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On World Communion Sunday, Christ-followers around the world gather to share in Holy Communion, a celebration of Jesus' last meal with his disciples. This "spoken word" sermon is accompanied by Leon Bridge's beautiful song River. Steve Brasgalla, David Bouwens, & Rebeca Scroggin at the piano.

River: Words and Music by Austin Jenkins/Chris Vivion/Joshua Block/Todd Michael Bridges, CCLI 954650
The Best Supper: Graphic by Jan Richardson, © janrichardson.com

Bread of Life, River of Grace

October 7, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 22:14-23


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Superheroes

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September 2 - 30, 2018

Throughout the summer months we looked at the powerful, beautiful stories that Jesus told his followers — the Psalms — explaining God’s love through story. In September, as our families return from vacation and kids head back to school, we’ll explore some of the stories that our post-modern culture loves: SUPERHEROES!

Choosing Despair: Thanos

September 23, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Romans 8:31-39

Choosing Hope: Wonder Woman

September 9, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Proverbs 4:1-7 & 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Choosing Sides: Batman vs Superman

September 2, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6


Stories of Jesus

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July 1 - August 26, 2018

This summer we looked at the parables Jesus used to illustrate his teachings. These simple stories have incredibly rich, beautiful, sometimes downright complex theology, and it was fun to explore them together!

The Talents

August 26, 2018

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30

The Persistent Widow

August 19, 2018

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Mustard Seed

August 12, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor
Artist: Sydney Bouwens, Worship Arts Intern

Scripture: Mark 4:30-32

Prodigal

July 22, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 15:11–20

Workers in the Vineyard

July 15, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16

Good Samaritan

July 8, 2018

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Scripture: Luke 10:25–37


Shipwrecked

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May 27 - June 24, 2018

Our Shipwrecked series was based on the theme of our Vacation Bible School (June 18-22). Over the next five weeks, our Sanctuary and lobby became more and more filled with decorations as we explored the VBS themes and prepared to welcome the children of our community!

Struggles

June 10, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Psalm 32

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Lighthouse

June 3, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Matthew 7:7-11

Lost to Found

May 27, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Psalm 27


Pentecost

May 20, 2018

This Sunday is Pentecost, a day when we celebrate the Holy Spirit's powerful presence in our lives. We'll remember the amazing events of Acts 2:1-41, and consider how it is that the Spirit continues to speak to us today. Download the "Is it the Holy Spirit?" card.

Is it the Holy Spirit?

May 20, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Romans 8:22-27

 


Children's Musical

Mother's Day, May 13, 2018

Directed by: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor


MOVE

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April 8 - May 6, 2018

So, now that the Easter celebration is behind us... what's next? What's next is carrying that resurrection joy into our lives, and looking at what it means to move out into our world powered by Jesus' love. To do this, together we'll explore the amazing Book of Acts in our New Testament. Let's MOVE!

Restoring the Broken

April 15, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Acts 3: 1-10

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready

April 8, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11

A Beginning

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: John 20:19-31

As the End Approaches

March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: John 12:12-26


Restart

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February 18 - March 18, 2018

During the season of Lent,together we explored the beautiful Gospel of John, and considered the ways God calls us to begin again.

Anointed

March 18, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor
A spoken word sermon

Scripture: John 12:1-11

Unwrapped

March 11, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: John 11:30-44

Searching for Light

March 4, 2018

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Scripture: John 3:1-5, 6-12

Come & See

February 25, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: John 1:35-50

The Voice of One Shouting

February 18, 2018
Response to the Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: John 1:1-14

Full sermon text (in PDF): click here
Pastor Hedy's letter to the President (in PDF): click here


A Dream Unfinished

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January 7 - February 11, 2018

Most of us entered the new year with hopes and dreams for the future. But, at the same time, we know we live in a pretty broken world. Through the six weeks of this A Dream Unfinished series, we explored our "unfinished dreams" of understanding, equality, purpose, justice, healing, and peace... and found hope in the midst of it all!

