Plantation SDA Church
Paradoxes of Freedom
Welcome! Our guest speaker today is Dr. Nelu Burcea, Associate Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM

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Pastor Nelu Burcea Bio
Dr. Nelu Burcea is a passionate person whose activities could be seen in the field of promoting and defending the religious liberty at an international level. Since 2009 his work has been exclusively focused on the official relations with diplomats, politicians, religious leaders and various human rights institutions including the United Nations, the European Union and the African Union.

He is the United Nations liaison for Seventh Day Adventist Church and for International Religious Liberty Association and an Associate director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department of General Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Between 2009 - 2015 he was the producer and the speaker of over 200 television programs named “The Right to Hold an Opinion” at Romanian Hope Channel with the purpose of promoting and developing religious liberty.

Education & Credentials:

• 2016 – present. The second PhD candidate on Communication and Religious Diplomacy in the philosophy of the United Nations at Montpellier University, France.
• 2015 - Postdoctoral fellow on the Religious Liberty topic at Harvard University.
• 2015 - Postgraduate study on Religious Liberty at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
• 2010 - PhD in Business Ethics at Economic Studies Academy in Bucharest, Romania.
• 2005 - Postgraduate studies in Media, Marketing and Diplomatic Protocol, Bucharest
• 2003 - Masters degree in Management and Business Development.
• 2002 / 2004 - Bachelor degrees in Theology and Management.
Sermon Theme: Living in Egypt but to be thinking of Canaan

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Living in Egypt but to be thinking of Canaan

• Hebrews 11:22

• From this Bible verse, we can tell what is Joseph way of thinking that motivated all his life decisions.

The Faithful Foundation

• Faith is what makes us stand strong in times of peace or war, in a time of freedom or persecution.
Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $7,436.97
Offering Month to Date: $10,555.58
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): $(4,321.83)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome & Announcements: Addy Lubin

Children’s Story: Wydnyr Richardson

Pastor's Corner: Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action: Hope Ministry

Offering Call: Carlos Duncan

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Jack Rieder

Sermon: Dr. Nelu Burcea

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Dr. Nelu Burcea

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Lisa Simpson

Visual Arts/ProPresenter
Fredy Schmiele


Bass Guitar



Praise Leaders
Ahkeem Darden
Olivia Smith

Heather Raymond
Keka Knight
Ramonia Rochester

Edna Damessous
Nicky Cameron

Andrew Nugent
Wydnyr Richardson

Sunset Information
Today: 6:16 PM
Next Friday:6:20 PM
Praise and Worship Songs
Songs In Today's Service

• Lord I Lift Your Name On High
• Happy
• Love Lifted Me
• What A Savior
• Because Of Who You Are
• This is the Air I Breathe
• Wonderful Merciful Savior
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Upcoming Events

Feb 17 – Baptisms

Feb 17 - AY & Bible Study – 4:30pm

Feb 17 – Children’s Church

Feb 17 – Legacy of Hope (Ambassador SDA Church)

Feb 17 – Global Youth Day

Feb 18 – Monthly Prayer Session

Feb 24 – Pathfinder Sabbath

Feb 24Church Business Meeting – 6:30pm
Elders: First Reading
Today is the first reading for the following people to serve as Elders

• Vanessa Anderson
• Barbara Samuels
• Mike Adden
• Don Curtis
• Airton Diaz
• Nick Palmer
• Mozart Porcena
Discipleship Committee: First Reading
• Heilange Porcena
• Terri Gosling
• Hugh Allen
• Brendon Hernandez
• Debora Mautte
• Vicky Montalvo
• Louraine Palmer
• Gertrude Tony
• Michael Nicholas
• Anthonio Anderson

Legacy of Hope (Ambassador SDA Church)

This evening, The Florida Conference presents LEGACY OF HOPE at the Ambassador SDA Church.Speaker: Mike CauleyTime: 5 PMPastor Joseph is inviting all the elders, and ministry leaders to attend:3245 W. Oakland Park Blvd,Fort Lauderdale, 33311,+Lauderdale+Lakes,+FL+33311/@26.1661233,-80.1926883,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88d906ad9cb3004d:0xc0e1782d1a085c02!8m2!3d26.1661233!4d-80.1904943
Men’s Prayer session
The Planation Men's ministry host a prayer session immediately following second service. Come and join us as we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

Rebuild to Restore Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief Drive
Our Hurricane Relief drive continues this week. Drop off your relief supplies when you come to church.
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
No study today due to the Legacy of Hope Meeting

Join us at 5 PM next week in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.

This Sabbath, our study will resume with Genesis 34:1
Monthly Prayer Summit
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from 5:00AM to 10:00AM as we pray for healing, revival and reformation for our community and our nation. Let’s unite with one voice to cry out for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Dion Walden or Angela Smith.
Women's Prayer Session
The women hold a prayer session the Second Sabbath of each month, immediately after second service in the Prayer Room
Social Media
You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.






We look forward to interacting with you.
Church Business Meeting
SABBATH, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 at 6:30PM

We need your input! All Plantation SDA Church members and non-member attendees should attend this meeting as the decisions taken will directly impact you in 2018! We will be finalizing the 2018 budget and conducting other important church governance actions.

Join us for the 6:00PM Vespers Service prior to the business meeting.
25th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention
What: The 25th Anniversary of the Florida Men’s Convention – .

