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September 5, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is at 4818 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral and 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 Seminary. All faith backgrounds are welcome.

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 for information.

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 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 Christian

Marriage Conference

Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages series, will be speaking here at Cape Christian on "Stronger: How Marriages Can Grow Through Trials." The Stronger conference will be taking place Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Dr. Chapman has over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling experience, has a nationally-heard radio show and speaks year round to couples at conferences, as well as being a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist in North Carolina. Tickets for this event are on sale for early bird admission ($25/person) or VIP admission ($60/person beforehand from 5-7 p.m., which includes event ticket, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, an exclusive meet and greet with Dr. Chapman, and preferred event seating) online at

Located at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., South, Cape Christian is a contemporary church that has a focus on helping families experience God's fullness.

Weekend services are offered Friday evenings at 6:30, Sunday mornings at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 or online 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 our Friday evening and Sunday morning services. An additional worship gathering, Youth Night, takes place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for middle and high school students.

Tony & Ada's, Cape Christian's own cafe, prides itself on serving premium, handcrafted coffee drinks prepared with high-quality beans ordered from the best farmers around the globe and handmade crepes with fresh ingredients. All proceeds from the sale of Tony & Ada's products are re-invested into local and global humanitarian causes. The Cafe is open Sunday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about Tony & Ada's, visit

Cape Christian always has new and exciting opportunities for you and your family, from special worship services and service projects to chances to find help, support and encouragement. 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 GriefShare recover seminar and support group Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m., through Nov. 11 (the program started Aug. 19). The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

GriefShare sessions include all new videos for 2014, featuring nationally recognizing experts on grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death.

For information, call Ernie Gouker at 239-573-7110 anytime or Claudette Oney at 239-242-9922 after 5 p.m.

Cape Coral First

United Methodist Church

Sermon Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

- Sept. 7: Self-Control

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

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare, preschool and afterschool care for children from 1-5 years old, as part of the growing family and youth programs at CCFUMC. 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 more information, contact or call 239-542-4051.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Classes started Tuesday, Aug. 26, and run through Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m., in the conference room. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. During small group discussion time, participants will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences, and share their own. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. All are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained" so participants do not have to attend in sequence. Questions? 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. Divorce Care through Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m., in room 152. Child care is available upon advanced request. This class is open to everyone regardless of church affiliation. Questions? Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

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. The Curbside Caf will also be open! It features loaded nachos, pizza, candy and concessions at minimal prices. All students in 6th-12th grade are welcome!

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-542-4051 or visit for more information. Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. - Traditional Service; and 11 a.m. - Casual Service. Come as you are!

Christ Lutheran

Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. How we deal with those controversies in our lives and communities speaks volumes and has ramifications in our lives. This weekend's readings include Jesus' guidance for dealing conflicts in relationship. Come to receive Christ's gift of himself in word, sacrament, and community, assurance that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.

This weekend is Rally Day, at the 9 a.m. liturgy on Sunday parents will be able to register children up to 5th grade for Sunday School, which begins on Sunday. Catechism classes for 6th and 7th graders will begin the second weekend in October, call the church for more information.

Holy Communion is celebrated each weekend at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church, at 2935 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. is a congregation of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Rev. Dr. William E. Bogholtz is the pastor.

For more information about the services or the church, call 239-542-2709 or check the website, or on Facebook.


Futureville begins Sunday at Crosspoint! Join the congregation for this six-week journey through the book of Revelation. Do you have questions about this great book of the Bible? We will offer answers beginning Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

The church offers three identical worship experiences every Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, fun and enriching program is offered for all children birth through fifth grades at each service.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W .11th Place in Cape Coral. You can visit us on the web at

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its worship service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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 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 taught 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 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.

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 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.

Small Group Ministry meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the pastor's home.

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

First Baptist Church Cape Coral

First Baptist Church Cape Coral is beginning a new weekly Saturday night worship service with a "casual and contemporary" style. The new service will begin Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., meeting each week in the worship center at the church, 4117 Coronado Parkway, at Del Prado Boulevard, Cape Coral. The worship leader will be Scott Branan, with Senior Pastor Dr. James Wigton preaching and teaching the word of God.

For additional 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., Cape Coral. Call 239-574-5271 or visit

First Congregational Church

Join the First Congre-gational 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 celebrations, coffee hour and many fellowship events. Call 239-574-6184 or vist for additional information.

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

Seventh-day Adventist

Church of Cape Coral

Come join the congregation at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral at 1813 El Dorado Parkway, West (just off Chiquita).

Saturday morning Bible study begins at 9:30 for all ages. At 11 a.m., join the church for dynamic praise and worship - all are welcome!

Does the Bible book of Revelation mystify you? Check out the free online seminar by Pastor Roger Lucas, Ph.D., at Discover how Revelation and its message of Jesus can positively impact your life today. Call 239-357-4122 for information.

St. Katharine Drexel

Divorced? Find healing as only God can provide. The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program that provides plenty of resources as well as a safe, supportive environment to help you recover from your divorce. The next session will take place weekly on Tuesday nights (the program began Aug. 26) at St. Katharine Drexel parish.

For additional information or to register, contact the parish office at 239-283-9501 or

Trinity Reformed Church of Cape Coral

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

- Sunday, Sept. 7 - 9:15 - 9:55 a.m. - Sunday School (children and adults). The group is studying Church History in the Middle Ages, including a video series by the Robert Godfrey, the president of Westminster Seminary California.

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

10:20 a.m. - Announcements/prelude

10:30 a.m. - Worship service - Sermon: "Lamps, Measures and Listening to the Gospel"?(Mark 4:21-26)

6 p.m. - Worship service - Sermon: "God is not Dead; Nor Does He Sleep"?(Selected Scripture)

- Sept. 10: 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting

- Sept. 24: 6:30-9 p.m. - Youth Group

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is Vander Pol, a missionary and professor for Miami International Seminary. 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.

Rev. Vander Pol was pastor of Trinity Reformed for 13 years before he went into full-time missions. Prior to that he pastored churches in Minnesota and New Zealand; he pastored churches for 30 years. He attended Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and Calvin Theological Seminary. He holds a D.Min. from MINTS International Seminary. He has written three courses and articles as well as a very important book on the Trinity:?"God in Three Perons:?Biblical Testimony to the Trinity."

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 for additional information.



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