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October 25, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life

Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellow-ship is a spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St., Cape Coral. 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. For information, call the church at 239-464-4803, e-mail or visit our website at

Cape Alliance Church

Join Cape Alliance Church every week at 9:30 a.m. for an uplifting and transforming time of worship grounded in God's word enriched with an authentic blend of traditional and contemporary music.

Women are invited to join in a study of the New Testament. Women in the Word meets Monday evenings, beginning at 7.

Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, Ordinary Adult Kingdom Seekers is a weekly Bible study for those who would like to learn more about the Bible.

On the 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.

Students meet at the Nomad Lounge Sunday nights at 6. All students in grades 612 are welcome!

Cape Alliance Church is at 4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral. Call 239-542-7844 or visit 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

Join Cape?Baptist Church this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for a new series on Bible Prophecy. This series is titled "Things to Come What the Bible Says About the Future and Mankind." During the 11 a.m. service, the message will be: "Being Filled with the Spirit." At our 6 p.m. service, the study "The Life of Samson" continues.

Come out this Thursday for a great time. AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade and is held each Thursday from 6:308 p.m. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Teens are encouraged to come to the Impact Youth Group. Students in 7th12th grades are welcome. The group, which meets every Friday from 79 p.m., plays crazy games, enjoys snacks and learns how God wants teens to live their lives.

Visit the church website at For more information, call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Cape Christian Fellowship

If your family is looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night together, we hope to see you Friday, Nov. 1, at FamJam!

This interactive stage production is a perfect opportunity for kids and parents to laugh and learn together through virtue-centered skits, stories, songs, dances and more! In addition to all the fun, you'll also be provided with free take-home tools that will help your family practice the virtues together all month long, because we believe that "what happens at home is more important than what happens here at church." For information on FamJam, visit

If you're interested in attending our new Island Coast Campus in the Northeast Cape, or if you'd like to meet our leaders and see what we're about, we invite you to come out to the free Island Coast Barbecue this Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The barbecue is in the cafeteria at Island Coast High School, 2125 De Navarra Parkway. The public is invited to the service held at Island Coast High School every Sunday morning at 10:45.

OneBlood will be bringing a bloodmobile to the Chiquita Campus during this Sunday's service. For more on OneBlood, visit

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. The church has three campuses: the Chiquita Campus, located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., S.; the Island Coast Campus, located at 2125 De Navarra Parkway; and Church Online, which can be accessed at

Cape Christian offers a variety of weekend services: The Friday night service is held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30, and it's followed by an exciting event or activity. Join the congregation Friday, Oct. 25, for the Fall Festival! Check out

Sunday services are held at: 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m, at the Chiquita Campus; 10:45 a.m. at the Island Coast Campus; and 10:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. at Church Online

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

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 Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church is holding a Grief-Share recovery seminar and support group Tuesdays, through Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m. The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd. GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts on grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include "The Effects of Grief," "Why," "Stuck in Grief," etc.

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

Cape Coral First United

Methodist Church

Celebrate Halloween at Cape Coral First United Methodist church with the annual Trunk or Treat celebration, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. There will be fun, music, games and trunkloads of candy. There will be free pizza, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. Bring friends and dress in your costume. The church is at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. You can see a slide show of last year's Trunk or Treat on the church's website under Children's Ministry at

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. It meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare; preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Free VPK is 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 UMC meets 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 Caf will also be open! All students, 6th-12th grade are welcome!

Call 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!

Crosspoint Christian Church

We love the climax of a great story. The suspense builds as you anticipate the one event that will change everything. Crosspoint is moving into Act 4 of our year long series, The Story and it includes the one event that will change everything.

The public is always invited. Crosspoint offers three identical worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through 5th grade is offered at all three services.

Crosspoint is at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. Visit or call 239-574-1422.

Epiphany Episcopal Church

The Annual Card Party and Luncheon will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. The event includes craft display tables and a bake sale. Bring your friends, get a table and enjoy yourselves. The cost is $10 person per person.

Mah Jong players are encouraged to attend; bring your own tiles. Call the church office 574-3200 or 540-1053.

Craft items will be on sale on sale at 9:30 a.m. Lunch consists of diced ham pasta salad, fruit gelatin cup, roll & butter, cupcakes and coffee or tea. Parking is free. Enter at the rear of the church building.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelican Presbyterian Church invites the public to join the congregation this Sunday for the worship service which starts at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brent Lauder will continue preaching from his Romans series. Sunday school classes for all ages start at 9:15 a.m.

