SERVE

The purpose of SERVE ministries is to provide opportunities to meet people at their point of need.

We use our God-given spiritual gifts and talents to transform our community and world

by making the realities of heaven the realities of earth.

Habitat gave 55 families a chance to own their own home last year and it is up to us to continue the tradition of providing deserving families with the opportunity to move into their own homes this year.  If we don’t do it, who will?  If you have any questions about our Habitat team, or you would like to join the team, please contact Neal Knapp

Men’s Fellowship

Helping Hands Ministry

 

We are offering our service to anyone needing small repair jobs or simple yard work.

 

To join this team, please contact Bill Barbre

We have 2 teams going to Nicaragua in 2018! The first trip will be January 7-January 12. The second trip will be June 24-June 29.

These teams will minister to families in the village of Piedra Rajada (Broken Rock). Piedra Rajada is a village of 33 families that our

church has committed to sponsor. The majority of the community live in mud and straw homes, and were without running water and electricity. In 2017 our church raised funds and installed a well in the village so that families no longer have to walk 2 miles to fetch water.

 

Our church sponsorship also assists in funding a community school and health clinic, as well as a feeding

center for all the children in the community. Contact Adam Vernon for more details on Nicaragua.

Ongoing Community Serving Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity

(Neil Knapp nhk@nealhknapp.com 314-280-1447)

 

-Assisting families to own affordable housing by building a house with them.

 

-Every 3rd Saturday of the month.

 

 

 

Cape Elementary School

(Contact the church office at 239-542-4051)

 

-Classroom volunteers, mentoring, assisting special events, office volunteers

 

 

 

House of Hope: Ministry to Suncoast Estate

(Terri Monarchio terri.monarchio@gmail.com 239-541-2331) )

 

-Provide prayer, food and hope to one of the most needy areas in this community.

 

-Sorting food, making lunch, delivering food

 

Brookdale

(Dave and Pam Woodruff davepam@embarqmail.com)

 

-Visit Brookdale, an assisted living here in Cape Coral,

to play games and have fellowship with residents.

Coupon Clipping

(Debbie Ferbrache 239-541-9033)

 

-Cutting and sending coupons for military families.

 

 

 

Helping Hands Ministry

(Bill Barbre wbarbre@comcast.net 542-3793)

 

-Offering service to anyone who needs small repair jobs or simple yard work.

 

 

 

Samaritan Health and Wellness Care Center

(www.capesamaritan.com)

 

-Offering affordable healthcare and spiritual care for uninsured and

under-insured people in the community.

 

Seasonal Serving Opportunities

Operation Love Your Neighbor (OLYN)

(Saturday in February or March)

 

-Go beyond the church walls into the community!

One Saturday, we send more than 30 teams to serve the community.

 

-Places we have served: assisted living facilities, schools, cleaning parks, animal shelter, Suncoast Estate, blood pressure monitoring booth and many more

 

 

 

Eggstravaganza

(Saturday before Easter Sunday)

 

-Egg hunt, crafts, music, food, games for the community

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School (5 days in June)

 

-Children from 4 years old to rising 6th graders will come and learn about Jesus.

Cape Elementary School Supply Drive (July-August)

 

-We ask for school supplies, and volunteers who can help with sorting the supplies, and deliver them to the school to be handed out to families.

 

 

 

Fall Festival (End of October)

 

-Our Fall event for the community.

 

-Trunk or Treat, crafts, music, food, games for the community

 

 

 

Cape Elementary Christmas Angel Tree (November-December)

 

-We will collect Christmas presents for Cape Elementary students who are in need.

Serving Opportunities in Church

Worship

Choir, Handbell Choir, Praise Band, Sound and Video, Ushers, Greeters

 

(Contact Brad Dobson, Director of Worship Arts, bdobson@capecoralfirst.org)

 

 

 

Connect

Stephen Ministry, Visitation Team, Grief Share, Divorce Care Facilitator,

Prayer Ministry, Hospitality, Kitchen Help

 

(Contact Dennis Ball, Pastor of Connecting Ministries, dball@capecoralfirst.org)

 

 

 

Grow

Life Group Leaders, Class Facilitators

 

(Contact the church office at 239-542-4051)

 

 

Serve

Office Volunteers, Sanctuary Angels, Facility Care

(Contact Adam Vernon, Director of Operations, avernon@capecorafirst.org)

 

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

Dinner Preparation, Dinner Clean Up, Greeters, Prayer Ministry, Sound and Video

Small Group Facilitators (requires training)

 

(Contact Ken Fox at 945-8477)

 

 

 

Youth Ministry

Adult Leaders, Kitchen Help (background check necessary)

 

(Contact Adam Vernon, Director of Youth Ministry, avernon@capecoralfirst.org)

 

 

 

Children’s Ministry

Leaders for 252 Worship, Nursery Volunteers (background check necessary)

 

(Contact Kristin Coke, Director of Children's Ministry, kcoke@capecoralfirst.org)

 

 

 

Preschool

Office Volunteer, Classroom Volunteer

 

(Contact Mary Richardson, Director of Preschool, mrichardson@capecoralfirst.org)

 

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

 

At Cape Coral First we have discerned that our purpose is ‘To Make Disciples of Jesus for the Transformation of the World.’ To do that our Church Council, along with other church leaders, came together to put in place a vision plan for the next five years. This plan seeks to build from our strengths: worship, leadership, and small/study groups. It also seeks to transform our facilities so they are better equipped as venues for ministry as well as add new ways for our church to reach out into the community.

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