Worship Message | May 12, & 19, 2012

Written by Iris on May 7, 2012 – 8:28 am -

Family ...together we have it all

Family …together we have it all
Family, parents, fathers, and mothers are so much bigger than we think that they should be highlighted and honored throughout the year. We encourage you to visit us this Saturday, May 19th for a special worship message by Pastor Roy Gaton, DMin.

Sabbath Schedule
Our community gathers each Saturday morning for small group bible studies at 10:30 am. These are for all ages, from babies to grown-ups.

Join us for a half hour of “getting to know you” time. We share our week’s experiences in the open foyer over healthy snacks.

Our worship service begins at 11:45 am. Sit back relax & enjoy the contemporary praise & worship service.

Please join us for FELLOWHIP LUNCHEON on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

May 19, 2012 | Sabbath Fellowship Luncheon’s theme is Mother’s Day. Please bring a special dish to share. Please contact Elza for more information or if you would like to help with preparations for this special day.

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OUR PASTOR -from The Sawdust Trail

Written by Iris on May 3, 2012 – 8:07 am -


Our Pastor has a thankless job
In many different ways;
He gets a lot of helpful hints,
But gets so little praise!  

The time he has is not his own—
He’s not like other men;
Right when he thinks some time is his
There rings that phone again!

Someone is sick or needs advise,
And asks for him to call;
And as God’s man they know he’ll come,
And hardly mind at all.

The wisdom of King Solomon
Is all he needs each day
To lead his flock and keep them safe
From Satan’s cunning ways!

Like Jesus he prays for his sheep—
Prays faith will never dim;
But when we lift our prayers to God
How many pray for him?

So let’s be faithful to that one
Who helps us day by day
Let’s not forget our man of God
When we kneel down to pray!

—from The Sawdust Trail

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Written by Iris on May 3, 2012 – 8:03 am -

I’ll stand in the gap for my (_________) daughter/son.
I’ll stand ‘till the victory is won.
This one thing I know
That you love him/her so.
And your work with my child is not done.

 I’ll stand in the gap every day,
And there I will fervently pray;
And, Lord, just one favor,
Don’t let me waver
If things get rough, which they may.

I’ll never give up on that girl/boy.
Nor will you, for you promised her/him joy.
For I know it was true
When she/he said, “Yes” to you,
“Though the enemy seeks to destroy.

I’ll not quit as I intercede,
For you are her/his Savior, indeed!
Though it may take years,
I give you my fears,
As I trust every moment I plead.

And so in the gap I will stand
Heeding your every command,
With help from above,
I unconditionally love,
And one day she/he will reach for your hand.

AUTHOR | Shirley Pope Waite

“Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children.” Lamentations 2:19


by Elder Mary, New Community Prayer Ministry 

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A neighbors in religion salute to you, Pastor Roy Gaton

Written by Iris on May 3, 2012 – 7:54 am -

In the News – Warm belated congratulations to Pastor Roy Gaton, the spiritual leader of New Community Church

The Miami Herald >  News >  Miami-Dade
Posted on Monday, 10.17.11

By Bea L. Hines

Warm belated congratulations to Pastor Roy Gaton, the spiritual leader of New Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists. Gaton’s congregation honored him on Oct. 15, with a Pastor’s Appreciation Day Luncheon at the church’s meeting place, 14920 SW 67th Ave. in the Village of Palmetto Bay.

Church clerk Iris Hernandez said Gaton and his family were honored “for the hard work, dedication and blessings” they have provided to the congregation. 

“Pastor Gaton has served our members and represented our congregation well,” Hernandez said. “He welcomes the church family, friends and guests with heartfelt enthusiasm, hugs the children, offers a smile and a warm embrace and a strong shake to all.” 

She said Gaton’s services encourages many who know him. She said his leadership stretches from worship messages to hospital visits and counseling sessions; from social activities to community outreach, and from baptisms and church board meetings to academy meetings.”

A Neighbors in Religion salute to you, Pastor Gaton.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/17/2458642/miami-gardens-church-celebrates.html

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Freedom Is Not Free -by Dr. Roy Gaton

Written by Iris on May 3, 2012 – 7:45 am -


Facebook post | Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 7:43pm

This month of July on the fourth day, we celebrate Independence Day, and as we all celebrate with family and friends the significance of what Independence Day means to all of us living in the United States of America, and what cost this came should be the greatest thought in our hearts and minds. Yet in the midst of celebrations and activities sometimes it is easy to take for granted what great sacrifice it took for us to live today in a free and independent United States of America.
 Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?  Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardship of the revolutionary war. They signed and they pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of man were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurist, eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means and well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the sea by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family constantly. He served Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr. noted that the British General Cornwall had taken over the Nelson home for this headquarters. Nelson quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died in bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife , and she died within a few month. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year Heart lived in forests and caves, returning home only to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken hear. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never tell you a lot about what happed in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t fight just the British. We were British subjects at the time and we fought our own government!
How easy for some of us to take these liberties for granted, but we shouldn’t, it indeed took a great sacrifice for you and I to enjoy the liberty and freedom we have today. There is also another purpose that this article carries. Let us never forget what it took for you and I to enjoy liberty and freedom in Christ today and the assurance and certainty of salvation and eternal life. 

