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Waves & Wonder

March 31, 2019

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Calming of the storm over the Sea of Galilee

Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27

Fear Forgetfulness & Faith

March 24, 2019

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

The Ten Lepers

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

Resignation & Rejoicing

March 17, 2019

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

The Pools of Bethesda

Scripture: John 5:1-6

(We had tech difficulties this weekend. Apologies for the muddy audio & background noise!)

Baptism & Brokenness

March 10, 2019

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

The Jordan River

Scripture: Romans 3:10-22

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On Mission Together

March 3, 2019

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor
Guest Preacher: Hank Galloway, Founding Pastor

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

Mission Redefined

February 24, 2019

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor

Scripture: Acts 16:23-36


February 17, 2019

Guest Preacher: Ted Sauter

Scripture: Acts 12:19-30


February 10, 2019

Guest Preacher: Rodrigo Cruz

Passionate About People

February 3, 2019
Sit-Together Sunday

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Matthew 25:34-40


January 27, 2019

Preacher: Kathy Nolasco, AssociatePastor

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

Strengthened by Diversity

January 20, 2019
Human Relations Sunday/Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Revelation 7:9-12

Future Focused

January 13, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-14


The Big Reveal

January 6, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Ephesians 3:6-8

Finding Christmas

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December 2-23, 2018

Throughout the weeks of “Advent” -- the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas Eve on Monday, December 24th -- we walked through the Christmas story, and remember God’s promises of hope and restoration. Each week we featured a modern story mirroring the Christmas story, and explored the meaning of Christmas for us today!

Finding Christmas in the Waiting

December 16, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 1:46-55

Finding Christmas in the Commonplace

December 9, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45

Finding Christmas in the Darkness

December 2, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-6 & John 1:9-14

World Communion Sunday

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October 7, 2018

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
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Bread of Life, River of Grace

October 7, 2018

Preacher: Hedy Collver, Senior Pastor

Scripture: Luke 22:14-23

archived sermon series

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!

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Stories of Jesus
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!
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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!
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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.
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Children’s Musical
Mother's Day, May 13, 2018
Directed by: Kathy Nolasco, Associate Pastor


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!
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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. (FEB 18 in response to the Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, full sermon text (in PDF): click here, Pastor Hedy's letter to the President (in PDF): click here)
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A Dream Unfinished
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!
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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! View this sermon series

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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©

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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