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- Bridge Women - Coffee Chat
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- Coronavirus Opportunities to Help
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- Hurrican Season Preparedness Guide - Pre & Post Storm
The Bridge Church will officially Re-Open… Sunday, June 7, 2020
Pre-Registration Required Each Week in Phase 1
We are excited to announce that Sunday, June 7 will be our first Sunday open again… however, please watch this video by Pastor Pete and pay close attention to the details provided on this page in order to stay informed of the new processes and requirements in order to attend Sunday services here at The Bridge Church during Phase 1! Our desire is to provide a safe and meaningful “Touchless” experience for you!
We really do look forward to seeing you all again very soon!
What does Phase 1 look like?
- Service Times… In Phase 1 we will offer 3 Identical Sunday Services featuring the Contemporary Style of Worship. 9:00 am… 10:30 am… 12:00 noon.
- Pre-Register… Due to social distancing regulations, all attendees will need to Pre-Register Each Week for the Sunday Service they wish to attend so that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door if we have reached maximum capacity.
- Registration… will open each week on Monday and close on Thursday at midnight. We must close registration on Thursday. Once a service has reached capacity on the registration form, that service will close and you will have to choose another time or try again next week.
- Streaming… We will continue to stream our service at 10:30 am each week on Facebook and YouTube.
- Children’s Sunday Opportunities… During Phase 1 we will NOT be able to offer Nursery, Preschool, or Children’s Ministry opportunities on campus. However, if you do choose to bring your children with you, Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Carol will have activity packets available at check-in for you to pick-up and take into the service with you. Please also visit the additional tabs here on the Upcoming Events page to find specially produced lesson videos for the little ones and Bridge Kids!
- Youth Service… will NOT be offered on Sunday. However, Pastor Barnabas is working on some additional opportunities for the youth to have their own service on a different night.
- Check-In… Please plan to arrive on campus approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of service. Please make sure to Check-in at one of the Booths on patio before you enter the building.
- Social Distancing… When choosing seats in the Auditorium, please make sure to practice social distancing. There should be 4 chairs between your party and the next party in your row. Ushers will be available if you need assistance.
- Restrooms… Please use the restroom before you come. Restrooms will be available for emergencies. However, it is our goal to limit restroom use.
- When the service is over… as much as we would love to visit with you, we are going to have to request you exit so that we have time to sanitize and prepare to check-in the next service.
While these processes may feel very unnatural from how we normally experience services here at The Bridge, it is important that we comply for the comfort and safety of everyone involved! Remember, this is only Phase 1 and we do not expect it to last forever!
RESOURCES FOR LITTLE ONES & PARENTS
Happy May Bridge Parents,
We are starting a new month filled with new exciting stories from the Bible. And, just like last month YOU get to be the one to guide your precious little ones through their Bible journey as they meet Solomon, Joshua, Moses, Aaron, & Hur, and David & Goliath.
With every new month comes a new memory verse!!! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT some more! And that’s what you need to do with your little one and this month’s verse that comes from 2 Chronicles 32:8. It says: “We have the Lord our God to help us.”
Let’s not forget the fun stuff. I know you may not feel like celebrating but…there is still much to sing praise about!!! Take your little ones outside and show them God’s wonderful creation and let them sing HIP HIP HOORAY! Check out this month’s worship video so your little ones can start their day by getting the wiggles out.
Don’t let the fun stop there, we’d love to see your littles wiggle. Send us some pictures or videos of your kids in action to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on your Facebook page and tag us on our new little ones @ the Bridge Church Facebook group.
I know you didn’t think that we’d still be doing church at a distance and as disappointing as that is, be excited that you GET to be the ones to Lead your little ones in the way of the way Lord.
We really are hoping to see you soon but until then we’ll keep uploading the info so YOU can have the tools you need to keep your little ones spiritually feed.
Jennifer and your “little ones” team
Check out this month’s preview video to get a sneak peek at what’s in store:
Check out this month’s verse hand motion video:
Check out this month’s worship video so your little ones can start their day by getting the wiggles out.
