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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 by 8:00 p.m. 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 Our prayer meeting is 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. Special blessings on you who have dropped by for a short visit, keeping social distance, or to drop off your gift in person or to pick up the Upper Room daily devotional guide. This week, Tuesday 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 is open 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
Order of Service
January 17, 2021
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services


Call to Worship 
*Hymn 519 Lift Every Voice and Sing ccli #242496
1 Lift every voice and sing,
till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
high as the listening skies,
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun
of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.
2 Stony the road we trod,
bitter the chastening rod,
felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
yet with a steady beat,
have not our weary feet
come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered.
We have come, treading our path thru the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past,
till now we stand at last
where the bright gleam of our bright star is cast.
3 God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
thou who hast by thy might
led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;
lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee;
shadowed beneath thy hand,
may we forever stand,
true to our God, true to our native land.
WORDS: James Weldon Johnson, 1921 MUSIC: J. Rosamond Johnson, 1921 ccli #242496

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496
Rejoice In The Lord Always
Rejoice in the Lord always
and again I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always
and again I say rejoice
Rejoice….rejoice and again I say rejoice
Rejoice….rejoice and again I say rejoice
I’m So Glad
I’m so glad Jesus lifted me
I’m so glad Jesus lifted me
I’m so glad Jesus lifted me
singing glory hallelujah
Jesus lifted me
Satan had me bound but Jesus lifted me
Satan had me bound but Jesus lifted me
Satan had me bound but Jesus lifted me
Singing glory hallelujah…Jesus lifted me
When I was in trouble…Jesus lifted me
When I was in trouble…Jesus lifted me
When I was in trouble…Jesus lifted me
Singing glory hallelujah…Jesus lifted me
Something Beautiful
Something beautiful…something good
All my confusion….he understood
All I had to offer him was brokenness and strife
But he made something..beautiful of my life
In His Time
In his time…….in his time
He makes all things beautiful in his time
Lord, please show me every day
As you’re teaching me your way
That you do just what you say in your time
In your time… your time
You make all things beautiful in your time
Lord, my life to you I bring
May each song I have to sing
Be to you a lovely thing
In your time
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: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Contact Marvia Aitken for the link, Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.
Monday: Have a blessed Martin Luther King holiday, church office and pre school are closed.
Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. you are invited to the visitation for Raymond Hue at Scarano’s Funeral Home, 9000 Pines Blvd. He passed away on January 11. The celebration of his life service will take place the next day, Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. also at Scarano’s, and will be for immediate family. You may join online with the same Twitter link we use for Sundays. Go to and click on the Twitter bird icon. This can be watched later as well.
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.
Food distribution on Thursday between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. on the Utopia Drive side of the church
Thursday, the regular United Methodist Women meeting on Zoom at 7:00 p.m.
United Methodist Women Prayer breakfast online on Saturday, January 23 from 8:30 to 10:30
Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday 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. On Jan. 31 we will have one service at 10:00 a.m.
Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide and a chat!
We celebrate those who are still bringing in their offering for 2020, and we are thankful for the additional gifts to the Mission Wreath by Raverley Edwards in memory of her mother Jacintha Anderson and her nephew Mario.
Keep in prayer and plan to attend online the important BOLD Justice meetings in 2021. The RALLY is on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m., The NEHEMIAH ACTION is Monday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., and the CELEBRATION on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Scripture: First Samuel 3:1-11
Please stand for the gospel according to John 1:43-51
Children’s Time 
*Hymn 413 A Charge to Keep I Have 
A charge to keep I have, 
a God to glorify,
a never-dying soul to save,
and fit it for the sky.
2. To serve the present age,
my calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
to do my Master's will!
3. Arm me with jealous care,
as in thy sight to live,
and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare
a strict account to give!
4. Help me to watch and pray,
and on thyself rely,
assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.
WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1762 MUSIC: Lowell Mason, 1832 ccli #242496

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  
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 - Pastor David Range
(please email
Prayer Hymn 352 Standing in the Need of Prayer  
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.

1 Not my brother, not my sister, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
Not my brother, not my sister, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.

2 Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer. 
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.

3 Not my father, not my mother, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
Not my father, not my mother, but it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer;
It's me, (it’s me), it's me, O Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.

WORDS: Afro-American spiritual MUSIC: Afro-American spiritual; arr. by William Farley Smith, 1966 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: Speaking and Listening
*Hymn of sending forth 593 Here I Am, Lord
1 I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save
I who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord
If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart

2 I, the Lord of snow and rain
I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone
Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my words to them
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord
If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart

3 I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide
'Til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord
If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart

WORDS: Dan Schutte, 1981 MUSIC: Dan Schutte, 1981 ccli #242496



 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
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God loves you!

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