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Home in Him RICH WILKERSON

celebrate the fact that we belong to God! This

After His birth, the angels cried out for all to hear,

Place, God’s house, Trinity Church is your true

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth

home.

peace to those on

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.”

Joseph and Mary ended up in Bethlehem because

I’m sure you know the words to that familiar

they had to go “home for the holidays.” They

Christmas song. Holidays always seem to be a time

went to Joseph’s ancestral home, traveling north

for home, family, and gatherings of those we hold

from Nazareth to the little town of Bethlehem. For

close. For some that is seeing family we haven’t

them, Bethlehem was the destination. It was home.

seen in a while, eating good food, and sharing

Except they weren’t exactly going there for the

stories of the past. But home doesn’t always mean

holidays.

the place we live. God arranged for the Roman emperor to issue a Home is defined in the dictionary as a place of

decree, a census, just to get this little, insignificant

origin and as a destination. Being home doesn’t

family in the right town, Bethlehem, so a baby

always mean being with family. If you think about

could be born there. “And while they were there,

it, all of life might actually be defined as a type of

the time came for her to give birth. And she

homecoming, either as a place we live right now or

gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him

as a place we are desperately trying to reach.

in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn”

But even that isn’t really home. I want to take a

(Luke 2:6-7).

moment to tell you about what it truly means to

“We join with our eternal family & give all glory & honor to God, our Father... this is our [holiday] family tradition.”

whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). That little baby boy born in Bethlehem came here on a heavenly mission: to save each of us from ourselves. He came to redeem us from our sins, to set us free from the fear of death and condemnation. He came to create a home for us here on this earth until it is time for us to be home with Him in heaven.

be home for the holidays. It’s all wrapped up in the

The circumstances were definitely not fitting for

Christmas Gospel. When Jesus was born, He came

a divine birth. A stable cut into the side of a hill,

to bring each of us home to God.

a manger behind an inn because the inn was so

our true home here in Miami. We are a family

full they didn’t have room for even one more. It

joined to Jesus by faith. I feel incredibly blessed to

That is our true home. His coming here to us, to

was a poor and lowly spot for the birth of God’s

know that this church will live forever, together with

bring us home, is the real reason for this holiday

own Son. It seems like a made up story, because

Jesus, at home as part of His family.

season. Christmas is a day set apart so we can

surely no one could actually turn away a woman

God’s House, Trinity Church, has become

in labor, yet it

Gathered in this house, we join with our eternal

happened.

family, we call each other brothers and sisters and give all glory and honor to God, our Father. This is

In a single,

what the holidays are all about. That is our family

miraculous

tradition. We gather together in God’s family room,

moment,

Trinity Church, and celebrate the holiday season by

God became

praising Him. This building is where His family hangs

homeless so

out and gets together. This is your real home, friend,

we could find

because this is where Jesus is. He is here among

our home

us, giving out His Christmas presents of forgiveness,

through Jesus.

life, and salvation. He freely gives that gift to you,

So Christmas is

because He Loves YOU!

about Home and Family,

No matter what is going on in your life, know that

even if it's a little

Trinity Church is your home. We are your family.

different than

So pull up a chair in God’s family room this year.

what we see

No more focusing on bad thoughts, broken

in Christmas

relationships, or death or disease. It’s time to focus

movies and

on life and on love. Right here, right now is where it

commercials.

starts. Here in the family room, in our church. There

Christ left His

is truly no other place like it, because when you are

home to make

with Jesus, you are truly “Home for the Holidays!”

a new home here among us.

Spiritual Formation

AND TEAM 401. THESE COURSES HELP YOU TAKE

Let Trinity be your Home for the Holidays! Join a Connect Group, serve on a team, or go to a Growth Track class. There are many ways to join in and give back this holiday season!