Week 1… is all about Solomon. He had to lead the builders, figure out how to move the supplies, talk with kings to get the supplies he needed… there were so many decisions. He could have said no, but instead, he hopped to it! And, God helped him along the way. Watch the lesson video here:
Week 2… Mother’s Day Craft. CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES for crafts and craft instructions. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” ~ Proverbs 31:26
Week 3… is all about how God told Joshua to be strong and courageous and that He would be with Joshua just as He was with Moses. Watch the lesson video here:
Week 4… We’ve made it to week 4 where your little ones will be learning about how Moses needed help, and Aaron and Hur were there to help him. When they helped Moses, God’s army was able to win the battle. Watch this week’s video right here:
Week 5… Guess what? May has 5 weeks and on this 5th week we end where not only does something BIG happen but one of the guys in the story is really, BIG! His name was Goliath, and his meanness was as big as he was! He had God’s people trembling with fear. But not young David. David knew God was bigger than Goliath, and that’s all he needed to hop to it and take care of business. Watch the final video here:
RESOURCES FOR BRIDGE KIDS & PARENTS
I want to start with an encouragement. It has been 11 weeks since we have had regular services. I’m sure you are tired and weary, wondering if and when things will get back to the way they used to be. Let me share a verse with you that has been an encouragement to me. Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their HOPE and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by the long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit.”
Wow! I don’t know about you, but I want to be that tree. I don’t want to be bothered by the heat of fiery trials and hardship. I don’t want to be worried during the long months of not being able to get up on a Sunday and go to church and be with people I love.
I want the leaves of my heart to stay fresh and green and to keep producing the fruit of the spirit – love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The only way to do that is to stay close to the river of God’s love and protection, to stay in His Word and in communion with Him. He is our hope and confidence. It always boils down to TRUST. And blessed are we if we trust Him.
As you know, we will be starting on June 7th to re-open the church. Please watch Pastor’s video that clearly explains our stage one opening. Unfortunately, there will be NO children’s services during stage one, but children can sit with you if they are well-behaved, and we will have a small packet for them as you come in, with a children’s bulletin (word games and puzzles) that goes along with the AZone lesson that day. There will be a QR code on the bulletin so that the children can watch it on your iPhone or device with headphones or earbuds during the service, or they can still watch it at home on YouTube.
Since we can only house about 75 in each service, we are asking everyone to sign up using the form that will be sent to you each week.
I have good news and sad news. Pastor and the elders have decided that it is best that we do not have any on-campus camps this summer, following the guidelines of the authorities in Broward. They have also agreed that it is best that I not accompany a group of campers to Camp Horizon this summer. Steve Slusser (the director of the camp who I have known for 10+ years) is still holding camp and is abiding by strict safety measures, so you can still send your child if you wish to. You will need to sign up for the South Florida Bus that leaves from a local church, or drive them up to camp yourself. I am sorry that I am not going to be able to go this year, and I will really miss camp as it is one of my favorite summer events. I hope and pray that things will be back to normal for next summer.
However…we are planning a VBC (Virtual Bible Camp) that will run from July 13 – 17 each morning via Facebook livestream and YouTube. It will have songs, puppet shows, lesson, daily drama and craft. There will be a small fee of $10 for those who register and would like a packet with the craft items for each day, the prizes for saying the verse, and the work pages. The packet can be picked up the week before camp. More on this soon.
Praying for you and your children today.
For His Kids,
Bridgekids Ministry Director
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We look forward to seeing you for this chat session to simply check-in and connect.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
9:00 am – 9:30 am
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MEN’S ONLINE STUDY via ZOOM app & website for Meetings
Begins Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 6:50 pm
Must pre-register at the link below to view on your mobile device or computer
Good afternoon Men of Valor,
As we wrapped up our first virtual bible study “Thriving in Babylon” we had great feedback from the men who attended and out of popular demand……. We are preparing for our next bible study.
Before I spill the details, look at the testimonies we received from the men who attended:
“Overall thriving in Babylon was a great, informative experience for me, it’s a good thing when men get together. Iron sharpen Iron.” B. Thompson (Guest)
“Experience was good. Good to see the men in the group each week.” J. Tam (TBC Member)
So… I know after reading those inspiring testimonies your wondering when is the next study and what is it about… If you asked Pastor Pete these questions, his response will be “See you next week!”. (humor)
Every Christian man at some point asks themselves this question, “Why do I keep repeating the same sin, and yet I try new tactics with limited results?”
Join with other men for our new study entitled the “Defeating Repetitive Sin for Men”. A five-lesson study that will help you tackle that destructive sin and build a battle plan for increased spiritual results.
