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Miramar UMC

  • 2507 Utopia Drive
    Miramar, Florida 33023
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Dear friends,

Thank you for this Pastor’s Appreciation Sunday, I look forward to the drive-through between services 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and hope to see you there if it is good for you to make it.

Remember you can watch our services on youtube.com by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC and then you should see the service live streamed. I have enjoyed doing so to participate with you online from the hospital and then home as I recover from diverticulitis. I am making good progress, thank you for your prayers.

We will, of course, keep the Twitter service the same as we have been doing since March. We will continue our 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services (except when we have a fifth Sunday 10:00 a.m. service.)  We are thankful for our www.MiramarUMC.org website. Pass around the information so that others may join in worship by clicking on the Twitter bird icon on the home page. Please email your prayer requests for uplifting on Sunday by sending them to miramarpastor@gmail.com. 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  marviaaitken@hotmail.com or Pastor David at miramarpastor@gmail.com. Also, every other Sunday we will have Youth Group on GoToMeeting.com. Please contact Pastor David at miramarpastor@gmail.com for the link. Prayer meeting is now online on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and you may contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards for the link.

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. 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. The government pays the fees for the children of first responders.

Looking forward to worshiping with you through the Holy Spirit. 
Grace and peace, Pastor David

Miramar United Methodist Church
Order of Worship for Pastor Appreciation Service
October 25, 2020
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Call to Worship - Judith Pierre-Okerson


*Hymn 480 O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go  ccli #242496
1 O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
that in thine ocean depths its flow
may richer, fuller be.

2 O Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
my heart restores its borrowed ray,
that in thy sunshine's blaze its day
may brighter, fairer be.

3 O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow thru the rain,
and feel the promise is not vain
that morn shall tearless be.

4 O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead,
and from the ground there blossoms red,
life that shall endless be.
WORDS: George Matheson, 1882 MUSIC: Albert L. Peace, 1884 ccli #242496

Prayer - Judith Pierre-Okerson

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496 - Roland Abel

Everybody Ought To Know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is.

Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is.
He’s the lily of the valley
He’s the bright and morning star
He’s the fairest of ten thousand
Everybody ought to know.

Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is.
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is.

Great & Mighty
Great & Mighty is the Lord our God
Great and Mighty is He
Great & Mighty is the Lord our God
Great and Mighty is He
Lift up your banner, let the anthems ring 
praises to our King
Great and mighty is the Lord our God, 
great and mighty is He
                                  
The Family of God
Chorus
I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod
For I’m part of the family,,,the family of God

 You will notice we say “brother and sister” ‘round here
It’s because we’re a family…and these folks are so near
When one has a heartache we all share the tears
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear

I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod
For I’m part of the family,,,the family of God

From the door of an orphanage to the house of the King
No longer an outcast…a new song I sing
From rags unto riches…from the weak to the strong
I’m not worthy to be here  But praise God…I belong

I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain
Cleansed by His blood
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod
For I’m part of the family,,,the family of God

                              
Bind Us Together
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
With chords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord
Bind us together with love

There is only one God…there is only one king
There is only one body
That’s the reason we sing 

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
With chords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord
Bind us together with love
    
Welcome - Judith Pierre-Okerson

For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by reaching out and sharing the love of God with them.

Today is Pastor Appreciation Day and  you are invited to a drive-through in the parking lot between services from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Pastor David is looking forward to seeing you if you can make it.

Today: Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. Contact Marvia Aitken for the link. Youth group is at 4:00 p.m. Contact Pastor David. Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards, see introductory page.

Tuesday is our BOLD Justice Community Problems Assembly online at 7:30. All Network Members should plan on attending.

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

We plan to host another food distribution on Thursday at about 9:00 a.m.

Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.org www.MiramarUMC.org and click on the Twitter icon. Next Sunday you are invited to prepare the communion elements of bread, juice, wine, or water and all are invited to partake together virtually with us in the sanctuary.

Mary Jane Edwards was a member here for many years but she went to spend her final years with her daughter in Atlanta about nine years ago. She passed away on October 19 at the age of 96 and her funeral will be at Fred Hunter’s Funeral home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, on Saturday, November 7, viewing at 12:30 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m., with burial locally next to her husband. A link to the service so you may participate virtually will be provided. You may call her daughter Dee Holcombe to sympathize. Call the church office at 954 989 4711 if you would like the number.

Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46 - Judith Pierre-Okerson

Children’s Time - Bettyanne Gallagher

Tributes:     Bettyanne Gallagher, Pastor Parish Committee
        Audley Codner, United Methodist Men
        Ola Duhaney, United Methodist Women

*Hymn 399 Take My Life and Let It Be ccli #242496
1 Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

2 Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

3 Take my will, and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee. 
WORDS: Frances R. Havergal, 1873 MUSIC: Louis J. F. Herold, 1839 ccli #242496

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  
Online giving is available through our website www.MiramarUMC.org. 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 - Judith Pierre-Okerson

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering.

Doxology
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 - Pastor David Range
(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)

Prayer Hymn 453 More Love to Thee, O Christ ccli #242496
1 More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

2 Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

3 Let sorrow do its work, come grief and pain;
Sweet are thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me:
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

4 Then shall my latest breath, whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!
WORDS: Elizabeth P. Prentiss, 1869 MUSIC: William H. Doane, 1870 ccli #242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer - Pastor David Range

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:  The Primacy of Love over Laws - Judith Pierre-Okerson

*Hymn of sending forth 384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling ccli #242496
1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find the promised rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

3 Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

4 Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.
WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1747 MUSIC: John Zundel, 1870 ccli #242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heaven)

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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

8/31/2020

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 Broward.org/CARES. 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 my2020census.gov 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

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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 Broward.org/CARES. 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 Broward.org/CARES. 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

www.broward.org

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Miramar EMERGENCY RENT AND UTILITIES ASSISTANCE
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  

http://miramarunitedmethodistpreschool.org

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

Sunday

  • 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
Affiliations  
Announcements
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God loves you!

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