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By Staff | May 3, 2013

Branch of Life Christian Fellowship

The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is a spirit-filled, contemporary Christian church, located at 815 S.E. 47th St., Cape Coral.

Sunday Services are 10:30 a.m., with Children’s Church provided. Wednesday Bible Studies are at 7 p.m.

All faith backgrounds are welcome! For information about our ministries and community outreach call the church office at 239-464-4803, e-mail us at “mailto:Branchoflife@juno.com”>Branchoflife@juno.com or visit our website at www.Branchoflife.org.

Cape Alliance Church

“Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage” is the title of the new message series began April 7. Love, marriage and family are true sources of fulfillment in life. Yet many are left disappointed by their experience in one or all three of these areas. Lowering the bar or changing the standard will not solve the dilemma. We need to rediscover the foundation for these important aspects of life so they can be experienced as they were designed, perfect gifts from our Heavenly Father. Come renew the foundation of your relationships and experience the fulfillment only God can give in every area of your life.

On Monday evenings at 7, Women in the Word continue their Overview of the Old Testament in the Cape Alliance family room. Come to learn about the Bible and bring a friend.

Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, Older Adults Knowing the Savior study various Bible books and topics. All adults are welcome to participate.

Each second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., women gather to knit and crochet shawls and pray for others. Participate in this ministry to the community and world.

Our Student Ministries meet on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. All students in grades 612 are welcome to join us!

Cape Alliance Church is located at 4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral. Telephone: 239-542-7844. On the Web: Cape4Christ.com. 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

Mark your calendar! Cape Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School this summer. Kids 3 years old through 6th grade are invited to come and enjoy this exciting time of games, crafts and lessons about Jesus! The dates for VBS are June 10 – 14, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Join the church this Sunday for morning worship service at 11. Guests will be blessed and encouraged by the teaching of God’s Word by Pastor Holler.

For more information about these events or any of our ministries, visit our website at www.capebaptist.org or call 239-242-8022.

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

Cape Christian Fellowship

This weekend, Pastor Wes Furlong will continue the latest message series, Knowledge, with the message “What to do With a Divided Heart.” Knowledge focuses on moving from an understanding of ideas and doctrines about God to a true knowledge of Him.

There’s an exciting week-long adventure for kids from 3 years old through 5th grade coming up this summer: Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme is “Turn It Up” because kids will be learning how to “Turn Up” the power of God’s love in their daily lives and learning how they can be a part of God’s big story. Vacation Bible School will take place from June 3-7 at our Chiquita Campus, so be sure to save the dates! Find out more at this weekend’s services or via our Digital Program at www.capechristian.com .

“Not Today,” a powerful new Christian film about the problem of human trafficking and how you can make a difference, is coming to the Regal Bellower cinema in Fort Myers beginning Friday, May 17. The church will be selling tickets during services this weekend. Find out more about the film at www.nottodaythemovie.com.

Friday night services are held at the Chiquita Campus at 6:30 PM and are always followed by exciting after-service events and activities. During the school year, the first Friday night event of each month is FamJam, a 45-minute-long fun, crazy, educational, Christ-centered stage show for kids and parents. It uses music, videos, comedy, storytelling, and more to teach Godly virtues. Next week is our season finale of FamJam but the fun of Friday nights continues all summer long!

Sunday service times are as follows:

n At the Chiquita Campus (2110 Chiquita Blvd., S): 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.

n At the Island Coast Campus (2125 De Navarra Parkway): 10:30 a.m.

n At Church Online (capechristian.tv): 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Childcare, classes and services for children from 3 months old through 8th grade are available at every weekend service at our Chiquita and Island Coast campuses. An additional worship gathering for middle school students takes place at our Chiquita Campus on Tuesday evenings at 6. Our high school students have their own gathering at the Chiquita Campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

The church also features a special prayer service, Unveiled: A Night of Worship, Prayer and Healing, on the third Sunday of each month at the Chiquita Campus at 6 p.m. Childcare is available for children from 3 months old through 3rd grade during Unveiled.

There are always plenty of new and exciting things happening at Cape Christian’s campuses, from special worship services to service opportunities to chances for you and your family to find help and support.

For more information on Cape Christian and all of its activities, check out www.capechristian.com or contact the church office at 239-772-5683. To join in the conversation, visit www.facebook.com/capechristian

Cape Coral

Community Church

Cape Coral Community Church will hold a GriefShare recovery seminar and support group Tuesday 6-8 p.m. through May 7. The church is at 811 Santa Barbara Blvd.