Where: March 9-11, 2018 at Camp Kulaqua

Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
We're assembling a directory of businesses owned and run by our church members so when other members need a good or service, they know who to contact.

If you own or run your own business, please let other church members know what goods and/or services you provide. Email with these details:

Business Name:

Phone #(s):

Service(s) provided:

Hours of Operation:

Address (if available):

Email (if available):

Web site (if available):

Social Media links (if available):

Fax # (if available)

Logo (if available)
Help Needed! Parking Ministry
The Parking Ministry is looking for a few men and women who can dedicate one Sabbath a month to serve the church. If interested, please
contact Mozart Porcena or Michael Adden
MERGE: Young Adult Ministry
Young Adults are experiencing faith, friendship, and service.

Plantation’s Young Adult Ministry meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

For questions or more information email us at


call Nikita Marseille

You can also download Celly app:

and look us up


Important Tax Announcement
Please make sure you legibly print your first and last names and address (including apartment number) on the tithe envelope every time you turn one in to keep our records current.

We have several families with the same last name, so if you want to have an accurate tithe report at the end of the year, please be specific regarding your name and address.

If we can't read your name or you don't give us an address, unfortunately, we can't provide you with a tax receipt.
Interested in Bible Study?
If you or someone you know would like to know God better and study for baptism, please contact Alex Graham.

Also, please come to the Baptismal Study Group at 10:40 on Sabbath morning and say hello!
Hope Ministry Needs You!
The Hope (Helping Oppressed People Everyday) Ministry makes life changing impacts in the lives of those without housing or shelter, the battered and abused and those in need of food.

But to continue to make this impact, we need

Monetary donations
Goods such toothbrushes, tooth-paste, and soap.

Please contact Jesse Guillaime at

and visit

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Mary Kopp

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle, father

Marvel Jones
Hope Ministry Mission Trip
Hope Ministry will be traveling with a team of volunteers on a mission trip to
Haiti on March 25-28, 2018 to visit the children’s orphanage, Le Jardin d’Eden.

We are looking for:

Sponsors for the trip
Donated items such as children’s clothing ranging from ages 6 months to 2 years
Supplies such as gloves for medical personnel.

Please see Jessie for details on how you can help.
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar

Jan 19-21 – SA Friends/Companion/Explorer Reveille @Fisheating Creek

Jan 27 – Area Council Meeting (Directors)

Feb 3 – Staff Meeting

Feb 4 – Club Meeting & Drum Practice

Feb 10 – Rangers Canoe Trip

Feb 11 – Drum Practice ONLY

Feb 18 – Club Field Trip

Feb 24 – Pathfinder Sabbath

Feb 25 – Club Meeting & Drum Practice


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams

Email address:
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
Is your employer threatening to fire you if you don't work on Sabbath?
Is your employer refusing to give you Sabbath off?
Is your school requiring you to take a test on Sabbath?

If so, we can help! please email

to understand your legal options and/or get some help.

Please don’t quit your job before talking with us.
Looking for a job?
Are you looking for a job or considering switching jobs?

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

Brother's Keeper's Jobs is a jobs registry that helps match those in need of employement with those looking to employ workers.
Baby Dedication
Upcoming Calendar:

March 17, 2018


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office:


Florida Conference jobs
There are several positions available at the Florida Conference Office. Check out

to see if you meet the job requirements for the open positions.
We're Building a Social Media Team
Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

We want to ensure that our live stream viewers feel welcomed and part of the family. We need team members who are able to:

Answer questions from our viewers
Pray with viewers
Report audio/video issues that viewers are experiencing to the media team
Adventist Book Center Express Delivery
The ABC in Miami Springs closed effective December 3, 2017. Call 407-644-4255 or email to place your order for the next time they deliver.
Joining the Plantation Family
Interested in joining our Church family?

Please fill out a membership application/transfer form, located in the literature rack in the church foyer. Then place it in the Church Clerk’s mailbox located in the Ministries Office.

Contact our Church Clerk, Melissa Mangual at

or the church office at


for more information and the status of your transfer request. The average time for transfers to take place is:

Domestic – 3 months;

International – 4 to 5 months.
Children’s Baptismal Classes
The class meets from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the prayer room . All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Contact Alex Graham to get more information.
Volunteers Needed
• Hope Ministry
• Usher Ministry
• Deacon and Deaconess Ministries
• Worship Coordinators
• Children’s Sabbath School
• Pathfinders
• Parking Ministry
• People willing to do the welcome
• Children’s Story
• Offering Call
• Maintenance workers
• Family Life Ministry leader
• Visual Arts Media
• Media Ministry
• Social Media Ministry

Please contact the church office


if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Children's Ministry
Children’s Baptismal Classes have resumed - 10:30-11:30 AM in the Prayer Room. All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Church Office Hours
The office is open from

9:30 AM to 2:00PM Monday - Friday.

Please leave a voicemail or email message during all other hours.

Phone: 954-473-4991
Children's Choir
Children’s Choir rehearsals have been temporarily suspended.
Deacon of the Day
Chris Louine
Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Planned Giving
From the Development and Planned Giving Department:

Have you created an estate and legacy plan for you and your family’s future? Creating it is easy and free for members of the Florida Conference through the Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department.

Phone: 407-644- 5000, ext. 2241
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
If you would like to have an announcement put into the Church Newsletter, it should be 50 words or less and must be emailed to by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.