STEPS TOWARDS GOD’S PLAN OF FULFILLMENT

connect groups// ARE YOU IN A CONNECT

church 101//

GROUP! THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO CONNECT

WITH THE STORY, VISION AND VALUES OF OUR

AND MAKE OUR BIG CHURCH SEEM SMALL! WE

CHURCH. COME TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS AND

HAVE A LARGE VARIETY OF GROUPS TO CHOOSE

HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF

FROM: SPORT GROUPS, FITNESS GROUPS, FEL-

OUR CHURCH (1ST SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

team 401//

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE

COMMUNITY, GROWTH, AND FULFILLMENT THAT

FOR YOUR LIFE. ULTIMATELY, OUR GOAL IS TO

COMES FROM BEING ON TEAM (4TH SUNDAY,

HELP YOU CONNECT WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

EVERY MONTH).

WHERE YOUR LIFE CAN TOUCH THE LIVES OF OTHERS. GROWTH TRACK IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE EVERY SUNDAY, 11:15AM, 1:15 PM & 3:15PM IN THE MLI CLASSROOM.

serve teams//

JOIN OUR SERVANT LEADER

FAMILY AND HOP ON A SERVE TEAM THIS SUMMER! WE HAVE SO MANY PLACES WHERE YOU CAN LEND A HELPING HAND AT TRINITY!

BECOME BETTER ACQUAINTED

MORE! SIGN UP TODAY AT: TRINITYCHURCH/GET-

essentials 201//

INVOLVED.

TOOLS AND BELIEFS THAT PRODUCE A MORE

// HOST TEAM // GREETERS // VIP TEAM // PARKING / SECURITY // OFFICE SUPPORT // BOOKSTORE // PRODUCTION (INCLUDES DIGITAL ARTS /

MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST (2ND

SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

// // TCKIDS (TRINITY CHURCH KIDS) // VOUS YOUTH // SEATING ENGINEERS // HOSPITALITY / CULINARY TEAM // RENDEZVOUS (YOUNG ADULTS) // DRAMA / DANCE

LOWSHIP GROUPS, BIBLE STUDIES, AND SO MUCH

growth track// ARE YOU READY TO DIVE DEEPER INTO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

EXPLORE THE ESSENTIAL

CHRIST? WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TO KNOW

discovery 301//

MORE ABOUT TRINITY CHURCH? WE INVITE YOU

HOW YOUR PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL MAKEUP RE-

TO JOIN GROWTH TRACK.IT IS COMPRISED

VEALS A PATH TO YOUR PURPOSE. WE BELIEVE GOD

OF FOUR SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED COURSES:

CREATED EVERY PERSON WITH A SPECIFIC PLAN

CHURCH 101, ESSENTIALS 201, DISCOVERY 301,

FOR THEIR LIFE (3RD SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

DISCOVER AND UNDERSTAND

PHOTOGRAPHY / GRAPHIC DESIGN) WORSHIP TEAM


BIR E H T P FL I

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I VE OOD DR0 F L A U ANN W - NOV 2 NO START THIS SEASON WITH A SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY!

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start a new family tradition

WE LOVE ANY REASON TO GET

TOGETHER

HERE

AT TRINITY AND THE

HOLIDAYS AFFORD A

DELICIOUS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHILE CREATING AMAZING DELECTIBLE DELIGHTS. DONNA CAUDILL, THE CREATOR OF OUR AMAZING NEW POP-UP CAFÉ SHARES THE FOLLOWING KID-FRIENDLY COOKIE TREAT THAT YOU WILL ENJOY MAKING TOGETHER. MAKE IT A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION! ENJOY!

peppermint-chocolate sandwich cookies MAKES 16-24 SANDWICH COOKIES TOTAL TIME ABOUT 1 HOUR

SCOOP AD

INGREDIENTS • 1 BOX CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX

TRINITY CHURCH PRESENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT @ 8PM December 9 & 16 SATURDAY MATINÉE @ 1 PM* December 10 & 17

• 1/3 CUP VEGETABLE OR CANOLA OIL (OR SOFTENED BUTTER) • 2 EGGS • 1 JAR (7 - 7 1/2 OZ) MARSHMALLOW CREME • 1 CUP BUTTER, SOFTENED

Limited seating Purchase your tickets today! WWW.TRINITYCHURCH.TV/THEGRINCH

HE’S BACK TO STEAL YOUR CHRISTMAS!