GriefShare sessions include a video, featuring nationally recognized experts of grief, and group discussions focused on those who have lost a loved one through death. Seminar sessions include “The Effects of Grief,” “Why” and “Stuck in Grief.”

For more information contact Susan Johnson at 239-541-9099 after 5 p.m. or 239-728-7982.

Cape Coral First

United Methodist Church

Sermon Series: Going Fishing in the Gospels

n May 5 – One Last Fishing Story

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. During small group discussion time, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. The program started started Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact Pastor Dennis Ball at dball@capecoralfirst.org

National Day of Prayer May 2 – please join us for prayer and breakfast in the social hall 7 a.m.

Foundations Early Learning Center provides childcare; preschool and afterschool care for children from infants to 4 years old in a brand new facility as part of the growing family & youth programs at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Free VPK will be offered starting on Aug. 13. The preschool’s website is www.foundationselc.org. We offer 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 our facility, and meet Director Mary Richardson. For information, contact mrichardson@capecoralfirst.org or call 239-542-4051.

The Intersection Youth Ministry of Cape Coral First UMC 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 for students. All students, 6th -12th grade are welcome.

Cape Coral First is located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Phone: 239-542-4051. www.capecoralfirst.org. Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. – Traditional Service and 11 a.m. – Casual Service. Come as you are!

Cape First Congregational Church

Sunday services are at 10 a.m.; Bible Study 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

The church is at 312 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral.

For additional information, call 239 574-6184.

Crosspoint Christian Church

The Story continues at Crosspoint Christian Church. We’re taking a journey through the Bible together discovering how our story is part of God’s story.

Crosspoint is located at 204 S.W. 11th Place in Cape Coral. There are three worship opportunities every Sunday at 9:00, 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. A safe enriching program for children birth through elementary is offered during each of our worship experiences.

For more information, visit Crosspointcape.com or call 239-574-1422.

Evangelical Presbyterian

Church of Cape Coral

Women of the Word began an exciting new Bible study in January. The women will be studying the book of Galatians. Two sessions are being offered, 9-11 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. If you have small children, bring them along, the church will have exciting activities planned for them! (Note: only in the 9-11 a.m. session.) Registration is open! Call 549-5556.

The church offers counseling services to individuals, couples and groups. Colleen Shue is the director of counseling. Call 549-5556, extension 18, to make an appointment. No fees for church members and a sliding scale fee for non-church members.

Sunday morning worship service starts at 10:25 a.m. to noon. Adult and Youth Sunday school classes, ages 2 through 8th grade, are offered starting at 9:15 a.m. During worship service and Sunday school hour, director Stacey Lakes provides a loving place for infants to Pre-K. Sunday evenings at 5:30, dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall followed by a time of praise and worship at 6 p.m. The children’s program and youth group meet on Sunday nights as well.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is at 701 Mohawk Parkway. For additional information, visit www.epchurch.net or call 549-5556.

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral

First Baptist Church of Cape Coral is offering the following community outreach meetings each week. All meetings are open to the public and are held on the First Baptist Church Campus at 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

Al-Anon Tuesdays at 10:00a.m. Beginners Meeting

Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Regular Meeting

Al-Anon – Wednesdays at 8:00p.m. Men’s Meeting and Women’s Meeting

AA Thursdays at 7:00p.m.

Weight Watchers Saturdays at 8:30a.m.

For additional information on the church’s programs, call the church office at 239-542-3703.

New Hope Presbyterian Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church welcomed the Rev. Edward Spencer as senior pastor Sunday, April 21. Spencer will preach at all three Sunday worship services that morning at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Previously, he served as the senior pastor of First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, N.C., and senior pastor of Shepherd Road ARP Church in Lakeland, Fla.

New Hope Presbyterian Church is a reformed church which seeks to obey the Great Commission through family ministry, worship, instruction, and service.

New Hope is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., in Fort Myers. Sunday worship services are at 8 and 9:30 a.m. (Traditional) and 11 a.m. (Contemporary). Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes are available for adults, youth, and children.

Nursery care is provided.

For more information, contact the New Hope church office at 239-274-1230 or visit their website at www.newhopefortmyers.org.

Trinity Reformed Church

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

9:30 a.m. – Sunday School for children and adults.

10:20 a.m. – Worship service

6 p.m. – Sunday worship service

The messages will be delivered by the Rev. Stephen Wetmore.

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. We are part of the wider Reformed and Presbyterian family of churches.

Listen to the church’s sermons every week for free at www.sermon-audio.com/trinityreformed.

Trinity Reformed Church is located at 2220 Hancock Bridge Parkway in Cape Coral.

Call 239-574-1424 for additional information.