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ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 16, 2015
be terrorized by
a demon? In this
compelling story of
spiritual conflict, a
mom raising her
little girl, Esther,
alone finds herself
in the middle of
a cosmic battle
with eternal conse-
Using the canvas of a small town in
northeast Oklahoma, Daryl Donovan,
Senior Pastor of the Sanibel Community
Church, paints the picture of the face
of evil... ordinary folks caught up in a
sinister plot orchestrated by demonic
forces. Esther’s Friend, newly released
by Tate Publishing, is a story of good
versus evil... light versus darkness... and
the power of God to overcome.
While Esther’s Friend is completely
fiction, the reality of demonic activity is
fact. Dr. Donovan has provided a sec-
tion of instruction at the conclusion of
the story that will help readers under-
stand the reality of spiritual warfare.
On Saturday, October 17 from 11
a.m . to 1 p.m ., Pastor Donovan will
be at the Sanibel Island Bookshop for
a book signing of this powerful new
release. Sanibel Island Book Shop is
located at 1571 Periwinkle Way.
The following weekend, on Sunday,
October 25 from 2 to 4 p.m ., Pastor
Donovan will be at the Carpenter’s
Café and Bookstore on the campus
of Sanibel Community Church, 1740
Twenty percent of all sales will go to
the Florida Baptist Children’s Home in
Fort Myers, providing both foster care
and adoption for children at risk.
This is Pastor Donovan’s second
fiction work, with his previous release
of Sanibel Island Under Siege. Other
publications include Christian instruction
resources; Men Mentoring Men, Able
to Stand, Mentoring for Marriage,
Maximizing Your Marriage and
Men Mentoring Men, Again. Pastor
Donovan has served in Christian minis-
try for more than four decades, serving
at Sanibel Community Church since
There are many on our islands who
receive a daily, home-delivered
meal from a FISH of SanCap
volunteer. The Meals-By-FISH program
incorporates delivery of a hot, nutritious
meal per day, up to five days per week,
including extras for the weekend. These
home-delivered meals are for individuals
desiring convenience or independent liv-
ing, as well as for patients recuperating
at home or managing a chronic illness.
FISH realized a need and had the desire
to help those recuperating after a hospi-
tal stay, those with chronic illnesses, and
those who simply could no longer cook
The Meals-By-FISH program is a
solution for everyone who wants access
to healthy meals that are both conve-
nient and easy to prepare. Provided
through a partnership with Bailey’s
General Store, the meals taste great
and are easily reheated. FISH volunteers
help to ensure each household has the
right order, and delivers them right to
their doors. Volunteers often spend a
few extra moments socializing with meal
recipients in an effort to combat loneli-
ness and make new friends.
Thanks to volunteers and partner-
ships with CAMEO of Lee County and
Bailey’s, FISH continues to be champi-
ons for our neighbors who require or
request the Meals-By-FISH program.
Those who qualify may receive meals at
reduced or no cost.
For additional information, visit www.
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and Thursday at 8 a.m . Hand weights,
stretch cords, stability balls and mats
are used. Improve core strength and
balance. Athletic footwear required.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:30 a.m . Stretch, tone and
strengthen while improving flexibility,
proper alignment and circulation. Mats
are used to meet the needs of varying
experience levels. Bring a towel. Kim
Kouril is the instructor.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday and Thursday
at 11 a.m . (resumes October 27).
Similar to Gentle Yoga but all poses
are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is the
For more information, call 472-5743
or stop by 2401 Library Way.
Dr. Daryl Donovan
Pastor Mark Hutchinson of Sanibel
Fellowship, a Christian Bible
study group that meets on Sunday
mornings at The Community House,
visited a recent Community Housing
and Resources board meeting with some
members of his group to deliver a dona-
tion of $400 and to offer volunteer sup-
port where needed.
“Sanibel Fellowship is a church that
wants to get involved in the community,
helping people as they struggle with
life problems,” Hutchinson told CHR
board members. “Our people want to do
more than give financially to Community
Housing and Resources, we want to
make ourselves available to help any way
we can with some of the practical day-to-
CHR executive director Kelly Collini
points to volunteerism as an integral part
of what makes CHR function.
“From the board of directors and
board committee members – who are all
volunteers – to the dedicated people that
help us with maintenance projects, special
events, and a host of other things, CHR
values the time that volunteers give in sup-
port of our mission,” said Collini. “It’s an
understatement to say affordable housing
would not be possible on Sanibel without
the dedication of our CHR family.”
Local nonprofits like CHR require
monetary donations in order to provide
their services, but oftentimes donated
time is just as valuable.
“When you add up the hours and
hours of volunteer time that people have
given to us over the years, that time
represents an investment,” Collini added.
“People give time for the same reasons
that they give money – because they
believe in a mission and are passionate
about helping others. That is what Pastor
Hutchinson and Sanibel Fellowship are
Sanibel Fellowship meets at The
Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way
on Sanibel, every Sunday morning from
9 until 11 a.m. and is open to all. For
more information, contact Pastor Mark
Hutchinson at 284-6709.
For more information, visit
SanibelCHR.org or call 472-1189.
Donations and contributions to CHR are
CHR board president Richard Johnson, Pastor Mark Hutchinson and Dr. Bob Stuckey
photo courtesy of CHR
Gospel Of John Course At Sanibel
Congregational United Church
Oneof the most intriguing books in the New Testament is the Gospel of John.
Written some time after the other three canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark
and Luke) it follows its own path. In style and substance, it presents a rather
different picture of Jesus.
Beginning Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m., and continuing weekly thereafter, the
Rev. Dr. John H. Danner of Sanibel Congregational United Chruch of Christ will lead
a class exploring the climatic stories at the end of this gospel, the stories of Jesus’ trial,
crucifixion and resurrection. Students should bring their own copy of the text, though
Bibles will be available for those who need them.
The class will meet in the congregation’s Fellowship Hall, and will last 90 minutes.
For further information, contact the church office at 472-0497 or visit www.sani-
belucc.org. The class is free and open to the public. The church is located at 2050
Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.
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