Tavaris L. Williams
You need to register in advance for this series:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link and information about joining the meeting. Each registrant will also receive the handouts for the series by email.
We ask that you please have a Bible or Bible App handy for each session.
These are the dates:
May 7th, 2020: The Seduction of Sin
May 14th, 2020: The Power of Belief
May 21st, 2020: The Remaking of the Mind
May 28th, 2020: The Design of Desire
June 4th, 2020: The Impact of Accountability
Our NEXT STEPS Department is always open on our website and our NEXT STEPS Director, Regine Carisma, is still hosting video and phone conferences while we are practicing “Social Distancing”.
Now may be the perfect time to invest in yourself by discovering the unique way that God created you through our online Gifts Assessment! It’s actually a lot of fun and will provide you tools to live life more intentionally!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Regine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Warriors… National Day of Prayer Task Force Prayer Room
Prayer Room Number: 712.432.0075 – 4961322#
There are several way to engage:
Join the prayer call the first Thursday of each month – Click Here to see additional upcoming dates
Use this Phone Number to Join in prayer for the following… 712.432.0075 password: 496132
- Daily Prayer call at 10:00 am or 10:00 pm
- Prayer for Families on Saturdays at 10:00 am
- Prayer for Churches on Sundays at 10:00 am
Click Here to find prayer guides and additional resources on the National Day of Prayer website.
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This page is designed to keep you informed and provide resources that may be helpful to you during this time. Check back periodically as we will refresh this page as we receive updates and come across opportunities and links that may be valuable to you!
We miss you lots Bridge Family!
Sunday Service will be held via Live-Stream each Sunday @ 10:30 am.
We hope you will visit the other “Tabs” here on the Upcoming Events page to explore additional resources for preschool, kids, students, and adults!
Virtual Summer Camps…
Virtual Summer Camp… https://campkinda.org/welcome – June 1 – September 1, 2020 Camp Kinda, a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun, all summer long. “Sign up and your kids will get 3-4 hours’ worth of activities each day, all connected to a weekly theme. Nothing boring. We’re talking about exploring the art of graphic novels, unlocking the mysteries of history, or jumping into the world’s craziest sports. Start any time you want. End any time you want. Camp Kinda runs on your schedule. We’ll add new adventures every week, and save them all for you right here.”
StemBeez Online Camp…
- Ages 9-14
- Activities: Hands-on labs in real-time with a professor. Topics include biology, physics, chemistry, environmental science, technology and astronomy.
- Dates: June 15-July 20
- Registration: More details will be provided upon registration and signup; materials needed will be delivered and there is a mandatory parent orientation the week of June 8
- Cost: Free to Broward County residents
- Contact: Email camp@STEMBeez.com, infor@STEMBeez.comstembeez.com/
Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp… a virtual partnership presented by Manatee Lagoon, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Lion Country Safari and the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
- Ages: 6-9
- Activities: Animal observations, games, encounters, experiments, crafts animal feedings and more.
- Dates: Begins June 1
- Cost: Free
- Contact: visitmanateelagoon.com/virtual-summer-camp. Virtual Arts Camps, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami
- Ages 6-13
- Activities: camps, including Studio Arts Camp and Dynamic Design Camp; Campers will be introduced to mixed media, painting, drawing and textile arts during Zoom workshops.
- Dates: June 8-Aug. 14
- Cost: Free, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
- Contact: To register, email email@example.com, 305-893-6211, mocanomi.org
City, County, State…
Get Help with Your Rent During the Pandemic – If the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your ability to pay housing rent, you may qualify for rental assistance. To see if you may be eligible for this first come, first served State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funding program, visit the Family Success SHIP funds website.
FLORIDA CHILD CARE SURVEY – This survey asks you to share your current child care set up and thoughts about what’s next as Florida reopens the economy. This will help child care providers and state leaders start planning for the future to best serve you.
- English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C9WZDG6
- Creole https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YBSNR6Z
- Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB6SSHK
Miramar residents emergency funds – Emergency rent and utilities assistance opens May 22 – https://files.constantcontact.com/fbc8f29a001/81052e1d-863c-46d6-8813-981c1df77197.jpg Check your city’s website for any assistance related to COVID 19
Broward Public Schools – BCPS 2019/20 School Year Calendar Weekly Updates
Please visit www.browardschools.com/coronavirus for Broward school updates.