So as we enjoy ourselves and partake of the liberties and freedom that are part of who we are and where we live, never forget what it took some in the past for us to have what we have today.

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“A Perfect Prayer” – by Pastor Gaton

Written by Iris on May 2, 2012 – 7:42 pm -

I often ask myself what is the meaning of prayer.  Is it to ask God for something, or to ask him to take something from us? As I have ponder this question more and more I have come to a personal understanding that prayer has to do more that asking God for something it has to do with relationship, our relationship with him. Jesus provides us a perfect formula to establish and build our relationship with him.

It is common to refer to the prayer found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11 as the Lord’s Prayer.  The reality is that if you want to read a prayer prayed by Jesus you find it in John 17.  However, in the prayer found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11 we find a prayer given by Jesus to us as a model on how to pray.

In this prayer, we have an example of a perfect petition.  How simple, yet how comprehensive and profound it is! This prayer should be taught to both children and adults as a perfect way to pray to God.  Let us carefully analyze the principles contained in it.

Our Father

Praise Him for His relationship to me and the family of God. He is indeed our Father. The parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:21-24)

Which Art In Heaven

Praise Him whose throne is in heaven and yet lives in my heart. (Isaiah 57:15; Acts 7:49)

Hallowed Be Your Name

Praise Him for who He is, His name and character.  His name is the expression of His Being (Exodus 34:5-7).  To praise His name is to worship him.

Your Kingdom Come 

Pray that I may have part in the hastening of His Kingdom (Revelations 11:15). Through my example, gifts, and Witnessing.

Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Pray that the will of God be done in my life, my families, friends, and Church.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Pray for that which will sustain me for temporal and spiritual needs (money, a job, healing, strength, love, companionship, wisdom, and guidance (Philippians 4:19). Interceding for others.

Forgive Us Our Sins

Confess my sins in prayer and ask forgiveness.  By the blood of Christ, I am forgiven (1 John 1:9; Revelations 1:5)

As We Forgive Those Who Have Sinned Against Us

Confess and ask forgiveness when I have held grudges against others (Hebrews 12:15)

The ultimate sin is our unwillingness to forgive someone who has sinned against us.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil

Pray for victory and praise for His promises. (James 4:7,8; John 4:4; Philippians 4:13)

For Yours Is the Kingdom, The Power, And The Glory- Forever 

Praise God for His certainty. (Revelations 5:9-14)


Prayer is a tremendous foundation for an intimate and personal relationship with God

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Fellowship Luncheon | Cinco de Mayo

Written by Iris on May 2, 2012 – 7:37 pm -


Fellowship Luncheon this Saturday May 5, 2012. We need worship for our spirit, fellowship for our soul & good food for our body.

This Sabbath Fellowship Luncheon’s theme is Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Food. Please bring a mexican inspired dish… to share. Please contact Elza for more information on what to bring or if you want to help her with our Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Fiesta!

Please join us for FELLOWHIP LUNCHEON on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

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Thank you God!

Written by Iris on May 2, 2012 – 7:30 pm -


Thank you God for the beautiful Sanctuary and surrounding landscape when all we asked for was a place to gather in your name.

Thank you for the Fellowship Luncheons, when all we asked for was to eat.

Thank you God for the inspiring Worsh…ip Music, when all we asked for was to hear.

Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful Memories, when all we asked for was to see.

Thank you for the multitude of Family and Friends, when all we asked for was love.

Thank you for all the blessings NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH has received and most of all, that we know we are never alone, for You are always beside us.

Thank you God for the gift of Your Son!

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Pastor & Dr. Roy Gaton, DMin.

Written by Iris on May 2, 2012 – 7:25 pm -


Pastor & Dr. Roy Gaton, DMin.

Dr. Roy Gaton is an ordained pastor and a counselor in the areas of marriage & family, spirituality, and success and leadership. Currently Dr. Gaton pastors and New Community Church. He brings much enthusiasm …and a passion for the community as a counselor in areas of marriage & family, spirituality and success and leadership. In addition to his pastoring Dr. Gaton serves as Senior Chaplain at Doctors Hospital… (Baptist Health South Florida) in Coral Gables, FL, and holds teaching appointments at Loma Linda University Medical School in Loma Linda, California.

Phone: 305- 934-7997
E-mail: pastor@newcommunitysda.org

Website:  http://www.roygaton.com

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Serving God

Written by Iris on May 2, 2012 – 7:18 pm -

“with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free”. Ephesians 6:7-8 (NKJV)
Share your talents and spiritual gifts.  …We have a wide variety of ministries for the building of the “Body of Christ,” His Church. It is our desire that you may find your place of service and an environment conducive to your spiritual growth. Please contact our ministry leaders to learn how you can get involved. Staff Directory

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