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Religion Notes

May 16, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian

Fellowship Ministries

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship Ministries, at 4818 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral, is a non-denominational, spirit filled, contemporary Christian fellowship. Contact the church office for a listing of weekly programs, outreach ministry opportunities and The Master's School of Ministry. All are welcome.

For more information, call 239-464-4803, email or visit

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 in the Word, a study of the New Testament, 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.

Students meet at the Nomad Lounge Sunday nights at 6. All students in grades 6-12 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

All 7th - 12th graders are invited to come to Cape Baptist Church's Impact Youth Group. It meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8. The group plays games, enjoys snacks and learns how God wants teens to live their lives.

All kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome to visit the church each Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., for AWANA Youth Clubs. The club plays games and learns about Jesus.

The Ladies' Bible Study meets every Friday at 2 p.m. It is currently studying "Women of the Bible." All ladies are invited to attend.

For more information about these events or any of our ministries, visit the church's website at or call 239-242-8022.

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

Cape Coral Community Church

Are you tired of Christians??So am I. Check out Cape Coral Community Church's new sermon series: "This Ain't Religion" Sunday mornings at 9 and 10:45 now through June 22. #thisaintreligion

Cape Coral Community Church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Call 239-574-1148 or visit for additional information.

Cape Christian

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

The regular Friday night service is held at 6:30 and it's followed by Fridays in The Park. Fellowship Park, a space built by families for families, is open to everyone.

Sunday morning services are held at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Online services are available at on 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. Youth Night is a worship gathering for middle and high school students - they take over our campus every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. It's a challenging, fun, interactive and friendly environment.

The church also invites everyone to stop by throughout the week to enjoy coffee drinks, teas and other great menu items available at our caf, Tony & Ada's Coffee. Tony & Ada's serves premium, handcrafted coffee drinks prepared with high-quality beans ordered farmer direct from the best farmers around the globe. All proceeds from the sale of Tony & Ada's drinks are re-invested into local and global humanitarian causes.

The caf is open in the Worship Auditorium Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Find out more about Tony & Ada's at

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 on the conversation, visit

Cape Coral First United

Methodist Church

Sermon series: "Jesus Quest, Myth or Messiah?"

- May 18 - Why Did He Have to Die?

- May 25 - Who Do You Say That I Am?

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday from 6-9 p.m., transforming people with hurts, habits and hang-ups by connecting them to God and each other. Contact Ken Fox at 239-945-8477

In June, join the church for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School. The theme this year is "Weird Animals - Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind!" Children will learn about God through music, games, science discovery and Bible stories. VBS will start Sunday, June 1, and run through Friday, June 6. Best of all, the church offers all of this for free for children age 3 to rising 6th graders.VBS starts each day at 5:30 p.m. with a free dinner for all children. For children 3 years to Kindergarten, VBS ends at 7:30 p.m. For children 1st grade to rising 6th grade, VBS last until 8:30 p.m.

For 3-year-olds to Kindergartners who have older siblings in 1st 6th grade VBS, child care will be provided until 8:30 p.m., so you can pick them up at the same time!

Register at

Please call the church office at 239-542-4051 if you have any questions.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old, as part of the growing family and youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. The preschool's website is Small class sizes with an experienced staff and affordable rates are offered. A discount is available for children of "first responders" (police, fire, EMT) as well as Lee County teachers. Visit, tour the facility and meet Director Mary Richardson. For additional information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Classes are Tuesdays through July 15, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the conference room. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion.

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. All students, 6th -12th grade are welcome.

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. 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!

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 Christian Church

Crosspoint Christian Church wants to help you have a healthy marriage! A new four-week message series, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, started Sunday, May 11, that will offer practical insights on how to have a healthy, vibrant marriage. Topics will include God's formula for marriage, communication, affection and sex and balance and margin.

Everyone is invited. Crosspoint offers three worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m.

A safe, enriching program for children, birth through fifth grade, is offered every Sunday during all three services.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral.

For more information visit For more information, call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its worship service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brent Lauder will be preaching from I John 2:12-17 in the series, titled, "Vital Signs."