Stay Healthy Resources…
- Florida KidCare health insurance: Apply for coverage or make adjustments to your monthly premium. English Spanish
- Baptist Health South Florida – Use your electronic device to join one or many of the virtual Zoom classes the hospital has scheduled. Sessions include Zumba, yoga, Tai chi, mindful movement, line dancing, boot camp, crafts for kids and more. For a lineup, visit events.baptisthealth.net and select the virtual category. https://events.baptisthealth.net/ClassesAndEventsDetails.aspx?ceid=f2657204-fa1d-468d-9728-042d1b8f7cd7
- YMCA Virtual Fitness Challenge – The YMCA offers a four-week fitness challenge for the entire community designed to get you moving for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, while practicing social distancing. Program runs through May 10. Visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/challenge-stayhealthy.
Activities and Fun Resources…
- While sheltering at home, our kids get a lot of our partial attention. (Work, meals, cleaning, dressing in real clothes—a lot of things seem to be getting partial attention at the moment.) Let your child choose an activity for you to do together for 10 or 15 minutes, with no interruptions. Even a short burst of focused time together can go a long way for kids and parents alike. Make your own jumping frog using origami.
- Use Google Earth to find your house, your school, or any place in the world you’ve wanted to see. How about Times Square? The Great Pyramid of Giza?
- The National Park Service is offering a virtual tour of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. This natural wonder includes more than 119 caverns formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. This is a virtual tour you won’t want to miss.
- Try this neat coding activity from Hour of Code, in which you’ll create your own Google logo—then marvel as your child becomes rapidly more digitally literate than you are (in case that wasn’t already the case).
- Crank up the music, it’s family dance party time. Everyone gets a chance to choose a song or two.
- Family Activity: NASA is back with more great stuff. This time, challenge each other to build the tallest freestanding structure that can hold a marshmallow—using spaghetti. Other ideas https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for-kids-and-families
- A free online download book for children that talks about why we need to stay home during the era of the Coronavirus. Https://www.millieandsuzie.com
- Learn some basic phrases, like greetings, in American Sign Language.
- Check out “But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids”, which offers interesting answers to question submitted by children. First up: Why do Lions Roar?
- Netflix has made a selection of their educational documentaries available for free on YouTube. Start with Our Planet, a beautiful nature series narrated by David Attenborough.
- Broward County Library… Mini Storytimes (releasing on Mondays) and Mini STEAM storytimes (releasing on Thursdays) through Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Click Here
- Broward County Parks… Special Populations: Summer Programs are now available to you! Click Here
- Family Activity… View this online table etiquette class and then do a dress up family dinner and practice. Hold a conversation: “If you made a box for all your hopes and dreams, what would it look like?” Click Here for Video
- Family Activity… Teach your kids an “old school” game that today’s generation doesn’t play. You know the ones: marbles, double dutch, MASH, paper football, hopscotch, jacks. Bring on the board games and puzzles. This is a great time to introduce your kids to good old-fashioned board games as well.
- Fun Activity idea – Virtual Field trips. How about taking your family on an African safari, or the ancient pyramids, or many other fascinating places in the world?
World Health Organization – https://www.who.int
Center for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov
White House – https://www.whitehouse.gov
Florida Department of Health – https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
For continual community updates, check the following links:
Stress & Coping…
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Worsening of chronic health problems
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
- People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSAexternal icon) website.
- For preschoolers, our favorite Sesame Street characters are teaching deep breathing techniques to help manage big feelings.
- Mental Health: It’s normal to be anxious during these times—and there’s no way to hide it from our kids entirely. But here are some strategies to avoid passing those worries onto the kids
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic EventFor Families and Children
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping After a Disasterpdf icon – A Ready Wrigley activity book for children age 3-10
- Coping with Traumatic Events podcast https://tools.cdc.gov/podcasts/media/mp3/CopingTraumaticEvents.mp3
- Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?
Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline- Call 1-800-985-5990
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline -Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Cigna now offers a 24-Hour hotline for the general public to speak with a qualified behavioral health clinicians who can provide one-on-one support: 1.866.912.1687 During this time of crisis you just never know who may really be hurting behind their closed doors. So if you are feeling down or anxious or anything regarding COVID-19, try it out. You do NOT have to be a Cigna employee or member. This is open to anyone.
