Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge

17671 Pine Ridge Road

Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931

Reverend RC, Pastor

Gail Fleeman, Minister of Worship and Music


Dr. Bruce N. Merton, Pastor Emeritus




A member of the

International Council of Community Churches

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2016 - 2017 PROJECTS









During the Lenten Season (Ash Wednesday to Easter), we support missions that reach beyond our own community and country. This year, our global mission project will be to raise funds for Smile Train. Smile Train is an international children's charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. The cost of cleft repair is approximately $250.00 per child. We received $8,000.00 towards this project and it has been sent to SMILE TRAIN. That’s enough for 32 children to have life changing surgery.




Alan Byerly Memorial Project for the Harry Chapin Food Bank


The goal of this mission project was to receive the equivalent of 152 lbs. of food – actual food or cash donations – for one year from our church family. The food and monetary donations will be given to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in memory of Alan Byerly, who died this past February. He volunteered countless hours at the food bank.

Note: A $1.00 cash donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank buys 6 lbs. of food. Thus, approximately $25.30 in cash donations each week would allow us to reach our goal.


As of Sunday, July 2, we have given $5,421.90 in contributions and designated $800.00 from our recent Year Sale to this project. We have also donated 182 lbs. of food – altogether, that’s the equivalent of 37,586.4 lbs. – or more than 18 1/2 tons of food.


This translates to approximately 105,242 meals to-date!


The food will be distributed by Harry Chapin Food Bank to ministries and agencies in our area that operate food pantries and other food programs. The project will helps feed the hungry in our community and enables us to respond faithfully to Jesus’ call to feed the “least of these.”


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During the Lenten Season  2016 we partnered with Heifer International to rebuild Honduran beekeeping and honey production, to the benefit of 700 families eager to reclaim their self reliance. Your support gives beekeeping families the opportunity to remain productive and self-sufficient. Our fund raising goal for this project was $1,500 and we exceeded that goal.  


Members of our church volunteer at the Community Cooperative Cafe’ (Soup Kitchen) on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM Feel free to join us. For more information, send an email to


Jeanette Resignolo heads a local mission called the Linus Project. The mission’s task is to make quilts that are then given to the Children's Hospital. One way you can help is by cutting pieces for the quilts. This can be done while you are watching TV at home.



The response to our 2015 ANGEL PROJECT was phenomenal. The children, whose names were on our tree, are going to open gifts of “love an joy”on Christmas morning. Thanks go to all the members of our church family who participated.


During the month of November, we collected funds to purchase Thanksgiving meals for at least two families that were struggling financially. We raised enough money to provide meals for seven (7) families! Several members of our congregation went shopping for turkeys and all of the “fixings” that go into a Thanksgiving meal. We were also able to provide breakfast foods and other items to last beyond Thanksgiving Day.


During the months of September and October 2015, collected SOCKS for the homeless. All sizes, New, or Gently Used, Laundered and in Good Condition. These were distributed through Community Cooperative Ministries.


During July and August we collected Dawn dishwashing Liquid, vinegar (Gallon size white or cider), and large containers of table salt.  These ingredients will be used for weed control in Community Cooperative’s garden where they are growing their own vegetables. They report that the mixture is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and effective against weeds.


   Also during August, we collected funds to purchase School Supplies for a couple of area schools and for children known to our church family.


  We continued to support the mission activities of COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE during the months of February, March, April, May and June with food collections, money and volunteers.


  During the month of January volunteers from the church worked on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Community Cooperative site on Martin Luther King Drive.  We also collected TUNA for Community Cooperative’s food pantry.




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