July 14, 2019

Surrounded by the LORD

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,

   which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD

   surrounds his people,

  from this time forth and forevermore.

(Psalm 125.1-2)

What a beautiful image these verses from Psalm 125 paint for us! Everyone knows the seeming indestructability and immovability of mountains. They are indeed majestic and planted deep into the earth’s inner parts. (Unlike our Florida sand!) So, in the same deep-rooted way, God’s protection and care for us – and His guidance in our lives – is also strong and unmoved by any hostile force.

This unshakeable foundation is the surrounding base on which our godly lives are built. Through Jesus we can be with God, of God, nurtured and protected by Him, and become “… steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord …” (1 Corinthians 15.58).

Ron McQuinn


July 14   (Sun) M.O.R.E. Dan Payne’s group meet down front today.

July 14-20 Florida Bible Camp. Check-in begins at 2:30pm today!

July 14   (Sun) Plaza Bible Study, 3pm. All are welcome.

July 15   (Mon) Ladies Night Out, 5:30 pm at Pomodoro’s.

July 15   (Mon) Ladies Prayer and Fitness Class, 6pm, FLC

July 15   (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

July 16   (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

July 17   (Wed) Fellowship Meal, 6pm

July 17   (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

July 21   (Sun) F.R.A.N. Day with pot-luck lunch following worship.

THE LORD ADDED…We rejoice with Suzie Sutton in her decision to be buried with Christ in baptism on Wednesday, July 10. Suzie has been worshipping with us for the last year and we are grateful she is a part of the body of believers here at UCCC.ZAMBIA MEDICAL MISSION Please keep the mission team in prayer as well as those they are ministering to. Follow the team at Facebook: Zambia Medical Mission team info; Instagram: zambiamissionfund; Twitter: @zambia_mission

FLORIDA BIBLE CAMP Our week of camp begins today. Registration starts at 2:30pm. Please keep the campers and staff in your prayers this week as they study and learn what it is to be Truly Rooted in Christ. Special thanks to all of our camp volunteers.

SHARE YOUR BIBLE KNOWLEDGE Ladies are needed for Bible study with women who are incarcerated, both at the county jail and at the women’s prison near Ocala. Please see Oretha Walker, Becky Barclift or Pat Wyder to get started. Just one night per month is helpful.  More is great!

LADIES NIGHT OUT will be tomorrow evening at 5:30pm at Pomodoro’s on 39th Avenue. All ladies are welcome. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are planning to come.

F.R.A.N. DAY It is always good to invite someone to worship. Sunday, July 21 is a great Sunday to encourage a friend, relative, associate or neighbor to come to worship with you. The message will focus on friendships (with the Lord with each other). We will have a covered-dish lunch and fellowship time together following worship.

LADIES THIRSTQUENCHER THIS FALL  is planned for Saturday, October 19, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to come. Stay tuned for details.

BLESSING BAGS are a great way to serve those in need. Current items most needed for the bags are travel size deodorants and toothpaste. Thank you for your donations to this effort.

YG NEWS To all FBC campers…Have an enjoyable, uplifting week getting ROOTED IN CHRIST! There will be no YG class this Wednesday, 07/17; please attend the college or other adult class instead. SonQuest  is Aug 30 – Sep 1 for incoming 7th-12th graders. $20 commitment deposit is due to Bret Dampier by July 31st.

GATORS FOR CHRIST Wednesday at 7pm is our college & post grad class on “Improving Your Serve – Hospitality” by Bobby Boyd in room #212-214. Thursday at 7pm is men’s & women’s small group Bible studies. Friday night from 7-10pm we will be having our game night and coffee house at 1000 Degree Pizza! Invite friends! Directions are available at www.GatorsForChrist.org  and click on calendar.

As a reminder all announcements to be made on Sundays need to be submitted to the church office before 3pm on Thursdays.


1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care…”

Paul tells us in Galatians 2:16 that NO ONE can be justified or saved by obeying the law. We become right with God, not by obeying the law and commands, but by putting our faith and trust in Jesus. We should all pray for more faith. Your deeds don’t save. Grace does!!!

Lendon Suggs

Private prayer with an Elder(s) is available down front following the closing song or by appointment.

Please remember our sick and shut-in with cards, visits or a phone call and keep them in your prayers.

Hospitals: (this past week)

Special Care Facilities:

Mary Banks, Annetta Beazlie, Mary Jo English, Katherine Guttery, Jodi McKim, Lanelle Waters, Edna Watson, June Wiles, Virginia Witt


Donald Allen, Gene Catterton, Douglas Guntor, Brooke Hinckley, Larry Hood, Joan Jaudon, Carol Massey, Bennilene Pennisi, Bob Stancliff, Rick Worley, Ruth Wyatt, John Zylinski.

Prayers for the safety and strength of all those in harm’s way serving our country and community.