Also, counseling, resume writing and career coaching services are available through EPC. There are no fees for members of EPC and a sliding scale fee for non-members. To make an appointment, call the church office at 239-549-5556, extension 18, and speak to our counselor, Colleen Shue.

Providence Christian School strives for academic excellence within the context of a program that addresses the whole child - mind, body and spirit. Class sizes are small; curriculum is enriched and varied with attention to the development of children as unique individuals In a loving climate, children are taught to be critical thinkers and challenged to make a positive and godly difference in their world.

Enrollment for 2013-2014 school year has begun. All of the forms and information you need to apply are available going to If you have any questions, please call the school office at 549-8024.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is at 701 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral. The website is and the phone number is 239-549-5556.

Faith Presbyterian Church

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. For more information, call (239) 542-2858 or visit

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

If you do not have a church home, First Baptist would like to extend an invitation to you to come visit the church and meet the new pastor.

First Baptist Church is offering the following community outreach meetings each week. All meetings are open to the public and are held on the church campus.

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

- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Regular Meeting

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

- AA Thursdays at 7 p.m.

- Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

For information, call 239-542-3703.

First Church of God

First Church of God's mission is "Teaching God's Word-Transforming Lives and Building the Kingdom." Regular services are held each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.

Sunday at 9:30 a.m., members and guests can hear the sounds the "Praise Team" rehearsing in the sanctuary as the adult Sunday school class assembles in the fellowship hall. As members and guests arrive there is a coffee and donut bar in the foyer to enjoy while visiting with friends, "Worship countdown" begins at 10:25 a.m. and worship starts at 10:30 a.m. A blend of contemporary, as well as traditional songs, prepares the worshipers for an inspiring, Bible based message from Pastor Don Neace.

Wednesday evening activities include adult bible study and prayer and also youth and teen programs at 7. On Friday afternoon at 4, there is a prayer meeting at the Grants' home.

The church has planned a Trunk or Treat event Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome! The church is also preparing for a weekend evening event Nov. 22 and 23 at 7 were old friends will fellowship, enjoy special music and hear dynamic preaching by former pastor, Dr. Trevor Belcher. The finale of the event will be on Sunday morning when we join with Racier Iglesia for International Sunday and the "Parade of Flags." This service will be followed by an "International Potluck Dinner"

First Church of God is at 2213 Country Club Blvd., in Cape Coral. Telephone 239-574-5271. Please visit the web at www.cogcapecoral,com

First Congregational Church

Join the First Congregational Church located at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, for worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. This is a "small church with a big heart" with people who gather in faith, worship in freedom and live in fellowship. The doors are always open as well as our hearts.

The church offers communion, Bible study (first and third Saturdays at 9 a.m.), choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebrations, coffee hour and many fellowship events.

For more information, call 239-574-6184 or

Coming events:

- Halloween Costume Pot Luck, 6 p.m., Oct. 30

- Special Gospel Music service followed by cookout/potluck Nov. 10.

There's still room for more vendors, call 239 549-7938.

Seventh-day Adventist

Church of Cape Coral

The Common Cause Praise Band will participate in the worship service on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. Please join the congregation to praise and worship God at 1813 El Dorado Parkway West, Cape Coral, off Chiquita Boulevard, south of Cape Coral Parkway. Bible Study starts at 9:30 a.m.

There will be a fellowship dinner following the worship service.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

9:15 - 9:55 a.m. - Sunday School (children and adults).

9:55 - 10:15 a.m. - Fellowship

10:20 a.m. - Announcements/prelude

10:30 a.m. - Worship service

6 p.m. - Worship service

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 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. It is part of the wider Reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

Listen to the church's sermons every week for free at

The church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1424

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral

Trade your fear for joy and salvation ... a series of messages based on the Gospel of Luke, presented by Elizabeth Talbot, speaker/director of the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, will be featured at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral. The messages will be presented live via satellite on Nov. 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16, from 7:30-8:45 p.m., at the Adventist Church Auditorium, 1813 El Dorado Parkway, West, (off Chiquita Boulevard, south of Cape Coral Parkway), in Cape Coral.

Contact Pastor Lucas at 540-1290 or for more information.

Center for Spiritual Living - Kirtaan

Community services are held at he "Center" the third Friday of each month. A love donation is optional. For information, call Rampersad at 239-673-9152; Sita at 239-772-0438; or the Spiritual Center at 239-574-6463.



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