Brunswick, Georgia. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

If you do not have a church home, we would like to extend an invitation to you to come visit the church and meet the new pastor.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 truegraceofgod.org or by calling 772-1400 Ask about a special discount price on VBS T-shirts with pre-registration!

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: "The Century of False Teachers ... in the Church" (2 Peter 1:2).

6 p.m. - Sunday worship service; Sermon: "Comfort in Captivity?" (Isaiah 40).

June 5: 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Prayer Meeting &?Fellowship Night at the Parsonage.

June 19: 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Youth Group

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 www.sermon-audio.com/trinityreformed.

Trinity Reformed Church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1424 for information.

 
 

 

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