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Religion Notes

November 15, 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 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 Branchof-life@juno.com or visit our website at www.Branchof-life.org.

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 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

Christmas Special! The public is invited to Cape Baptist's Christmas Special Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. The church choir will be singing dynamic songs about the birth of Jesus Christ. This is a free event so make plans to come!

Join the congregation 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 congregation will be hearing a message, "Being Filled with the Spirit." At the 6 p.m. service the study in The Life of Samson will continue.

AWANA Youth Club is for kids 3 years old through 6th grade and is every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Hey Teens! Come to our Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th-12th grades, you are welcome. The group meets every Friday from 7-9 p.m. The group plays crazy games, enjoys snacks and learns how God wants teens to live their lives.

For more information, contact the church at (239) 242-8022 or visit the website www.capebaptist.org.

Cape Baptist Church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Cape Christian Fellowship

The Cape Coral Holiday of Festival of Lights is an annual tradition with a 25-year history here in our city, and this year, for the fourth year in a row, Cape Christian is going to be a important part of that tradition.The church will be providing a free children's play area for families, and our worship team will be performing a concert! The festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Much more information on this event will be available in the weeks to come.

Whether you enjoy seeing a new movie, walking hand in hand on the beach, competing in a round of putt-putt or just talking over coffee, it's important that you and your spouse spend time investing in one another and enjoying each other's company. Cape Christian makes this easier than ever through the Great Date Night program! Great Date Nights give couples the opportunity to enjoy an evening together without the stress and expense of finding a babysitter. Safe, affordable childcare and fun activities are the program's premier benefits, and we also offer several optional sets of fun, unique date instructions! The next Great Date Night will be held Saturday, Nov. 23. Just be sure to register for childcare by Monday, Nov. 18. For more on the Great Date Night program, and to register for childcare, visit www.capechristian.com/date.

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

Cape Christian offers a variety of weekend services: The Friday night service is held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30 p.m., and it's is always followed by an exciting event or activity. On Friday, Nov. 22, there will be a Pie Bake-off. For all the latest on Family Nights, check out www.capechristian.com/familynights.

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 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 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 our Chiquita and Island Coast campuses. An additional worship gathering for middle and high school students takes place at our Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

The church also feature 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 will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17.

There are always new and exciting opportunities for you and your family to worship, serve and grow together, as well as to find help and support, here at Cape Christian. 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 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. It meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at dball@capecoral-first.org

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 www.foundationselc.org. 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 mrichardson@capecoralfirst.org 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!

The church is at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

Call 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!

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.

Crosspoint Church

Have you taken an inventory of all the stuff you own lately? Have you made a list of all the things you want? When is enough, enough? In a new four-week series, "Enough," Crosspoint Church will help to bring some Biblical wisdom to our financial situation as well as struggle to find the tipping point.

Everyone is invited to Crosspoint for the series, which began Nov. 3.

Crosspoint offers three identical worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching environment for children birth through elementary is offered during each service.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place, in Cape Coral. For more information visit us on the web at crosspointcape.com

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.

If you are looking for an amazing school for your children to attend, look no further! While most schools focus on academics alone, 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. Throughout the school community, shared values, perspectives, and biblical standards are reinforced to support what you teach at home and to encourage your children to live lives that honor God.

Enrollment for 2013-2014 school year continues. All of the forms and information you need to apply are available going to pcslions.org. 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 www.epchurch.net 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 www.FaithCapeCoral.org.

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.

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

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

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

n AA Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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

For information, call 239-542-3703.

First Church of God

Pastor Don Neace of First Church of God has announced the schedule for International Weekend, Nov. 22-24, which will include services Friday and Saturday evening at 7 and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m..

Dr. Trevor Belcher, former pastor at FCOG, will be the guest speaker at all services. Old friends as well as current members of FCOG will enjoy visiting with Dr. Belcher and his wife, Shana, at a dessert fellowship following the Friday evening service. The Belchers currently live in Virginia.

Soul stirring congregational and special music is planned for all services. Friday evening will feature special music by The Rev. Don and Lisa Neace and Saturday evening, Rachael Sparks, a student at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, will surely be a blessing to all who attend!

Sunday morning, First Church of God will hold a joint service with Iglesia Renacer and Pastor Efrain Torres in celebrating "International Flag Day." Members of both churches will participate in the parade of flags by carrying their national flag of origin. More than 20 countries will be represented.

Following the service everyone will enjoy an international buffet potluck of tamales, Greek & Jerk chicken, peas and rice and flan plus many more regional favorites.

Come and enjoy the music, the word and the fellowship with God's people!

First Church of God is at 2213 Country Club Blvd., just three blocks north of Veteran's Parkway. Telephone 239-574-5213. Please visit our website 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.

Visitors will quickly discover that 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 Saturday at 9 a.m.), choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebrations, coffee hour and many fellowship events.

For more information, call 239-574-6184 or www.firstchurchcape.org.

Coming events:

n Thanksgiving Day Potluck Dinner at noon Thursday, Nov. 28, all are welcome, call to sign up.

n Holiday Bazaar & Farmer's Market Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - lunch available along with 70 vendors selling hand crafted Items, farmers market, baked goods, collectibles, books, guy stuff, Christmas Items and a Rummage /Tag Sale Table. Something for everyone - outside and inside the hall. Plenty of parking.

There's still room for more vendors! Call 239549-7938.

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral

The First Annual Singspiration, two hours of praise and worship, began at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at 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. 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 www.sdaccc.org for more information.

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 -?sermon: "Jesus is King" (Jeremiah, Selected Scripture)

6 p.m. - Worship service - Sermon: "Did Jesus Die for You."

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

Nov. 20: 6:30-9 p.m. - Youth Group

Nov.28: 10 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day Service

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 www.sermon-audio.com/trinityreformed.

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

 
 
 

 

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