*COME EARLY & JOIN THE CAST FOR BREAKFAST BEFORE THE MATINEE!

• 2 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR • 1 TEASPOON VANILLA • 1/3 CUP FINELY CRUSHED PEPPERMINT CANDIES DIRECTIONS

color in this nativity.

• HEAT OVEN TO 350°F. LINE 2 COOKIE SHEETS WITH COOKING PARCHMENT PAPER (IF YOU DON’T HAVE PARCHMENT, SPRAY WITH COOKING SPRAY); SET ASIDE. • IN LARGE BOWL, MIX TOGETHER CAKE MIX, OIL, AND EGGS WITH ELECTRIC MIXER ON LOW SPEED UNTIL SOFT DOUGH FORMS. • SCOOP DOUGH BY LEVEL TABLESPOONFULS ONTO COOKIE SHEETS • BAKE 8 TO 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL EDGES ARE SET AND SLIGHTLY CRISPY. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND LET COOL COMPLETELY. • TO MAKE FROSTING: IN LARGE BOWL, BEAT MARSHMALLOW CREME AND BUTTER WITH ELECTRIC MIXER ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL SMOOTH. BEAT IN POWDERED SUGAR AND VANILLA UNTIL SMOOTH. • SPOON 2 TABLESPOONS FROSTING ONTO THE BACKS OF HALF OF THE COOKIES. USE PIPING BAG TO MAKE THIS NEATER/FASTER. • TOP WITH REMAINING COOKIES. • ROLL EDGES OF COOKIE SANDWHICES IN CRUSHED PEPPERMINT CANDIES. • ENJOY WITH LOVED ONES!

VISIT TRINITYCHURCH.TV FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON THE LATEST NEWS IN OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY. FOLLOW @TRINITYMIAMI ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER FOR UPDATES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. WHEN YOU SEE A POST THAT YOU LIKE ON OUR TRINITY MIAMI FACEBOOK PAGE SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY. FOLLOW @RENDEZVOUSMIAMI ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER FOR UPDATES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK TOO!

the scoop. PO Box 680820, N Miami, FL 33168 SENIOR PASTORS Rich & Robyn Wilkerson Follow us on Twitter: @RichWilkerson, @RobynWilkerson @PeacemakersCom, @TrinityMiami Visit us at: NORTH MIAMI CAMPUS 655 NW 125th Street N. Miami, Florida 33168 MIAMI GARDENS CAMPUS Trinity Christian Academy Peacemakers Family Center 17801 NW 2nd Avenue Miami Gardens, FL 33169 786-888-HOPE (4673) TRINITY CHURCH 786-888-LIFE (5433) TCA 786-888-HELP (4357) PEACEMAKERS www.trinitychurch.tv www.peacemakers.com Watch our services LIVE online!

EXECUTIVE EDITORS Rich & Robyn Wilkerson EDITOR Hollie Hepler, Alicha Desir CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rich Wilkerson, Donna Caudill, Jenelle Campos GRAPHIC DESIGN Kerry Phillips, Terrance Wilson, Kerri Keith-Spitaleri PHOTO/ILLUSTRATION CREDITS Deon Gedeon, Mike BienAime, Joshua Jones THE SCOOP is a bimonthly publication produced by Peacemakers-Trinity Church Incorporated, a non-profit corporation, Miami, FL USA © 2015. THE SCOOP MAGAZINE. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Are you interested in submitting an article or a testimony? Please submit to hhepler@ trinitychurch.tv or mail to Trinity Church, ATTN: Hollie Jo Hepler.