The church has started a new adult Sunday School classes called, "Presbyterianism 101," a theology class on the Presbyterian denomination. This class and other 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 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. Throughout the school community, shared values, perspectives, and biblical standards are reinforced to support what is teach at home and to encourage children to live lives that honor God.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is at 701 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral.

The website is and the phone number is 239-549-5556.

Faith Bible Fellowship

Join Faith Bible Fellowship each Sunday morning. Also Wednesday night is small group ministry: Connections.

Everyone is welcome to join the congregation to worship, pray, study the Word of God and fellowship.

The Kairos youth ministry gathers Friday nights. Call the church office for details at 239-458-0020.

Pastors Dan Roth and Bob Hamway, and the Faith Bible Fellowship family invite all 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 Sundays at the Cape Coral Youth Center, located off of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Mid Cape Terrace, at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral.

For additional information or directions to the church, call 239-458-0020 or click

Faith Presbyterian Church

Faith Presbyterian Church was the first church building in Cape Coral and continues to thrive as a welcoming congregation to all. Many people are involved in the children and youth, music, and mission ministries (including a food ministry that feeds more than 1,000 people per month).

Several hundred people also take advantage of the Faith Center each week for recreation and fitness activities.

Kids Flag Football camp run is underway and runs through May 31 for kids K-5th grade. The cost is $45 per player for the entire 6 weeks of play. Registration is available online at

On Sunday, traditional services are held at 8:15 and 11 a.m., while a family service and church school, is offered at 9:30 a.m.

Faith Presbyterian is located at 4454 Coronado Parkway (between Del Prado Boulevard and Cape Coral Parkway).

For more information, call 239-542-2858 or visit us online at

Fellowship Life Church

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

The church truly believes that Jesus loves and offers forgiveness to all people regardless of who they are, where they come from or what they have done. It is a church that cares about all people.

Join the congregation Sundays at 10 a.m., at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral.

Join the Small Group Ministry Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the pastor's home. For more information, contact Pastor Mark at 239-770-6103.

First Baptist Church

of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4417 Coronado Parkway (at Del Prado Boulevard) will hold the following services:

- Sunday School & Children's Ministry, 8:45 a.m.weekly.

- Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.

- Wednesday AWANA & Youth, 5:30 p.m.

- Wednesday Midweek Service, 6:30 p.m.

The senior pastor is Dr. James H. Wig-ton. The public is welcome at all services.

First Baptist offers various other ministries for all ages. For more information, call 239-542-3703 or visit

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

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.

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

First Congregational Church

Join the First Congregational Church, at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, for worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m.

Visitors will 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.

The church offers communion, Bible Study, choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebra-tions, coffee hour and many fellowship events.

For more information, call 239-574-6184 or

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, which is located between the communities of North Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, at 2691 N.E. Pine Island Road, at the corner of Corbett Road, has been a presence in Southwest Florida for many years.

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Messiah offers a variety of worship services, educational programs, fellowship opportunities and social justice and mission endeavors.

Messiah is a welcoming and caring family of God, centered in the Good News of Jesus. Its mission is to educate, equip and energize believers to serve as disciples.

Everyone is welcome!

Worship times are Saturday 5 p.m. (informal) and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (traditional).

For additional information about the church or services, please call 239-995-0133.

St. Katharine Drexel

Catholic Church

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church has started a series entitled "Catholics Returning Home."

The sessions, for non-practicing Catholics seeking answers to questions about returning to the church, are held Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall.

Call Jane DiPaola at 573-8766 or Andy Halek at 471-7315 for additional information.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

- Sunday, May 18 - 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 Better Part" (Luke 10:38-42)

6 p.m. - Worship service: Sermon - "A Holy God and Sin in the Camp,"?or "The Tabernacle and the Golden Calf" (Exodus 20-32).

The messages will be by the Rev. Stephen Wetmore.

- Wednesday, May 28 - 6:30 - 9 p.m., Youth Group

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Dr. Sylvia Martinez, who runs the Luke Society Clinic in the Dominican Republic, giving care to the poorest of the poor among the people of the Dominican Republic and to Haitians near the border who work in the sugar cane fields.

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.

You can listen to the church's sermons every week for free at

The church is at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral.

Call 239-574-1424 for additional information about the church or its programs and services.



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