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January 10, 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

AWANA - Come out this Thursday for a great time of fun! AWANA youth club is for kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade. It is held each Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. This is an exciting time playing games, winning prizes and learning about Jesus Christ.

Impact - teens are invited to come to the Impact Youth Group. If you are in 7th12th grades, you are welcome. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:308. The group plays games, have snacks and learn how God wants teens to live their lives.

Ladies' Bible Study - A weekly Bible study is held every Friday at 2 p.m., diving into the inexhaustible Word of God. Currently the group is studying "Women of the Bible."

Join the congregation this Sunday at 11 a.m. for a time spent in God's Word! Pastor Holler brings timely truths and practical tips from the Bible on day-to-day Christian living.

Cape Baptist Church is at 435 S.E. 10th Terr. For information, call 239-242-8022.

Cape Christian Fellowship

The first Great Date Night of the new year is almost here! 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. The Great Date Night program makes this easy by giving you 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 Saturday, Jan. 25. You must register for childcare by Monday, Jan. 20. For more on the Great Date Night program, and to register for childcare, visit

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

Cape Christian is a contemporary church with a focus on helping families experience God's fullness. It is located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., South, and offers a variety of weekend services.

The Friday night service is held at 6:30, and it's always followed by an exciting event or activity. On Friday, Jan. 17, Pizza in the Park, with pizza for just $1 per slice, while be held. For all the latest on Family Nights, check out

Sunday morning services are held at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Online services at are held Sundays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Childcare, classes and services for children from 3 months old through 8th grade are available during the Friday evening and Sunday morning services. An additional worship gathering for middle and high school students takes place 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 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 started 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 is offering this Biblically based 13-week support group, which began 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!

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.

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 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 the public to join the church for its 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 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

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

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

Fellowship Life Church

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

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

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

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

- Feb. 2 , The "Fools for Christ" clown service will be part of the 10 a.m. worship service. These are young teens that touch people in many 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 of Cape Coral

Is the Bible book of Revelation a mystery to you?

Watch Comcast Channel 10 Monday - Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, to discover how the book of Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today.

The program is also available on Dish Network Channel 49. On Saturday and Sunday it is available from 3:30 - 4 p.m.

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

The series can also be viewed on a 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 for any additional information.

Temple Beth El

Rabbi Harold Kush-ner, author of the best-selling book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," will lead a public lecture on "Knowing Your Life has Made a Difference" Sunday, Jan. 12, in Fort Myers.

Kushner's appearance is being presented by Hope HealthCare Services.

Dinner with Kushner begins at 5 p.m. at the Crown Colony Golf & Country Club, followed by the lecture on grief, loss and faith, at Temple Beth El at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $125 for dinner and $35 for the lecture. Both events are open to the public.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 239-433-0018, extension 101.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1928 Chiquita Blvd., S., in Cape Coral will host its 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Food Drive.

Lee Memorial Health System's purple Bloodmobile will be a part of the drive to help combat blood shortages in Lee County. Attendees are requested to bring non-perishable food items and/or donate blood.

All donations stay locally to help those in need in Lee County.

Everyone is invited and as a thank you to the donors who bring food or donate blood, the church is sponsoring a free pig roast lunch with side dishes and desserts. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been selected as the recipient for the food donations.

For additional information, call 239-677-8833.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

Jan. 12:

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 - "The Gospel of Mark:?Introduction" (Mark 1)

6 p.m. - Worship service: Sermon - "Persever-ance of the Saints" (Romans 8)

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

Jan 19: Missionary Rev. Allen Vander Pol will be leading the worship services and giving a presentation of his missionary work. There will be a fellowship luncheon following the morning service.

Jan. 22: 6:30-9 p.m. - Youth Group

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 / trinityreformed.

The church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway. Call 239-574-1424 for additional information.



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