// men's day. CALLING ALL MEN! COME

// flip the bird food drive. BE // daylight savings.

OUT TO OUR MEN'S DAY ON NOV 12 READY TO BE ENCOURAGED. NOT ONLY WILL

A BLESSING TO A FAMILY IN NEED THIS THANKSGIVING BY DONATING CANNED

REMEMBER TO CHANGE

YOUR FAITH BE STRENGTHENED BUT YOUR

AND BOXED GOODS FOR OUR ANNUAL

YOUR CLOCKS FOR SUNDAY,

BOND WITH OTHER GOD-SEEKING MEN

FLIP THE BIRD FOOD DRIVE FROM OCTO-

NOVEMBER 6! MOVE THEM

WILL BE AS WELL. FOR MORE INFORMATION

BER 30 - NOVEMBER 20. YOU CAN ALSO

FORWARD ONE HOUR FOR

GO TO TRINITYCHURCH.TV

BE A GREAT HELP TO US BY JOINING US

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

IN SORTING AND MAKING SUPPLY BAGS LEADING UP TO THIS EVENT. PLEASE REGISTER IN THE LOBBY OR ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE FOOD

// election day. BE SURE TO

FROM THIS EVENT OR IF YOU’D LIKE TO

VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8. NO

HELP OUT. FOR MORE INFORMATION

MATTER WHO YOU'RE VOTING FOR,

PLEASE CONTACT ANDREA FLETCHER IN

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

AFLETCHER@PEACEMAKERS.COM.

november.

sunday.

monday.

/ MEET UPS – 8PM

tuesday.

wednesday.

thursday.

/ RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

/ WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – 10:30AM / PRAY120 – 12PM

/ BIBLE STUDY (NOMI) – 7:30PM

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / BABY DEDICATION / GROWTH TRACK 201

friday.

GARDENSCAMPUS TO GET IT SPARKLING FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! WE WILL BE DECORATING THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS, FILLING THEM WITH WARM WELCOMING

/ WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – 10:30AM / PRAY120 – 12PM

saturday.

// the grinch. THE GRINCH IS BACK! JOIN TRINITY CHURCH AS WE BRING YOU OUR LIVE PRO-

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/ BIBLE STUDY (NOMI) – 7:30PM / MEET UPS – 8PM

5 / MEN'S DAY – 8AM-12PM

DUCTION OF THE GRINCH – BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE MUSIC, DANCING, AND SPECIAL

9 / WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – 10:30AM / PRAY120 – 12PM

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/ HEART & SOUL – 7:30PM

12 / RENDEZVOUS CADRE MEETING – 10AM

STORE FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO ENJOY! ON SATURDAY YOU CAN JOIN THE CAST FOR BREAKFAST BEFORE THE MATINEE! GO TO WWW.TRINITYCHURCH.

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14 / FLIP THE BIRD GROCERY PACKING DAY / MEET UPS – 8PM

15 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM / FLIP THE BIRD GIVEAWAY

16 / PRAY120 – 12PM

17 / THANKSGIVING OFFICES CLOSED

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TV/THEGRINCH FOR MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS.

/ OFFICES CLOSED

// christmas eve. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR

20 / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 401

CLEAN UP OUR MIAMI

EFFECTS THAT WE HAVE IN

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 301 / FOOD DRIVE ENDS

/ ELECTION DAY / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

US NOVEMBER 28 AS WE

CHRISTMAS CHEER!

1 / DAYLIGHT SAVINGS / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / COMMUNION / ALL-CHURCH BAPTISM / GROWTH TRACK 101 / FOOD DRIVE STARTS

THE PEACEMAKERS OFFICE OR BY EMAIL,

// pick it up day. JOIN

21 / PICK IT UP DAY – DECORATE THE CAMPUS FOR CHRISTMAS! – 10AM

22 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

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/ PRAY120 – 12PM

THE SEASON, AND WE’D LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR INTIMATE CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AS WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD

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december.

