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  • 2507 Utopia Drive
    Miramar, Florida 33023
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Dear friends,

Remember there are two ways you can watch our services. One is on by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC and then you should see the service live streamed. I am told that if you subscribe to our service through that you can set up reminders for the day before or 15 minutes before, whatever you like. We will, of course, keep the Twitter service the same as we have been doing since March. We are thankful for our website. Pass around the information so that others may join in worship by clicking on the Twitter bird icon on the home page. We will continue our 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services (except when we have a fifth Sunday 10:00 a.m. service.)  Please email your prayer requests for uplifting on Sunday by sending them to It is best if you send them by Saturday night if possible.

Remember Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom so children from both services can take part. You may contact Marvia Aitken at or Pastor David at Also, every other Sunday we will have Youth Group on Please contact Pastor David at for the link. Our prayer meeting is online on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and you may contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards for the link.

Please remember the family of Austin Brown who passed away November 1.  We will celebrate his life on Friday, December 4 at 12:00 noon, preceded by a visitation, all at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood. Follow this link to watch the livestream of the funeral: Password: Channel 1 – FuneralLivestream 1#  

Thanks to those who have signed on to e-giving. Thanks to those who have dropped by for a short visit, keeping social distance, or to drop off their gift in person or to pick up the Upper Room daily devotional guide. This week, Monday through Thursday there will be someone in the church or pastor’s office from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day, and other times by appointment. Please remember to enter from the south entrance near the Pastor’s office. No other doors will be open for church business.

Please remember the special offering for Harvest Thanksgiving on November 22 at both services.

The pre school has reopened but you should still come in by the south entrance because the north entrance from the parking lot has been sanitized and must be kept clean for the little children of the pre school. Please let friends with pre school aged children know that they can enroll the children in our pre school.
Looking forward to worshiping with you through the Holy Spirit. 
Grace and peace, Pastor David

Miramar United Methodist Church
November 22, 2020
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Call to Worship 

*Hymn 694 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come ccli #242496
1 Come, ye thankful people, come, 
raise the song of harvest home; 
all is safely gathered in, 
ere the winter storms begin. 
God our Maker doth provide 
for our wants to be supplied; 
come to God's own temple, come, 
raise the song of harvest home. 

2 All the world is God's own field, 
fruit as praise to God we yield; 
wheat and tares together sown 
are to joy or sorrow grown; 
first the blade and then the ear, 
then the full corn shall appear; 
Lord of harvest, grant that we 
wholesome grain and pure may be. 

3 For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home; 
from the field shall in that day 
all offenses purge away, 
giving angels charge at last 
in the fire the tares to cast; 
but the fruitful ears to store 
in the garner evermore. 

4 Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home; 
gather thou thy people in, 
free from sorrow, free from sin, 
there, forever purified, 
in thy presence to abide; 
come, with all thine angels, come, 
raise the glorious harvest home.
WORDS: Henry Alford, 1844 MUSIC: George J. Elvey, 1858  ccli #242496


*Praise and Worship ccli #242496
I Will Enter His Gates
I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say “this is the day that the Lord has made”
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
I Will Celebrate
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord
I will sing to Him a new song
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord
I will sing to Him a new song
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Halle…. Hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Halle…. Hallelujah

Let The Redeemed
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
I’m redeemed….I’m redeemed
Praise the Lord

More Precious Than Silver
Lord you are more precious than silver
Lord you are more costly than gold
Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds
and nothing I desire compares with you

I Love You Lord
I love you Lord, and I lift my voice
To worship you….O my soul rejoice
Take joy, my King…in what you hear
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them.

Today: Harvest Thanksgiving, Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. contact Marvia Aitken for the link, Youth Group at 4:00 p.m.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.

We plan to host another food distribution on Tuesday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. in the front of the church. First come, first served until we run out. This is two days early so that people can prepare for Thanksgiving

You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to to get the link to participate.

Thanksgiving Day we host the Branches meal, please pray as we will be distributing a drive-through meal in cooperation with Branches. This year it will not be prepared in our kitchen with lots of volunteers but brought to us pre-packaged and distributed as we do in the normal food distribution on Thursdays. Please let Allison Feurtado (at 954 483 3792) or Pastor David know if you are aware of anyone who needs or would like a meal or meals provided for them. We want to make a list of those meals we should reserve for those locally, and in our church.

Please continue to worship with us online most Sundays at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at and click on the Twitter icon or on by putting Miramar UMC in the search bar. 

Please note that there are five Sundays in November so our service on the 29th (next week) will be one service at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 1, Bold Justice Research Kick Off from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All network members and others are invited to join in that night.

Please remember the family of Austin Brown who passed away November 1. We will celebrate his life on Friday, December 4 at 12:00 noon, preceded by a visitation, all at Fred Hunter’s Funeral home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood. Follow this link to watch the livestream of the funeral: Password: Channel 1 – FuneralLivestream 1# 

Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide for November and December and a visit if you would like.

