April 18, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS COLLEGE GRADUATES!

Congratulations Gators for Christ Graduates for 2021! Your University City Church of Christ family appreciates you! God bless as you go out into all the world for His glory! “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to PROSPER you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.” Jeremiah 29:11

  1. JT Dampier, MS in Architecture, May (USF in Tampa)
  2. Zach Dampier, AAS in Welding Technologies, August (SFC)
  3. Lexi Fotopoulos, BS in Psychology, August (UF)
  4. Connor Giles, BS in Computer Science, May (UF)
  5. Geena Godwin, BS in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, December (UF)
  6. Ben Heggie, MS in Medical Physics, December (UF)
  7. Kate Hickenlooper, BS in Nursing, August (UF)
  8. Cailey Mann, BAS in Networking, April (SFC)
  9. Michael McWilliams, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, August (St. Augustine)
  10. Payton McWilliams, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, August (St. Augustine)
  11. Helen Morejon, BS in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, August (UF)
  12. Brent Overturf, BA in Business Administration, August (UF)
  13. Jessica Reynolds, Doctorate in Vet Medicine, May (UF)
  14. Kelton Schleyer, Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, December (UF)
  15. Brittney Thompson, MS in Animal Sciences, May (UF)
  16. Marissa Vairo Giles, Juris Doctorate in Law, April (UF)
  17. Bobby Waite, BS in History, August (UF)
  18. Logan White, BS in Public Relations, May (UF)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Apr 18   (Sun) English Partners, 9:00-10:15, FLC

Apr 18   (Sun) Adult Bible Classes, 9:30

Apr 18   (Sun) Worship online or in person, 10:30am

Apr 19   (Mon) Ladies Prayer and Fitness, 6pm, FLC

Apr 19   (Mon) B-12 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Apr 27   (Tue) Faith Walkers ladies Bible study, 10am.

Jul 22-25 Equip Conference in Orlando

WE REJOICE with Trey Freeman in his decision to give his life to Christ and be buried with him in baptism on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Prayers for his continued growth in the Lord.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS We extend a warm welcome to Alex and Heather Carlisle who recently moved here from Arkansas and are expecting their first baby in July. Take the time to get to know them and help them to feel at home here.

SYMPATHY is extended to Linda Walker and family at the death of her sister, JoeAnn Elleby, who passed from this life on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Please remember Linda and her family in your prayers.

THANK YOU for all the cards, calls and expressions of well wishes on my birthday. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much.

With Love and Thanks, Pat Redd

Dear brothers and sisters, thank you for all your cards, calls and encouraging words during the past weeks or shall I say months of my battle with my lung. Coming back to worship last week was pure joy, getting to see your faces or shall I say eyes. Your love was so uplifting. When I look at you, I see the face of Jesus.

In Christian Love, Debbie Turk

Dear UCCC, Mike and I thank you so much for your special cards and prayers on our behalf during our health issues, especially mine (Peggy) with my heart. It’s comforting knowing our Gainesville family is still in prayer for us. I thank John Dawson for the special prayer, and the one that asked for that request. Please continue to watch over our family in Gainesville.

We love you all very much, Mike and Peggy Childs

PHOTOS FOR PICTORIAL DIRECTORY An opportunity to have new or updated photographs for the Pictorial Directory is planned for Sunday, April 25, following the Worship Service. You can have your photograph taken as well as update the directory information as you are leaving the building.

FBC BBQ & SILENT AUCTION to be held at Florida Bible Camp on Saturday, May 22nd, from 11am-1pm. Tickets are $20 for the BBQ and must be bought in advance this year from Skip Skipper. You can now buy tickets online for raffle items from now April 4 – May 16 and all proceeds go to benefit our camp. We have over 50 items ranging in value from $25 -$400 each (everything from restaurant gift cards to trips and theme parks) and you can purchase tickets for all individual items at www.floridabiblecamp.org and Facebook page.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS We are excited to have Florida Bible Camp returning this year July 11 – 16 for ages 8 – 18. You can register online at the Florida Bible Camp website or grab a form from the Pier. Peers to the Pier Study Hall will be held on Wednesday April 21 from 3 until Bible Class @ 7pm. Dinner will be $5 and served around 5:30 PM.

GATORS FOR CHRIST We are excited to have many of your families and UCCC adopted families here today! Today at noon in the gym we will have an Olive Garden lunch ($5/person, Graduates and their families free) and end of the year video, gifts, special UF commencement guest speaker, and recognizing each one of our graduates’ accomplishments.

ADULT CLASSES:

Wednesday Night:

College and Young Pros (in Gym): “How to Share Jesus with Others” various teachers

WC Fellowship Hall: “Living the Disciples’ Prayer,” R. McQuinn

Sunday:

FLC Room 104: James B. Dampier and D. Mountford

WC Fellowship Hall: Unfolding Grace R. McQuinn

FLC Gym: volunteers helping with “English Partners”

STAY CONNECTED to God and to each other. Even though we may not all be able to meet together, we can still continue to “…encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25b

FOOD PANTRY BAGS Available upon request.

ELDER’S CORNER

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

Psalm 104:34 “My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.

We all need times of meditation, quiet time, prayer or whatever terminology you use. Is your meditation sweet? Value this time and make the time to do so on a regular basis every day. The benefits are great.

Lendon Suggs

Private prayer with an Elder(s) is available down front after worship 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)

Janet Hendricks (Shands-car accident)

Special Care Facilities:

Mary Banks, Annetta Beazlie, Onley Bowers, Katherine Guttery, Daisy Martin (Ayers #224), Jodi McKim, June Wiles, John Zylinski (Palm Gardens)

Others:

Donald Allen, Judy Beard, Ann Bresnyan, Sandra Brooker (Radiation treatments), Emily Carpenter, Jan Carr, Don Dasher, Chuck & Beverly Gatton, Yvonne Griffin, Douglas Guntor, Brooke Hinckley, Larry Hood, Joan Jaudon, Jannie Love, Carol Massey, Bennilene Pennisi, Rodney Powers, Debbie Turk, Rick Worley, Ruth Wyatt.

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