THE CASE FOR CHRIST – 4 WEEK SERIES
Beginning Sunday, October 1
Journey with us for a Special Sermon Series based on the Movie during Sundays in October. We will uncover and explore the evidence for our Faith in Jesus and his death, burial and resurrection.
In addition, our LIFEgroups will be doing a 4 week small group study digging deeper into the evidence for our faith!
Join a LIFEgroup by clicking on the button below! You won’t regret it!
The Case for Christ Movie is based on the incredible story of a hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel, who was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed—or didn’t believe—as an avowed atheist.
Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.
CHAMPIONS 4 CHRIST BOYS CLUB
1 Saturday a Month, Beginning Saturday, October 14@ 10:00 am
This club is for young men, 3rd – 6th grade. Our goal is to partner with parents in teaching their sons to develop into “Champions for Christ” using biblical principles, well known sport figures as role models, sports and activities to teach them teamwork and sportsmanship.
The club also sponsors events such as a Father/Son Camp-out and Father/Son Field Day Challenge!
MONTHLY MEN’S BREAKFAST
1 Saturday a Month, Beginning Saturday, October 14@ 8:00 am
Designed especially for men by men with dynamic special guests sharing highly beneficial information on topics such as men’s health, financial planning, worship, relationships, and so much more… because we are “Stronger Together”.
Plan to join each month this year…
Saturday, November 11
Saturday, December 9
Saturday, January 13
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, April 14
Saturday, May 12
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.
Financial Peace University
Begins Thursday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm
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.
We are all eager to get involved and help in the disaster relief efforts, especially to Puerto Rico. North Carolina-based non-profit group Samaritan’s Purse, founded and run by the Billy Graham family, led one of the first major relief missions to the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria slammed the region, leaving thousands without power and crippling several cities.
While donating supplies makes us feel good, the most valuable thing we can do right now is donate money to these organizations that are getting into the region and getting supplies directly to those in need.
Here is a list of trusted organizations we encourage you to donate to if you have the desire to help. As we become aware of additional opportunities we will post them here as well.
Thank you for your heart to “Be The Bridge” to those who have been devastated by these storms!
Our fervent prayers remain…
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.