Responsive Reading: Psalm 145:8-21 (reading 857-858)
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 
9 The Lord is good to all,
   his compassion is over all his creation. 

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
   and your faithful ones shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
   and tell of your power, 
12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
   and raises up all who are bowed down. 
15 The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season. 
16 You open your hand,
   you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 
17 All the Lord’s ways are just,
   all the Lord’s doings are kind.
18 The Lord is near to all who call,
   to all who call upon the Lord in truth. 
19 The Lord fulfills the desire of all the faithful,
   and hears their cry, and saves them. 
20 All who love him the Lord, the Lord preserves.
   All the wicked the Lord destroys. 
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
   Let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.

Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23

Children’s Time 

*Hymn 92 For the Beauty of the Earth 
1 For the beauty of the earth, 
for the glory of the skies, 
for the love which from our birth 
over and around us lies. 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise. 

2 For the beauty of each hour 
of the day and of the night, 
hill and vale, and tree and flower, 
sun and moon, and stars of light; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of ear and eye, 
for the heart and mind's delight, 
for the mystic harmony, 
linking sense to sound and sight; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human love, 
brother, sister, parent, child, 
friends on earth and friends above, 
for all gentle thoughts and mild; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For thy church, that evermore 
lifteth holy hands above, 
offering up on every shore 
her pure sacrifice of love; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

6 For thyself, best Gift Divine, 
to the world so freely given, 
for that great, great love of thine, 
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:  

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

WORDS: Foliot S, Pierpoint, 1864 MUSIC: Conrad Kocher, 1838; arr. by W. H. Monk, 1861#242496oc

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  Happy Thanksgiving, may it lead to happy thankful living and thankful giving!
Online giving is available through our website: On the home page the ‘Donate’ icon (a hand with a dollar sign above it) is located at the top left corner and on the right under “Contact Us” you will see the same icon along with “Donate Online”. Click on either location for instructions. If you need help call the church office at 954-989-4711 or call Pastor David. Thanks to all who have signed up for this. The regular tithes and offerings of the church are a great source of blessing.

You can also mail a check to Miramar United Methodist Church. If you have your offering envelopes you will see that the address of the church is printed for mailing purposes. You may also use a regular envelope and address it to: MUMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023. 
Just put your check inside, mark which funds you would like to support, put a stamp on and let the United States Postal Service do the rest! Or bring it by after the services, someone will be in the church for one hour after the worship finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.

Also, we have the option of giving by text! Use 833-931-1791 to GivePlusText and when you text any amount, by putting that number in the message, you will be prompted to register, then fill out the details of your name, address and means of payment, and the contribution will go in! If you enter an email address you will get an immediate receipt. It is easy! If you have an Apple phone you may also get Vanco’s GivePlusMobile by downloading the app from the App Store. You may also look up YouTube videos to show how all this is done.

Or you can drop by with your gift during the week. Please call ahead if you would like to come at a time not listed in the introduction.

Prayer for God to bless our gifts

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, 
praise him all creatures here below, 
praise him above, ye heavenly hosts, 
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Time of sharing Joys & Concerns
(please email

Prayer Hymn 102 Now Thank We All Our God
1 Now thank we all our God, 
with heart and hands and voices, 
who wondrous things has done, 
in whom this world rejoices; 
who from our mothers' arms 
has blessed us on our way 
with countless gifts of love, 
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God 
through all our life be near us, 
with ever joyful hearts 
and blessed peace to cheer us; 
and keep us still in grace, 
and guide us when perplexed; 
and free us from all ills, 
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God 
the Father now be given; 
the Son, and him who reigns 
with them in highest heaven; 
the one eternal God, 
whom earth and heaven adore; 
for thus it was, is now, 
and shall be evermore.
WORDS: Martin Rinkart, 1663; trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1858 MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840 ccli # 242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven:
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
For ever and ever. Amen.

Sermon: Lord, help us to not forget to thank You!

*Hymn of sending forth 131 We Gather Together 
1 We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine!

3 We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
WORDS: Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626; trans. by  Theodore Baker, 1894 MUSIC: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser, 1877  ccli # 242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heavens)


Below are public service announcements from the City of Miramar from the city website. If you do not live in Miramar please check the website of your own city and you may be surprised at the aid that is offered during this difficult time.

A Message From The Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry County Commission MeetingBertha Henry


Vulnerable Cannot be Forgotten in our Recovery

​Even as key indicators for the spread of COVID-19 in Broward improve slightly, we know that the pandemic has created new vulnerabilities. Many residents, as a result of closed businesses or declining demand for services, are having trouble meeting two basic human needs: food and shelter. I'm pleased to announce two programs in September that will help.

