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A MORNING WITH KEISHA POLONIO

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.

He Shall Be Called

November 25th, 2018

Rhythm Team

During the four weeks preceding Christmas (December 2, 9, 16, 23), our church will be making a spiritual journey – a pilgrimage into the birth of Jesus. Join us at Public Worship on Sunday mornings as together we embark on this journey through worship and word.

This year we will be reflecting on the 4 different names the prophet Isaiah gave to the coming Messiah:

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.
[Isaiah 9:6-7]

There are many names for Jesus, but what do they really mean? Join us as we discover why He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You’ll gain a new and relevant perspective on the Savior who was born in a manger over two thousand years ago.

Ways to Participate

  • Advent Devotional – Use this daily resource to spend time with Jesus as we prepare for his birth on Christmas Day.
  • The Weary World Rejoices – A 25-day poetry experience during Advent to help you lament the hurt and embrace the hope in our world.
  • Advent Miami Instagram – Post pictures using the hashtag #miamiadvent2018 over the next 4 weeks when you see images of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in the city.

NO PUBLIC WORSHIP

October 31st, 2018

Rhythm Team

Rhythm will not be meeting for Public Worship this Sunday, November 4 because we will be in LaBelle, FL on the Pilgrimage Retreat!

See you next Sunday, November 11 to continue in our sermon series on Acts!

ACTS

October 2nd, 2018

Rhythm Team

The book of Acts is the story of the birth of the church but it’s really much more than that.

Acts was written by Luke and is a continuation of the story Luke is telling about Jesus. We see what God is doing through Jesus in Luke and then we see what God is doing through the church in Acts. The unifying force in both books is the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.

Join us on Sunday mornings in January and February as we journey through Acts 8-12. We are continuing in an extended sermon series through Acts, now with the second movement (chs. 8-12).

Going Deeper

Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!

  • Watch the Bible Project’s video on Acts 8-12.
  • Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Acts listed below (these are the passages we’ll be preaching through at Public Worship this fall). Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.1/6       Acts 8:1-25

    1/20     Acts 9:1-31

    1/27     Acts 8:26-40

    2/3       Acts 9:32-43

    2/10     Acts 10

    2/17     Acts 11:1-18

    2/24     Acts 12:1-19

  • Study through Acts in your Missional Church.

  • Download the Streetlights Bible app and listen through Acts!

  • Read through Acts during the fall. Journal through these questions each week:

    • What does this text tell me about who Jesus is?
    • What does this text tell me about the nature of the church?
    • How can I apply this text today?
  • Purchase a copy of N.T. Wright’s commentary on Acts and use as a study guide.

  • Download this free Acts Study Guide from the Tampa Underground.

 

A Morning with Lyle Green

April 30th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is excited to have Lyle Green with us on May 13th. Lyle is a Registered Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist with Wellspring Counseling. His many years as a counselor and pastor, equip him to support individuals and families through times of crisis or distress. Lyle has many years of experience in the field in pastoral and clinical counseling, leadership development, writing, preaching and teaching. He worked as an Associate Pastor for University Baptist Church for 10 years, and at Westminster Christian School for 18 years as a chaplain, leader and teacher. Lyle has been married to Anne for 39 years and they have an adult son.

Join us at 10:30 am on May 13th as Lyle shares what it means for a marriage to thrive and flourish.

A Morning with Mark Scandrette

April 8th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is excited to have Mark Scandrette with us on April 29th. Mark is an author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders. He is the founding director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice based in San Francisco, where he leads an annual series of retreats, Learning Labs and projects designed to help participants integrate the teachings of Jesus into all aspects of life through shared practices and intentional community experiments. He and his wife Lisa and their three children live in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Mark has written numerous books that can be found HERE.

Join us at 10:30 am on April 29th as Mark shares his own journey of raising a family in the urban core of San Francisco and what it can look like for a family to flourish in the way of Jesus.

Easter Celebration

March 26th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Everyone is welcome to join Rhythm on Easter Sunday this year (April 1…no joke) to celebrate Jesus! Invite your friends and family to spend the morning and afternoon with us!

The service begins at 10:30 am and after we’re going to eat and hang out! We’re having a live salsa DJ, a bounce house for the kiddos, Easter egg hunt, and the best paella you’ve ever tasted.

Easter Sunday is the biggest day of the year for followers of Christ – so get ready to party!

2017 Advent Devotional

November 27th, 2017

Rhythm Team

During the four weeks preceding Christmas, our church will be making a spiritual journey – a pilgrimage to the birth of Jesus. Join us at worship on Sunday mornings as we embark on this journey through worship and word together.

We encourage you to download this Advent Devotional Guide that our community is using. Each day has a Psalm, its own scripture passage, and then time to pray for others. We’ve written a few questions at the end of the guide to help us reflect on the daily passage and how we’re experiencing God during this season. Take a few minutes to work through these questions, and if journaling is helpful for you, write your answers down.

Jonah

September 27th, 2017

Rhythm Team

The story of Jonah is often considered to be one of the Bible’s greatest children’s stories. The big storm and the big whale. But there’s a lot more to Jonah (the man and the story) than getting swallowed by a giant fish.

God called Jonah to go to the great city of Nineveh and deliver a simple message: Repent or you will die in 40 days. Jonah refused. He hated the people of Nineveh and ran from God. He didn’t want his enemies to repent and be forgiven.

In this 6-week series through Jonah we will explore Jonah’s resistance to God and people, God’s pursuit of Jonah, and the boundary-crossing love that God has for our enemies. If you want to go deeper in this series on Jonah, download our Going Deeper Guide for suggestions on how to learn and experiment with the material.