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October 31, 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 the 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

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 additional information, 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 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 more 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: Wrestling With the Bible

- Nov. 2 - All Saints Sunday, For All the Saints

- Nov. 9 - Do Women Really Matter?

- Nov. 16 - Human Sexuality

Celebrate Recovery every Monday, 6-9 p.m. Transforming 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 CCFUM. 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 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 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 you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. Questions? Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at

The Intersection Youth Ministry of CCFUMC 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!

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, 239-673-9152; Sita, 239-772-0438; or the Spiritual Center, 239-574-6463.

Christ Lutheran Church

We don't invite strangers to our wedding banquets, but God does. Come to worship at Christ Lutheran this coming Sunday. Join with millions of strangers, all around the world, who come to be filled with God's mercy. Holy Communion is celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

This Sunday the youth are hosting their monthly pancake breakfast between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. liturgies. Pancakes, breakfast meat, juice and coffee are served by the youth.

A free will offering is welcome, proceeds help pay of the trip to the National Youth Gathering next summer.

Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Rev. Dr. William E. Bogholtz is the pastor.

The church is at 2935 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. For more information about the services or the church, call 239-542-2709 or check the website, or on Facebook.

Church of the Epiphany

The Church of the Epiphany will hold a Card Party/Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral. Donation $10. Crafts and bakery goods will be for sale. Please call 540-4053 for tickets. Reservations are equipped.

Church Women United of Lee County

The Church Women United of Lee County World Community Day theme is "We are in God's Hands and We are God's Hands." The program will be presented by Friendship Baptist, skit by Redeemer Lutheran.

Come to fellowship with other Christian women Friday, Nov. 7. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with the service at 10, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2951 Trail Dairy Circle, North Fort Myers (off North Cleveland Avenue at light across from Del Tura).

Contact Joan at 239-543-4569 by Tuesday, Nov. 4, to RSVP. Lunch is $6 - pay at the door.

Crosspoint Cape

IOU...Creating An Irresistible Community continues at Crosspoint Christian Church. This six-week series will reveal that a healthy community is created when we realize there are attitudes and actions that we owe each other.

Crosspoint offers three worship opportunities each Sunday at 9, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe, enriching program for children birth through fifth grade is offered during each of the services.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. For more information, visit or call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites the public to its worship service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m as Pastor Brent Lauder continues in our current series, Jonah. Two Adult Sunday school classes are offered at 9:15 a.m.: 1. "Battle for the Bible: Text, Transmission, & Translation" and 2. "Adult Bible Survey".

On Tuesdays, a ladies' Bible study called Women of the Word is at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Currently the group is studying the books of Leviticus and Numbers.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is at 701 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral. Visit or call 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 additional 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 continues with a weekly Saturday night worship service with a "casual and contemporary" style. The service began Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., meeting each week in the worship center at the church, 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

The worship leader is Scott Branan, with Senior Pastor Dr. James Wigton preaching and teaching the word of God. For 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.

Call 239-574-5271 or visit for more information.

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 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, group study, choir, chimes, mission programs, birthday celebrations, coffee hour and many fellowship events.

For more information, call 239-574-6184 or check out the web at

Upcoming events:

Study group called the Genealogy of People of God will be held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. It's a unique look into the Old Testament during October and the New Testament during November. All are welcome!

Come celebrate Halloween, Oct. 31, with fun food and costumes. Bring a dish to share and join the congregation at 6 p.m. in Andersen Hall.

The Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. The church is looking for vendors of arts, crafts and collectibles of all kinds - plus produce, plants, honey and flowers.

Last year the event had over 70 vendors. The church will also have a homemade candy and baked goods sale along with a lunch.

For more information about the Holiday Bazaar, contact Sharon 239 549-7938 or visit

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, 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, and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 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 8 and 11 a.m. (traditional).

Fall Adult Study groups have started on Tuesday evenings at 7 and Wednesday mornings at 10:30. The class will explore a contemporary look at the Ten Commandments that also takes seriously the original context (place & time) of the commandments in Israel's history. This will be done by viewing a DVD featuring Sister Joan Chittister O.S.B

For more information, call 239 995-0133

Seventh-day Adventist

Church of Cape Coral

Conquer bad habits, experience more joy and live more consistently with your beliefs - these secrets and more will be yours when you attend the free Discovering the Power of the Cross Seminar which started Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Community Center of the Adventist Church, 1813 El Dorado Parkway, West, in southwest Cape Coral (off Chiquita Boulevard, turn west onto El Dorado).

This life-changing seminar is presented by Dr. Roger Lucas, Ph.D., a specialist in Biblical teaching, and sponsored by Get A Life Foundation, the Adventist Church, and local Christian volunteers.

The seminar is free, but registration is recommended to assure adequate handout materials. To register or for more information, call 239-540-1290.

Weekly church services for the Adventist Church are Wednesday evenings, "A Place for Prayer," at 7 p.m.; Bible Study Classes for all age groups on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.; and weekly Worship Service on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Call 239-357-4122 for additional information about the church or its programs.

St. Andrew Council

of Catholic Women

The St. Andrew Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a Salute to the Troops Bunco Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral.

Tickets are $5 - purchase by calling Rose 458-4744 or at the door.

Bring an item for a soldier, i.e. toiletries, games, magazines, and you'll be in a special drawing.

All are invited - bring your spouse!

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 sessions are held weekly on Tuesday nights (the program began Aug. 26) at St. Katharine Drexel parish.

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

Trinity Reformed

Church of Cape Coral

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

- Sunday, Nov. 2:

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

6 p.m. - Worship service

The church's "Missionary of the Month" is the Rev. Allen 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 located at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral. Call 239-574-1424 for additional information.



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