​Rental Assistance Program Starts Today

Effective 8AM today, residents can apply for rental assistance in a program made possible by our County Commission and funded through federal CARES Act money. The $25 million program provides between 60% and 75% of assistance to qualified residents for unpaid rents between April and August. Landlords must agree to participate and accept the partial rent as full payment.

Applications will be accepted online only until Sunday, September 6 at 10PM. Applications will be processed by Family Success and assistance will be disbursed so long as funds are available. For details, visit A special Call Center number has been established at 954-831-2380. Documentation is required and should be gathered prior to beginning the online application process.

​September is Hunger Action Month

According to Feeding South Florida, 1 in 5 individuals in South Florida, including more than 330,000 children, don't know where they'll get their next meal. Due to the pandemic, many families who have never experienced food insecurity before are now in the fearful position of being hungry with insufficient means to provide food. When schools reopened with online learning from home, it left many families struggling to find replacements for school breakfast and lunch. Senior centers shut down their programs, including meals to the elderly.

Together4Broward is a taskforce of more than a dozen service organizations collaborating during these extraordinary times to ensure residents of all ages have access to nutritious food. Many of the distribution sites are at neighborhood schools and churches. Hunger among persons experiencing homelessness is being addressed by HOPE South Florida, with “Grab 'n Go" meals and complimentary bus transportation to feeding sites.

September is Hunger Action Month, a perfect time to recognize and take action on this issue. In my next column, I'll tell you about our plans to increase Broward County's 365 Food Drive contributions through the end of the year, which are way down with facilities closed to the public and many employees working from home.

​September 30 is the Last Day to Complete the Census

Our Census self-response rate is 60.4% - better but still far below where we should be to ensure we get our fair share of funding in the next decade for important programs like those described above. Please take 10-15 minutes at work today (if you have not already) to visit to complete the Census online or call 844-330-2020 to complete it over the phone. Our community is counting on you!​

Bertha Henry signature


BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Qualified residents impacted by COVID-19 will soon be able to apply online for rental assistance, thanks to the Broward County Commission.

Broward County has allocated $25 million in federal CARES funding for a program that will help residents pay portions of unpaid rent for the months of April, May, June, July and August 2020. Funds are not a loan, and do not have to be paid back.

Individuals may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • They are a Broward County resident
  • They or someone in their household experienced a documented loss or reduction in income related to COVID-19
  • Due to the loss of income related to COVID-19, they were unable to pay their rent
  • Their landlord agrees to participate

Assistance equates to a partial payment of rent. For months one and two of the owed rent amount the rental assistance program will pay, and the landlord must agree to, 75% of the amount due. For months three, four and five of rent assistance , the program will pay, and the landlord must agree to, 60% of the amount due. Late fees, if any, will not be covered by the program.

Payments are made to landlords, therefore if a landlord is not willing to complete the documents, the tenant will not be eligible for assistance.

Broward County’s Family Success Division is managing the application process and will approve and distribute funds until depleted.

Application Period Opens August 31

The application period is Monday, August 31 through Sunday, September 6, 2020, from 8AM to 10PM daily. Applications may be submitted online only, at A computer is not necessary, and the application can be completed on a smartphone or tablet. No in-person applications will be accepted.

Because applicants are required to attach significant amounts of substantiating documentation, residents who believe they are qualified are encouraged to begin today to collect documentation required for the online application process. For details, visit The application must be completed in one sitting and cannot be partially completed, saved or returned to at a later time.

Examples of the types of documents that may be required depending upon each unique situation are:

  • Copy of valid government-issued ID
  • Rental lease agreement or Tenant Verification Form, completed by landlord
  • Late notice for past due rent/eviction notice/past due notification
  • Paystubs
  • Evidence of unemployment or loss of income if self-employed

Once a resident’s application is assigned a case manager, he or she may be asked to supply other documents such as bank statements. Again, consult the website for details on documents that may be required at time of application.

“Our residents are hurting,” said Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness. “This $25 million rental assistance program can provide much needed financial assistance to many, many families who need our help, and help protect landlords and small businesses who need to collect rents to pay mortgages and other expenses related to property ownership.”

COVID-19 has impacted many Broward County families in many ways. If you have loss of income not related to COVID-19, and need help during this difficult pandemic, please visit our Family Success Division website to see what other resources may be available to you.

Office of Mayor Dale V.C. Holness

Broward County Board of County Commissioners - District 9

115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 417

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Office: 954-357-7009 Fax: 954-357-5622


Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance is available to eligible residents who are impacted by COVID-19. 

  • Payment of past due rent, utilities bills and past due fees up to three months
  • Maximum grant of $7,000 
  • No repayment 
  • Payment made to landlord or utility company 
  • Income must be at or below 80% area’s median Income

Phone: 954-431-7866 Ext:110 or Phone: 954-602-3265
Now accepting applications for past due rent, late utility bills, late fees.

