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March 2, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Faith Presbyterian conversations continue

Join us at Faith Presbyterian Church, Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m., for faith-based conversations on contemporary topics, with guest speakers who are experts in their field. All programs are free to attend.

* March 6 - "Homelessness" Janet Bartos, Executive Director, Lee County Homeless Coalition,

* March 13 - "Gun Control" Mike Scott, Sheriff of Lee County,

* March 20 - "The State of Public Education" Dr. Gregory K. Adkins, Super-intendent of the School District of Lee County,

Faith Presbyterian Church is located at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904.

If you have any questions, please visit for a full brochure on the series & guest speakers, or contact Kassandra Turpin at 239-542-2858 ext 209,

Mystery dinner show at Church of the Epiphany

The Epiphany Players will present the murder mystery dinner show, "Pasta, Passion and Pistols," a fun-filled time for all adults, today, March 2, at 5 p.m., which includes pasta dinner, Italian bread, salad and dessert, tea, coffee for $20; and Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., a "desserts-only" matinee for $15.

Beer and wine will available for purchase at both events.

The Church of the Epiphany is at 2507 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral.

Seating is Linda Oselett at 239-910-0645 for reservations.

All proceeds to benefit church improvements.

Gulf Coast Church of Christ Annual Garage Sale

Gulf Coast Church of Christ in Fort Myers will be holding its Annual Garage Sale today, March 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday March 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Furniture, housewares, clothes, purses, jewelry, etc., will be available for sale.

A concession stand will be open to purchase beverages and food, and bake sale desserts also available.

Gulf Coast Church of Christ is at 9550 Six Mile Cypress Parkway. For information, call 239-936-4554.

The Dixie Melody Boys to perform at Fort Myers First Nazarene Church Sunday

One of Gospel music's most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Fort Myers First Nazarene Church, located at 13545 American Colony Blvd. in Ft Myers, on Sunday, March 4. The quartet will share its unique, four-part harmony during the 6 p.m. music event.

Over the past five decades, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous fan award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music's leading fan and trade publication. Hit releases include "I'll Be Living That Way," "I Won't Compromise," "Welcome Home," "Antioch Church Choir" and "I'm One Of Them."

The quartet's goal of delivering a first-class performance filled with excitement, energy and lots of great traditional, Southern Gospel Music are traits which have been instilled in each member by group leader Ed O'Neal, a 50-year gospel music veteran, who was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

This musical event promises to be enjoyable for the entire family. For additional information, call 239-936-2511 or 315-232-4158 or visit

Lifeline Family Center to hold 'Transformed by Love' benefit March 22

The Lifeline Family Center in Cape Coral will host its annual benefit dinner, "Transformed by Love," ?Thursday, March 22, at McGregor Baptist Church. 3750 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers.

The keynote speaker for the program will be Gary Chapman, the author of "The Five Love Languages."

Individual tickets are $80 or $440 for a table of eight. The program runs from 5:30-9p.m.

Call the Lifeline Family Center at 907 S.E. 5th Ave., at 239-242-7238

'The Woman God?Sees' retreat at CCFUM March 17

Come celebrate the 10th year anniversary event of women who will gather at a "women's retreat" entitled "The Woman God Sees" on Saturday, March 17, at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church on 4018 Coronado Blvd., in Cape Coral, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women of any age, faith or any level of their faith journey are invited and welcomed to join us to hear the inspirational speakers: Kayla Englehart and Kristin Coke. As early Christian education leaders, the pair will present their personal perspectives in meeting today's challenges of family, community and church life, as well as the significant impact that faith and God has in their lives. They will also entertain with their musical gifts.

Other activities will include group discussions and sharing, music, a continental breakfast, lunch and guest gift bags all for the registration fee of $20 per person. Please not:e free child care will be provided.

For registration information, please contact Linda Udy at 586-871-3239. The registration deadline is March 12.

This event is hosted by the United Methodist Women of the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and the proceeds from this event will benefit their work in missions.

Come hear the beautiful message that: "The Lord delights in you. Isaiah 62:4."

Memory Makers Big Band to perform at Pine Island Methodist Church

The Memory Makers Big Band will once again present an afternoon of music from the "Big Band" era at Pine Island United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 18. The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of music with Ray North and his friends in the 18-piece ensemble.

According to its Facebook page, "We play the classic sounds of the wonderful big bands of the '30s, '40s and '50s"

Cake and ice cream will be served at 2 p.m. and the music begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from church members or purchased at the door. Local missions will benefit.

Pine Island United Methodist Church is at 5701 Pine Island Road.

Call 239-283-2386 for additional information.

Catholics Returning Home program set to begin April 2

No matter how long you have been away and no matter what the reason, Catholics Returning Home invites you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Please join in for informal listening sessions and an update of the Catholic faith.

The sessions will be held starting Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m., and run through May 7. The group will meet in the St. Katharine Drexel Faith Formation Building, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral.

For more information, call Jane DiPaola at 239-573-8766 or Andy Halek at 239-471-7315.



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