/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / COMMUNION / GROWTH TRACK 101

/ RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

4 / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / BABY DEDICATION / GROWTH TRACK 201

5 / MEET UPS – 8PM

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 301 / GROWTH TRACK GRADUATION – 5:30 SERVICE

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/ NEW YEAR'S DAY / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30 & 11:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI)

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FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

/ PRAY120 – 12PM

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1 / THE GRINCH PRODUCTION – 8PM

8 / CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL – 7PM / MEET UPS – 8PM

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3 / BREAKFAST WITH GRINCH CAST – 11AM / THE GRINCH PRODUCTION – 1PM

9 / THE GRINCH PRODUCTION – 8PM

10 / BREAKFAST WITH GRINCH CAST – 11AM / THE GRINCH PRODUCTION – 1PM

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17 / CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE (MGC ONLY) – 7PM

/ PRAY120 – 12PM

// 1,000 gifts for 1,000 children. GIVE A GIFT TO A CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS! THIS DECEMBER PEACEMAKERS IS CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE & GIVEAWAY! TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BLESS CHILDREN & FAMILIES WHO OTHERWISE WON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE OR GIVE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. JOIN US AS WE BRING GIFTS OF HOPE TO

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/ CHRISTMAS DAY / 1,000 GIFTS FOR 1,000 KIDS IN EVERY SERVICE! / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30 & 11:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI)

REFLECTION, ENJOYABLE

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13 / RENDEZVOUS CHRISTMAS PARTY – 7:30PM

A NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND

/ PRAY120 – 12PM

6 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

AND SAVIOR. THIS WILL BE

/ MEET UPS – 8PM

19 / OFFICES CLOSED

20 / FREEDOM SCHOOL WINTER CAMP WEEK 1 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

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21 / FREEDOM SCHOOL WINTER CAMP WEEK 1 / PRAY120 – 12PM

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/ FREEDOM SCHOOL WINTER CAMP WEEK 1

/ FREEDOM SCHOOL WINTER CAMP WEEK 1

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// winter camp. ALL CHILDREN ARE

coming in january.

CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

// new year's eve/ the time of my life. BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH YOUR TRINITY CHURCH FAMILY! WE'LL BE HAVING TWO DYNAMIC SERVICES AT 8PM & 10PM FULL OF PRAISE & WORSHIP

WELCOME TO JOIN OUR FREEDOM SCHOOL

AND JOYFUL CELEBRATION.

WINTER CAMP FROM DEC 27 – JAN 3. YOUR

AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN EX-

NER! STEP INTO THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF EDEN FOR

CHILD WILL ENJOY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES, SING-

PECT GREAT SURPRISES AND

GIRLFRIENDS CONFERENCE 2017 FROM JANUARY 13-15.

ING, DANCING & CHRISTIAN-BASED EDUCA-

A WONDERFUL RECAP OF ALL

JOINING US THIS YEAR ARE: TYE TRIBBETT, DR. CAROLINE

TION DURING THEIR HOLIDAY BREAK. CALL

OUR WINS FROM 2016! CHILD-

LEAF, HEATHER LINDSEY, DAWNCHERÉ WILKERSON AND

786-888-LIFE (5433) OR EMAIL TCA@PEACE-

CARE (TCKIDS) AT 8PM SERVICE

ROBYN WILKERSON. ALL GIRLFRIENDS CAN REGISTER IN

MAKERS.COM TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD.

ONLY. 10PM SERVICE IS FOR THE

// eden. #GFCONF2017 IS JUST AROUND THE COR-

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OUR MAIN LOBBY OR AT GIRLFRIENDSCONF.COM.

ENTIRE FAMILY. WE CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU!

*events are at miami gardens campus unless otherwise noted.

MGC=MIAMI GARDENS CAMPUS // NOMI=NORTH MIAMI CAMPUS

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