Talking to Children and Teens…
Mental Health: It’s normal to be anxious during these times—and there’s no way to hide it from our kids entirely. But here are some strategies to avoid passing those worries onto the kids
Mental Health: How to Help Teens Shelter in Place – https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_teens_shelter_in_place
Food and Nutrition Services for Students & Families…
- Food distribution sites/schedule updates https://bit.ly/2S2jJ46 – On Monday, April 27, Broward County Public Schools will begin a new schedule at all 51 District food distribution sites, which will reduce the number of weekly trips for families and provide greater efficiency to staff. Our grab-and-go meal service will open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. twice a week – Mondays and Wednesdays – providing families with multiple meals at a time. On Mondays, families will be able to pick up meals for the beginning of the week. On Wednesdays, they will receive meals for the remainder of the week.
- Access Florida: Florida Launches Online Grocery Purchase Pilot Program: Florida’s SNAP recipients will now be able to use EBT cards to make eligible food purchases. Both Walmart and Amazon online purchasing is available statewide. https://myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml
- Business – https://www.miramarfl.gov/1712/Economic-Stimulus-Grant – up to 10K in stimulus grant for Miramar for profit small businesses for rent other expenses. Opens May 13, 2020
- Small Business Grant Opportunity… LISC will focus 10,000 grants to historically underserved communities – especially those enterprises owned or led by women, minorities a & veterans, which often lack access to affordable capital. https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/sams-club-grant/
- For Small Businesses/Non-profits: The SBA has a Find Eligible Lenders Tool where you can put in your zip code and find local lenders.
- floridajobs.org — If you have had to lay off or reduce hours of staff due to Coronavirus, employees can file their Reemployment Assistance Claim through CONNECT, Florida’s online Reemployment Assistance System.
- floridasbdc.org/disaster/ — If you have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, you may qualify for a no-interest state and/or a low-interest federal business disaster loan.
- disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ — The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing loans to businesses that have suffered losses as a result of the coronavirus.
- Floridadisasterloan.org — Florida emergency bridge loan is currently available to small businesses providing up to 50,000 dollars interest-free for one year.
- There are also changes with the IRS. Please visit irs.gov/Coronavirus. The IRS has established a special section of their website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the Coronavirus.
This page is designed to provide ideas and opportunities to get involved and help others during this pandemic. Check back periodically as we will refresh this page as we become aware of opportunities and links that may be valuable to you!
We miss you lots Bridge Family… be strong… be safe… and remember, You Are The Bridge!
The National Day of Prayer Task Force has set up a Prayer Room Phone Number and scheduled one Thursday a month to collectively go before Almighty God with praise, repentance and fervent petitions as this virus has brought deep national and global impact. Your voices and heart joining in these moments of prayer are welcomed and appreciated.
They also have Daily Prayer opportunities available.
Broward Count Medical…
Sewing Masks… The Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) Medical Response Unit needs your help sewing masks. BCMA is not endorsing a specific mask pattern and are following the guidelines provided by the CDC for this unique crisis.
- Where can I buy supplies?
- JOANN Fabric & Craft is offering curbside pickup
- Some Walmart stores sell craft supplies
- Amazon/other online retailers
- Where can I buy supplies?
- Where do I drop off?
- When the masks are ready, please email BCMA.firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule drop-off/pick-up. We have volunteers who can pick them up from your porch or mailbox.
- Where do I drop off?
- Who are these benefiting?
- The BCMA represents medical professionals throughout Broward County. These masks will benefit doctors, nurses, hospital staff and first responders throughout the entire county.
- Who are these benefiting?
The Broward County Medical Association, in partnership with the Broward County Mayor, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County Department of Health, will be recruiting, credentialing and managing health care volunteers for the Medical Response Unit. The purpose is to organize and rapidly provide verified volunteers (doctors, nurses, health care professionals and support staff) to assist the local Department of Health and other municipal partners in providing for the urgent medical needs of our community. If you are able to volunteer please contact Cynthia Peterson, CEO of BCMA, at 954.714.9477 or email CPeterson@BCMA.com. For questions or comments you can contact either Cynthia or Warren Sturman, MD can be reached at WMSMD@aol.com.