Dreaming of Peace

February 11, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Psalm 34:1-14

Dreaming of Healing

February 4, 2018

Guest Preacher: Rev. Jason Micheli
Author of Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo

Scripture: Genesis 32:22-29 & Galatians 6:11-17

Dreaming of Justice

January 28, 2018

Guest Preacher: Rev. Janet Horman
Director of Florida Justice for Our Neighbors

Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 & 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Due to technical difficulty, there is no video for Sunday, January 21st. :(

Dreaming of Equality

January 14, 2018
Human Relations/Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Esther 4:12-17

Keeping the Dream Alive

January 14, 2018: Closing message at our 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, hosted by the Multicultural/Interfaith Committee

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 5:17-26

Persistent Darkness

January 7, 2018, Epiphany Sunday

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Scriptures: Matthew 2:13-18


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New Year's Eve Morning & Night Services

Are you ready to let go of 2017, and to embrace what God has in mind for you in 2018? Join us on this last Sunday morning of the year, as we explore Paul's words in the 3rd chapter of Philippians, and see where it is that God may be calling us to go in this exciting new year. And then come back for our Watch Night Service, as together we recommit our lives to following the God who loves us!

Hesed

New Year's Eve - Watch Night Service

December 31, 2017 @ 11:00pm

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scriptures: 2 Kings 23:1-3 & Psalm 136

Get In The Boat!

December 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve Morning

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scriptures: Philippians 3:12-16


Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Sermon text available on our blog


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Down to Earth
December 3-24, 2017
During the season of "Advent" -- the weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas on December 24th -- together we explored what it means that God came Down to Earth in the form of a tiny child.
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Head - Heart - Hands
October 8-22, 2017
This series was created by our Pastoral Intern, Sherlain Stevens. Over these three weeks, we looked at what it means to live as Christ-followers, using our intellect, our compassion, and our deeds!
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The Best Supper by Jan Richardson© janrichardson.com

World Communion Sunday - "The World Is Our Parish"
October 1, 2017
On this weekend, we gathered with Christ-followers across the globe to celebrate God at work in our lives. Our special guest was Florida Area Resident Bishop, Ken Carter.
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After the Storm
September 17 through September 24, 2017
On Sunday, September 10th, Hurricane Irma rolled through Plantation. We were spared the worst of the storm, but it ravaged our friends in the Caribbean, the Keys, and West Florida. This came quickly on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated East Texas. In this 2-week series, we look at our response to the storm through the lens of two passages. First, the words of the Prophet Micah 6:6-8. Second, the Three General Rules offered by John Wesley, the 18th century priest who launched the movement that became the United Methodist Church.
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No sermon for September 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma came to visit us in South Florida. We did, however, have an At Home Worship Service!

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Poetry of God
August 6th through September 3, 2017
Right in the middle of our Bible, we have an exquisitely beautiful collection of ancient poetry. During this five-week series, we'll explore just a few of the 150 Psalms, looking at their message for us today!
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Broken Chains
June 25th through July 30, 2017
This sermon series was based on the story of Joseph in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. It’s the story of a family that lived over 4000 years ago, but whose struggles still resonate today!
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Made For This
May 21st through June 18th, 2017
This series was based on the theme of our 2017 Vacation Bible School ("VBS"). Sermons were focused on the letter to the Ephesians, building on what the kids explored June 12th-16th: “Maker Fun Factory”! The Sanctuary was increasingly filled with VBS decorations, with more added each Sunday!
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Children's Musical
Mother's Day, May 14th, 2017
A children's musical about the parables of Jesus! The Story-Tellin' Man by Ken Medema.
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Crossing the Street
April 23rd - 30th, 2017
Our mission statement at Plantation UMC is "crossing the street to reach all people for Jesus" & our vision is "to be a church for all people, through which God transforms individual lives in our church, community and the worldl" Which all sounds lovely... but what does it mean?
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Following the Rebel Jesus
March 5th - Easter, April 16th, 2017
During our Lent series, we follow the story of Jesus, exploring his interactions with people along the journey to Jerusalem.
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