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Our vision reaches from Cape Coral around the world. Our goal is to fulfill Col. 1:28 in seeing every member of the family built up toward spiritual maturity.

Our focus is outward — trying to make a difference here in Cape Coral, the surrounding community, and throughout the world. We believe in serving others, and we believe in a global proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Disaster Relief

We are praying for those in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, particularly our friends & neighbors in Texas and Louisiana. At times like this, it is good to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Our mission dollars are already at work through such agencies as the Southern Baptist Convention, which we support on a regular basis.

The SBC Disaster Relief trucks were the very first ones in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The FEMA director this week named the SBC as among the first-responders already on the ground in Texas.

So, already we have given, and we can now also give more. Anything given through First Baptist Church of Cape Coral should be designated “Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief,” and we will forward it to the appropriate SBC relief coordinators. Our local Royal Palm Baptist Association and our statewide Florida Baptist Convention are currently organizing relief teams to go to Texas to help. We can direct to them anyone who is available to help.

Pastor Jim

God’s Summertime Blessings

We are having a great summer here at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral. We are in the middle of a “Miracle Mortgage,” which will be complete by the end of the summer. Our attendance and offerings have held up very well through the summer. And we have launched into the spiritually rich New Testament book of Ephesians in our weekend worship services.

Jonathan Phillips is off to a great start as our new “Family Pastor.” We look forward to hearing him preach this summer for the first time here at First Baptist Cape Coral. Jonathan and his wife, Cheyenne, are fitting in very well. We are quickly growing to love and appreciate both of them.

Gerard Tricarico will kick off our fall Awana program with a “Gospel Magic” ministry in the main sanctuary on Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30 PM. Gerard is a member of our church. He has ministered here before. His ministry is outstanding!

Join us here at First Baptist as we exalt and lift up the name of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Jim

Supreme Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to give a small Christian pre-school in Missouri the same rights to state benefits as other schools was a major turning point and victory for people of faith. The court for years has been way off base in punishing anything connected with faith in God. The framers of the Constitution were simply trying to prevent any state from establishing a state church. There were efforts under way to do exactly that when Patrick Henry championed the Bill of Rights. Many colonists had fled religious persecution from state churches in Europe. Thus, our Constitution establishes a separation of church and state. Not to separated churches and people of faith from the same rights as others, but to separate the state from meddling in or constituting churches.

This was a major victory in Missouri. It bodes well for the direction of our new court. Non-believers, atheists, etc., need not fear. No one is trying to establish a state church nor force people to believe or practice religion. We simply rejoice that people of faith do not need to be discriminated against by the U.S. government. That was never the intent of the Constitution. In fact, such discrimination is actually a violation of the Bill of Rights. And that is essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court just decided in the Missouri case.

Pastor Jim