Also if you are age 59 or younger and in crisis you may call 954 889 2719 to apply for $550 for crisis payments for utilities, rent. “Miramar Assisting Seniors in the Homes” can also be accessed at this number for those age 60 plus for this benefit. This is also the number for those applying for “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” which has a maximum benefit of $2,000 per year and is coordinated through the Family Success Center.

Also you may call Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida at 954 431 7866, option 3 for up to $4,500 rental security deposit for those moving into a new housing unit. At this number you may also receive Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.

COVID walk up testing is open 7 days a week at the Vernon Hargray Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make sure you turn in you Census Form!

Summer Meals Distribution

  • On Tuesday, June 9th, Broward County Public Schools will begin its Summer Meals program at 49 school sites throughout the District. The list of schools is available here.
  • Grab-and-go meal service will be open from 10 AM – 1 PM. Tuesdays, providing children 18 years and younger, and adults who accompany them, with meals for one week.
  • Adults may receive meals for children who are not present by providing identification for the children. Adults wishing to receive meals must be present. Please, review the list of locations below (and attached) as some food distribution locations have changed. Meals can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus.
  • The sites include 6 Miramar schools.
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Below is our normal schedule, the one we used before this Coronavirus outbreak.

We are leaving it intact, trusting God that one day soon we will return to it.

Come join us in worship Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. at our location at 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL as we look forward to the future God has in store for us.

On the fifth Sundays of the month and for special occasions we have one joint service at 10 a.m.

Special services as we usually schedule them are Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols with a candlelight benediction under the stars at 7:30 on December 24. 

Watchnight service on December 31 starts at 10:30 p.m. and ends exactly at midnight with prayer and singing "we shall overcome."  All are invited  to the fellowship hall for refreshments. Come and offer a testimony as to what the Lord has done for you in the past year, or to express a hope for the year to come. 

In 2020 joint 10 a.m. services will be March 29 for the Easter Cantata. May 30 for a hymn sing.  June 14 for Multicultural Sunday, June 30 for a hymn sing, August 30 for the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the church, October 25 for Pastor's Appreciation Sunday, Dec. 20 for the Christmas Cantata, and December 29 for a hymn sing.

First Sundays of the month are when we share in Holy Communion and in between the services there is a Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast where both congregations mix and fellowship together. Those celebrating their birthdays in that month will be given special honor. The United Methodist Men meet after the 11 a.m. service on first Sundays.

New members sessions are usually on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

The first Sunday in January is Wesley Covenant Sunday, in February we celebrate Black History Month with dramas, Ash Wednesday service is at 7:30 p.m. The United Methodist Women conduct worship the second Sunday of March. BOLD Justice Rally is in early March, Easter Egg Hunt two weeks befre Easter on a Friday night at 7 p.m., Maunday Thursday Service at 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service at 7:30 p.m. Easter Celebration services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. BOLD Justice Nehemiah Action at 7:30 p.m. 

The first Sunday in June is our Confirmation Service after classes that began in late January, there is a special gift for all women on Mother's Day, on the fourth Sunday in May we recognize graduates in church,  and the Memorial Day Picnic, is from 12 to 5 p.m., to which all the community is invited.

The second week in June is Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch included. The Monday to Saturday inclusive of July 4  the youth go to the Warren Willis summer camp in Fruitland Park in central Florida. 

Children’s Club are every other Friday 7:00 p.m. and  Youth Group every other Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Revival services will be held October 7, 8, 9.  Harvest Thanksgiving Services Caribbean Style are on November 22 and we share thanksgiving baskets with the community from the food we collect and prepare warm meals for the needy on November 26. Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols with a candlelight benediction under the stars is at 7:30 on December 24. 

Watchnight service is December 31 and will start at 10:30 p.m. and end exactly at midnight with prayer and singing "we shall overcome."  All are invited  to the fellowship hall for refreshments. Come and offer a testimony as to what the Lord has done for you in the past year, or to express a hope for the year to come. 

On this website you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

When you visit our church, you will find:

A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you

Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Word of God

Ministries to meet the spiritual and outreach needs of our community 

Moving praise and worship

Please call the church office for information on any of these events.

In His Care,
Pastor David Range  Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315

Pre-School & After Care available.
Pre-School Directer, Marleni Brant-Pomare,

Tel: 954-981-9269, Fax: 954-989-4315 

Hours; 7:00 a.m;. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Contact Us  
Miramar UMC
2507 Utopia Drive
Miramar, Florida 33023
Map  •   Directions
Phone 954 989 4711
Fax 954 989 4315
Regular Schedule  


  • Morning worship
    – 8:30 AM
  • 5th Sunday joint services
    – 10:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Childrens Church
    – 11:30 AM
  • Sunday Prayer Meeting
    – 7:00 PM
Click an announcement below for further details.

God loves you!

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