Other Community Partners…
- NEW… JFS Broward County – Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard needs volunteers in their warehouse to assemble & distribute groceries and help with administrative support, as well as volunteer delivery drivers to deliver meals to their clients. CLICK HERE for details.
- NEW… HandsOn at Home… To Foster opportunities for individuals and families to create meaningful impact while volunteering from the comfort of their own homes, HandsOn Broward has developed HandsOn at Home. This unique toolbox of ideas includes ways that you can be the change by reading to kids, serving in DIY volunteering activities or even creating your own volunteer project to make a difference! Through HandsOn at Home, youth and student volunteers can earn CLICK HERE to view our HandsOn at Home opportunities.
- Meals on Wheels Broward… needs volunteers to deliver meals to their clients.
Click here for details.
- Feeding South Florida… needs volunteers to sort donated food to ensure it’s safe for distribution. Click here for details.
- Join our United Way Story Time… Put on a LIVE UNITED t-shirt (if you have one) and create a short video of yourself reading a children’s book of your choice. You can either go LIVE on Facebook and/or Instagram or post your video directly to your status or feed. If you would like to submit your video please email it to smetrie@UnitedWayBroward.org so we can share it.
- Thank Front Line Workers… From the comfort of your own home, you can share a thank you message to the personnel who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Community service letters are available upon request. Four letters or video submissions equate to one hour of service. Any additional submissions are welcomed and we will credit volunteers for such. We ask that the letters have a minimum of 150 word count each and that each submission is unique. Ms. Nhung K Tran (305) 646-7118 email@example.com to register https://portal.unitedwaymiami.org/Volunteer/VolOpInfo.jsp?nbr=892*0
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – FUGE – RIDGCREST CONFERENCE CENTER, NC
Date: Thursday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 8
Registration Fee: $60.00
Total Cost of Camp is: $320… includes camp, lodging, all meals, transportation, and tubing.
We are going back to FUGE Camp in Ridgecrest, NC this summer. We will be creating a payment plan, but you can secure your spot by paying the $60.00 Registration Fee. Spots will be limited. First come, first serve.
The relationship between God and man was broken by our sin but has been restored through Christ. Because of this, we can draw near to God, enjoy fellowship and relationship with Him and experience His ultimate peace and rest. In our culture, we have so many things grabbing our attention such as our phones, devices, social media and social expectations. Along with the pressures of school and other activities, we often find ourselves overwhelmed, drained and feeling empty.
Join us for FUGE Camps 2020 as we discover how to dwell with God, rest in His presence, push past distractions and focus on His peace. Spending time with the Lord changes everything!
NEW FosterLIFE WELLNESS GROUP
No one can do Everything… but Everyone can do Something! Not everyone is meant to Foster or Adopt children, but everyone can do something… bring a meal to a foster family… provide some needed supplies to a foster/adoptive home… become a respite parent… volunteer at a children’s home like His House… and everyone can pray for children to be placed in a loving home!
FosterLIFE is going to be a wellness group that comes alongside foster and adoptive families and children to provide connection, community and support… we want them to know they are not alone in this journey. If you are interested in being part of the solution, please click on the button below to get involved.
Thank you in advance!
MISSIONS TRIP SUPPORT
Thank you so much for your contribution to The Bridge Church International Missions Efforts. Without you, these trips would not be possible. Please know that by giving, you become part of our Team.
Ecuador… South Africa… Haiti… Trinidad…
Some Pray… Some Give… Some Go… We are all an intricate part of The Bridge!
Please continue to pray for our teams as we continue go where the Lord leads!
“Whatever It Takes!”
Raising Support… $
Each team member is responsible to raise their own support for the cost of the trip which includes: airfare; transportation; lodging and food. We also hold some fund raisers to raise money for the team project.
You can be a part of our team by:
- Praying for us as we travel and minister to God’s people across the Globe.
- Giving a monetary gift of any amount will help us reach our Goal. By Clicking on the Button below, you can give to an individual team member or to the general fund of the trip you wish to support.
These trips are life changing events for individuals… the team… and the people we serve.
Whatever gift you are able to give will be greatly appreciated!
Good News Club for Elementary Students of Somerset Academy 1st – 5th Grade
Begins Thursday, October 3, 2019 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
- Review the Pembroke Pines 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.