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January 3, 2014
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 or visit our website at

Buddhist Meditation Center

"Overcoming Anger, Irritation and Frustration" - learn how to reduce these painful minds using simple, practical methods Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6338 Presidential Court, Fort Myers (off of College Parkway across from Edison College).

Methods are based on Buddha's teachings, that can easily be applied in daily life, with guided meditation lead by American Buddhist nun Kelsang Jangchen.

The cost is $20. Drop-in or pre-register at or call 239-454-5572

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 the congregation this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for a new series on Bible Prophecy. This series is titled "Things to ComeWhat the Bible Says About the Future and Mankind." During the 11 a.m. service we will be hearing a message, Being Filled with the Spirit. At the 6 pm service the study in The Life of Samson continues.

AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years. old through 6th grade and is held each Thursday from 6:30pm 8:00. Kids have an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Hey Teens! You are encouraged to come to our Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th 12th grades you are welcome. We meet every Friday from 7:00pm 9:00pm. We play crazy games, have snacks and learn how God wants teens to live their lives.

Visit our website at For more information call 239-242-8022. Cape Baptist Church, 435 SE 10th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

Cape Christian Fellowship

There's a lot coming up in 2014 at Cape Christian. The next Men's Breakfast will take place Saturday, Jan. 4, from 8-9 a.m., in the Student Auditorium at the Chiquita Campus. This month's speaker will be covering the topic of what it means to be a man of discernment. The next Women's Breakfast will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9-11 a.m., in the Worship Auditorium at the Chiquita Campus. This month's speaker will address the plight of at-risk children and cover what our community is doing to help. Visit

FamJam, a 45-minute, lighthearted, high-energy interactive stage production that uses music, dancing, videos, storytelling and comedy to showcase a biblically-inspired virtue, is held every month during the school year. The next show will take place at the Chiquita Campus Friday, Jan. 10. Showtimes are at 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Auditorium and 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Auditorium. For more on FamJam, visit

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. It has three campuses: Chiquita Campus, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., S.; Island Coast Campus, 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 at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30, and it's followed by an event or activity. On Friday, Jan. 10, FamJam will be featured. For all the latest on Family Nights, 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 10:15 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.

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

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

The Advent Series "Christmas is NOT Your Birthday" 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 starts Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6-8 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 beginning Jan. 7, from 6-8 p.m. Childcare is available upon advanced request. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation. Contact Pastor Ball at

Network is a dynamic three-session process to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and guide them to a place of meaningful service in the church. Network classes begin Wednesday Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Contact Pastor Nako Kellum at

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old. The preschool's website is Contact or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of CCFUMC 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. 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!

Covenant Presbyterian Church

"Aspects of Peacemaking" will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 8, by the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church. DeYoe is a scholar, an astute observer of politics and an advocate for social justice in Lee County and beyond. The one hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. preceded by coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 2439 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-334-8937 or visit for additional information.

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

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 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! 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. 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 at 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

Faith Bible Fellowship

Come join us each Sunday morning. Also Wednesday night is our small group ministry: Connections. You are welcome to join us as we worship, pray, study the Word of God and fellowship. Our Kairos youth ministry gathers on Friday nights. Please call the church office for additional details at 239-458-0020.

Faith Bible Fellowship is an exciting new church with the vision to reach our community with the Gospel and equip believers to live a life worthy of the call of Christ.

Pastors Dan Roth, Bob Hamway and the Faith Bible Fellowship family invite you to join us for our Contemporary Praise and Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. Ministry to children is provided during the service. Faith Bible Fellowship meets on Sundays at the Cape Coral Youth Center, located off of Santa Barbara Blvd and Mid Cape Terrace. At 315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral.

For more information or directions, call 239-458-0020 or click

Fellowship Life Church

Come join Fellowship Life Church for exhilarating worship and sound relevant Bible teaching Sundays at 10 a.m., at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991.

Fellowship Life Church is a new non-denominational church where all faiths, backgrounds and cultures are welcome.

For more information, contact Pastor Mark at 239-770-6103 or

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

The First Church of God, 2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, holds the following services: Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Adult Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Worship Service; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Children and Youth Ministry; All Church Prayer Meeting; Friday, 4 p.m., prayer meeting at the Grants. For information, call 239-574-5271 or visit

First Church of God's mission is teaching God's word-transforming lives and building the kingdom.

Sunday morning at 9:30, the congregation and guests can hear the sounds the "Praise Team" rehearsing in the sanctuary and 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.

On Jan. 8, the church will have another "Souper Supper" followed by a time of taking Christmas decoration down and sprucing up the church.

Special events are planned each month so follow this column and check our web-site for latest updates!

Rev. Gary Garmon, representing Florida Church of God Ministries, will be a guest at the morning worship service Jan. 12.

First Church of God is at 2213 Country Club Blvd in Cape Coral. Telephone 239-574-5271. Please visit our web site 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 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

Coming events:

- Jan.11 at 4 p.m. will be the 6th Matinee Musicale; Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, with Rebecca Humphries, Viola di Gamba. Tickets are $15 (in advance) which includes gourmet refreshments following the concert. Call the church office for tickets at 239 574-6184.

- Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. will be a potluck supper and program, bring a dish to share and come join in some great food, entertainment/education and fellowship.

- Feb. 2 at 10 a.m., Worship Service the "Fools for Christ" clown service will present the worship service. These are young teens touch people in many different ways clowning around for Jesus.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church will present Barbara Weiss, Harpsichord & Friends on Sunday, Jan 12, at 3 p.m. Her versatility and engaging performances of Renaissance and classical music have delighted audiences and critics alike. Admission is $12.

Messiah Lutheran is located at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, at the corner of Northeast Pine Island Road and Corbett Road, in Cape Coral.

For more information, call 239 995-0133.

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Is the Bible book of Revelation a mystery to you? Watch Comcast channel 10 on Sundays from 3:30 - 4 p.m. to discover how the Bible book of Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today It's also available on Dish Network channel 49.

The series presented by Dr. Roger Lucas, a pastor and Bible teacher for many years.

You can also watch the series on your computer at

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is offering a six-week series entitled "Catholics Returning Home." Meetings began Thursday, Dec. 26, and run from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the parish hall.

The sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church.

Call Jane DiPaola at 573-8766.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

Jan. 5:

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

6 p.m. - Worship service: Sermon

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

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen Vander Pol. He is a missionary and professor for Miami International Seminary (MINTS). He writes theology courses in English for students around the world who study with MINTS. 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.

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. Call 239-574-1424.



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