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March 16, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

'The Woman God?Sees' retreat at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Come celebrate the 10th year anniversary event of women who will gather at a "women's retreat" entitled "The Woman God Sees" this 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."

First Baptist Church of St. James City to host free concert featuring The Wacaster Family

First Baptist Church of St. James City is having a free concert Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m., featuring The Wacaster Family, the 2015 Inspirational Country Music Vocal Group of the Year.

Everyone is welcome! A love offering will be received.

First Baptist Church of St. James City is located at 3417 8th Ave., at the corner of Oleander. Call 239-283-0982.

'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.

Faith Presbyterian conversations to conclude March 20

Join us at Faith Pres-byterian 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.

The programs are free and only one in the series remains:

n March 20 - "The State of Public Education" by Dr. Gregory K. Adkins, superintendent 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,

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

Easter for Kids at Abiding Love Lutheran Church

Abiding Love Lutheran Church will be holding Easter for Kids Saturday, March 24, with registration at 9:15 a.m. with the fun to begin at 9:30 a.m. Easter for Kids is open to children 3-12 years of age.

During the special Easter event, children will make crafts, play games, sing songs and learn the true meaning of Easter.

Everything is free and lunch is included. Please RSVP at 239-984-1441 or email

Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 3205 Chiquita Blvd., S., Cape Coral.

Catholics Returning Home program to begin April 2 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

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

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church to present Easter Cantata; holiday services set

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Fort Myers will present an Easter Cantata, "Covenant of Grace" by Joseph M. Martin, with an orchestra and chancel choir directed by Paul Brewer, on Palm Sunday, March 25, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The church will also hold a Maundy Thursday service March 29 at 6:30 p.m, and Easter services April 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church is at 19251 N. Tamiami Trail. The Rev. R.C. Smith is interim minister.

For additional information, call 239-567-2246.



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