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The Burden is Light

March 13th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Jesus came offering full, abundant life for people – the rich, poor, educated, privileged, marginalized, powerful, individuals, families, and enemies. God desires for everyone to experience liberation and freedom from the stories of our culture that keep us imprisoned.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
[Matthew 11:28-30]

Modern western Christianity has often forgotten the radical message of freedom that Jesus came to offer people who are weighed down by the heaviness of life.

In this 4-week sermon series, we’ll explore how Jesus offers us a way to experience liberation and freedom from the enormous weight that keeps us from abundant life.

New Location!!

March 13th, 2019

Rhythm Team

The space for Sunday morning Public Worship has officially changed locations!

Sunday, March 17 will be our first worship gathering at 2013 Coral Way on the 5th floor. There’s free parking on the 6th floor of the parking garage.

Check out the videos below for more information about parking and our vision for this new space!




Lent 2019

March 3rd, 2019

Rhythm Team

We invite you to journey with us during the season of Lent. Beginning in the fourth century, the church began observing Lent as a forty-day period of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a time of repentance, of considering Christ’s sufferings, and rethinking how we are called to take up our own crosses and follow Jesus.

Resources & Events

The Wisdom of Ashes: Understanding Ash Wednesday [blog]

How to Fast for Lent [blog]

Repentance Project: An American Lent [online daily devotional]

Stations of the Cross Prayer Walk [Good Friday, April 19]
*** More details to come!

February 24th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is moving to a new location for Sunday Public Worship!

Sunday, March 10 will be our last Sunday at the Elks Lodge and immediately after the service we’re going to pack up all our supplies/equipment into a moving truck and transport it at our new location at the Center for Social Change (2103 Coral Way).

We need lots of help loading and unloading all of our stuff at the new location, so mark it on your calendar!

February 16th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is preparing to make a new transition to a new space on Sunday, March 17. As we prepare for this move, we’re reminding one another of the most core, basic elements that must come with us.

Join us for this 4-week series about the basic rhythms of discipleship and the call to follow Jesus in Miami.

Check out the supplemental resources for the series below:

Worship and Hunger (UP)

Worship & Hunger handout

Personalizing the Lord’s Prayer

Desert Day guide

Lectio Divina

5 Questions

Community and Vulnerability (WITH)

Community & Vulnerability handout


Spiritual Friendship guide

Surrender and Trust (DOWN)

Surrender & Trust handout

Truth and Lies About Money

Family Genogram

Power Inventory

Mission and Compassion (OUT)

Mission & Compassion handout

MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” audio

Bible Project “Biblical Justice” videos & podcast

2019 Pledge

January 10th, 2019

Rhythm Team

We are excited for all that God has in store for us in 2019! Our calling is to be a church that loves God, loves Miami, goes deep in discipleship, and bridges the divisions of this world with the grace and faithful love of Christ. Make sure to watch the short video of Matt sharing more about the “Love God Love Miami 2019” pledge on our website to learn more about what’s in store for us in 2019.

Our hope is that the “Love God Love Miami 2019” pledge would help you (and us) plan and engage with your Participation, Presence, and Partnership in 2019.

We are asking you to prayerfully consider how you are going to be involved in a Missional Church, where you are going to serve, and the amount you are going to financially give in 2019. Please indicate this on the form below. 

The deadline for the pledge is Sunday, January 27 so please complete this by that date. You can do this in 3 different ways:

  1. Complete the hard-copy form drop in the Generosity Box on Sunday
  2. Complete the hard-copy form and mail to our PO Box
  3. Complete the form online (see link below)

Thank you for being part of Rhythm and investing in the kingdom of God this year!

Rhythm’s Guidance Team
Matt Alexander          Lauren Fernandez        Natalie Freitas
Paul Olver                   Angel Pittman               Liz Sastre



Family Mtg

January 10th, 2019

Rhythm Team

The Guidance Team (GT) invites you to a Family Meeting on Sunday, January 20th from 12:45-2:30 PM after worship. The GT will share Rhythm’s vision for 2019, the budget for this year, and some other exciting news! If you consider Rhythm to be your church family, please do your best to attend. There will be lunch, so bring $5 cash to help cover this expense if you are able!

RSVP quickly so we can plan accordingly! Thanks!

GT Members: Paul Olver, Angel Pittman, Natalie Freitas, Matt Alexander, Lauren Fernandez, and Liz Sastre


January 8th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Join us at Public Worship on Sunday, January 13th as we welcome guest preacher Keisha Polonio! Keisha currently serves as the Associate Director and Coaching Director of the Underground Network in Tampa, FL. She is a certified leadership coach and a sought after public speaker. Keisha also served for several years as the Director of Created Women, a ministry committed to serving vulnerable women caught in the sex industry. She lives in Tampa with her husband Ryan and their two sons, Jarron and Evan. You can learn more about Keisha’s work and her story here.

Rhythm ladies, we are also hosting an informal gathering with Keisha on Saturday evening of January 12th to dialogue around being women in leadership and to encourage one another! All women are welcome to join. For details on this gathering, click here to check out the Facebook event!

Christmas Celebration

December 19th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Join us at 10:30 am this Sunday, December 23, as we celebrate the coming of the Christ-child and reflect on what this means for our lives, our city, and our world today. This will be a great morning to bring friends and family. Candles will be raised, good cheer spread, and Joy to the World sung.

Come early and stay late – a lite breakfast will be available before the worship service.

Rhythm Christmas Party

November 19th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Save the date for Rhythm’s Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16th at 6 PM! An evening of good food, celebration, community, and fun surprises, everyone from the Rhythm community is welcome to join! There will also be activities provided for children.

The party will be held at the Center for Social Change, 2103 Coral Way, Miami 33145.

Please RSVP with Lauren Fernandez by December 7th and let us know if you have children who will be attending.

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