THANKSGIVING BASKETS OUTREACH TO LOCAL MILITARY VETERANS
Sunday, September 16 – Sunday, September 30
The dinner baskets include all the traditional trimmings. In lieu of a frozen turkey, Publix gift cards will be given out so folks can purchase a main dish of their choice. The meal is valued at $65 and serves about five people.
Let’s “Be The Bridge”, in partnership with Mission Untied, to show appreciation to our Veterans for their service to our country!
2 Opportunities to Be The Bridge…
Purchase a $20 Publix Gift Card and drop it off at the Welcome Center in the Foyer or
Click on the Button below to Donate $20 online and we will purchase the Gift Card for you.
Volunteer to help distribute baskets to our Veterans on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sign-up clicking on the Button below.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD will be our Christmas Project which will begin in October… more information coming soon!
SPEECH CLUB OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm in the Living Room
Did you know that the #1 fear of the average person is Public Speaking?
#2 is Death! Really? This means the average person is more afraid of Public Speaking than they are of dying! Wow!
If you can identify, we can help! Being a part of the Speech Club will help you gain confidence and connect with others while learning how to organize your thoughts and communicate more clearly. This club meets one Thursday a month.
Join us for our Open House to check it out… no pressure to join!
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Begins Thursday, October 4 @ 7:00 pm… $50 per registration (discounted rate)
The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 within the first 90 days!
Approximately 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. This means that “broke” has become the new normal in our nation.
At the end of the month, many individuals simply have nothing left because of debt and expenses. If this is you, I’ve got good news. You are not alone.
You may be sitting there wishing you could get more financial margin in your life. If you’d like to take control of your money, then listen carefully.
As a church, we want to share a practical plan that can help you discover God’s way of handling money. We want to empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money.
Financial Peace University is that plan. This 9-week class taught by money expert Dave Ramsey can change your financial story in a matter of weeks – and your family tree for generations to come.
LADIES 4th ANNUAL PINK PARTY
Saturday, October 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$5 Suggested Donation will earn you 10 Raffle Tickets!
Every woman deserves a few hours to “Live in the Pink”! The 4th Annual PINK PARTY offers you a place to be reminded you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.
Drawings throughout the day… food… photo booth… fashion show hosted by Macy’s… health screenings… jewelry… fitness demos… and more… Dozens of women owned businesses with items just for women.
The PINK PARTY offers everything a woman could want to take care of herself inside and out… “Let’s Live in the Pink!”
Please RSVP by October 15
GAME NIGHT… AWANA YOUTH MINISTRIES
Saturday, October 26 @ 7:00 – 11:00 pm at The Bridge Church
$5.00 per student… Parents are Free!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 24
You are invited to join us for our annual AWANA “Game Night”, an event full of fun and games. We will also provide pizza for dinner. This is a very fun event and a great way for us to fellowship as a club. Parents are welcome to join us for some friendly competition, however, we are unable to accommodate younger siblings.
We also have Ignite T-Shirts available for $15.00 each if you want to purchase a t-shirt and wear it for this event! This is completely optional! Shirts are also available any Sunday at our Resource Corner in the Church Foyer!
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
Good News Club for Elementary Students of Somerset Academy 1st – 5th Grade
Thursday, October 5 after school in Adventure Zone
Good News Club is where your children will learn about the love of God and just how special they are to Him. It is run by volunteers who love kids and are carefully screened and trained. Parental permission is a must. We cannot accept any children who have not been signed up by a parent/guardian.
Hope you will join us!
1st – 2nd grade
After school – 4:00 pm
Meet in Adventure Zone… Pick up from Living Room
(Living Room Entrance is by the playground.)
3rd – 5th grade
After school – 4:30 pm
in Adventure Zone next to the school office.
Hurricane Season Pre-Storm Helps
To assist with hurricane preparations:
- Review the Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
- Review the City of Miramar Hurricane Preparedness Guide
- Visit our comprehensive Hurricane website. Our Emergency Checklists are a great way to ensure you have a family plan, appropriate shelter supplies, pet supplies, and emergency kit.
- Check out Broward’s A-Z Planner with links to detailed information on more than 60 topics, from airports and animals to water and windows.
- Encourage family and friends to subscribe to Broward County Emergency Updates, important public safety information delivered via email before, during and after an emergency.
- Follow us on Twitter at ReadyBroward and like us on Facebook at BrowardEMD.
- Bookmark Report Home Damage on your smartphone or other mobile device so you can report damage to your home and help first responders assess damage in the immediate aftermath of a storm.
- Call the Broward County Call Center at 311, or 954.831.4000, for updates and general hurricane preparedness information.
- Watch for details about the County’s new emergency notification system, AlertBroward, coming in July.
Hurricane Season Post-Storm Helps
To assist with post hurricane issues:
As Floridians continue the process of digging out from the storm, I want to share with you some tips and resources for Hurricane Irma Recovery.
Resident Assistance: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Broward County to the list of counties eligible for individual assistance. That means homeowners with damage that is documented can apply for funding from FEMA.
- Register at DisasterAssistance.gov for information and services from the government on the aid that may be available to you, including transitional sheltering assistance.
- Residents without internet access can use the computers at Broward County libraries to register for FEMA Individual Assistance.
- You can also contact FEMA’s Helpline (800) 621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: (800) 462-7585).
- Your local Red Cross chapter can also help you with food, shelter, and personal goods.
- You can also find assistance through United Way.
- Check with your insurance agent before hiring anyone to work on your property.
- Make sure you have the right kind of coverage to file a claim related to storm damage.
- Be sure to take pictures of the damage to your property before cleaning it up.
- To check on your policy through the National Flood Insurance Program, contact your insurance agent. You can also call 1-800-621-FEMA and select “option 2” learn more and be directed to the right place to file your claim.
- Keep any eye for people who may try to be using this unstable time as a way to swindle unsuspecting victims.
- Con artists asking for up-front payments, offering suspiciously large discounts, or claiming to be government agents are all commonplace after a storm like Irma.
- Be wary of phone calls from entities claiming to be charities. Real charities do not usually ask for donations over the phone or have names that sound like governmental departments.
- Do not give your money or personal information out over the phone.
- If someone is pressuring you with a “limited time offer” chances are it is a scam. Always check out offers with a trusted advisor such as an attorney before agreeing to terms with anyone.
Other Important Tips:
- Touch base with your mortgage lender. Just because your home was damaged does not mean you can skip a payment. However, your mortgage lender might work with you to pause payments given the situation. If you do not know who holds your mortgage, check the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems or call 888-679-6377.
- You also still must pay your credit card bills. If you do not think you will be able to do so, contact your credit card company before the next payment comes due.
- If your home is currently uninhabitable, contact your power company and ask that your service be suspended. This will save you money while you sort out your situation.
- Veterans who need help with shelter or their medications can call 1-800-507-4571 to speak with someone at the VA. Veterans can also check the VA website specifically dedicated to Hurricane Irma for more information.