“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 (NIV)

September 23, 2018

WELCOME VISITORS

We are so glad you came to worship the Lord with us. We pray that this time of praise, prayer and reflection will set a spiritual tone for your week.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sept 23 (Sun) English Partners, 2-4pm

Sept 23 (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Sept 24 (Mon) Ladies Prayer & Fitness Class, 6pm

Sept 24 (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Sept 25 (Tue) Ladies Bible Class 10am, Crafty Ladies

Sept 25 (Tue) UCBI, 6:45-7:30pm, FLC

Sept 26 (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Sept 30 (Sun) English Partners, 2-4pm

Sept 30 (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 18  (Thu) Florida Prison Ministry Fundraiser, 6:30pm in the UCCC Family Life Center.

THE LORD ADDED

We rejoice with David Dowling and family in his decision to give his life to Christ and be baptized on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Continue to pray for David as he grows in his faith.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Diane Hall and family at the death of her brother, Dwane Armour, of Clayton, Indiana, who passed away on August 21, 2018. Please pray for Diane and her family.

TUESDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE CLASS

All ladies are invited to participate in our Tuesday morning ladies Bible class each Tuesday at 10am in the Worship Center Fellowship Hall. Childcare is provided.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR SONG REQUESTS

Our Sunday evening assembly on September 30th will include an abbreviated worship assembly followed immediately by a “By Request” singing time. Please share your “By Request” songs on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.

MY CHAINS ARE GONE

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s fundraiser dinner for the Florida Prison Ministry on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm in the UCCC Family Life Center. Please RSVP to garywyder@cox.net or call 386-496-3158. If you cannot attend but wish to make a contribution to the Florida Prison Ministry, please send your checks to: Lake Butler Church of Christ, 475 NW 2nd Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054.

UF FLORIDA BIBLE CAMP GOLF BENEFIT

      Brochures are in our foyer for mailing in your FBC hole sign sponsorship and/or team (single entry name in which you will be paired with other golfers). All proceeds help to benefit our children’s camp each summer and also scholarship kids in need! It will be held on the beautiful Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida on Saturday, October 20th (UF Football Open date) with 7am registration, breakfast and range balls, 8am shotgun (scramble format) start and 12pm lunch, prizes and the return of the raffle (all golfers will get one raffle ticket with opportunities to win UF Nike golf/football gear)! Also returning is the Dixon Golf Ball Hole-in-One challenge for a chance to win a trip for two to this year’s Fiesta Bowl and be entered in a golf tournament that same weekend in Arizona with a hole in one prize of one million dollars! You don’t want to miss this opportunity because the next golf benefit won’t be until 2020! Cost is still only $100 per golfer ($400 per team) and $100 per hole sponsor!

WE’RE MOVING

The Abrams family will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale the 2nd of November. We would like to thank you all for your love and support while we were here. Please keep us in your prayers as we ask that God would bless this move. We could use some pet carriers for our cats.

Andre Abrams family

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:8 that, “love never fails.” This is a truth we can count on. The verb used for “fail” has been described as a dying flower falling to the ground and withering away. By that measure, Paul says God’s love will never fall to the ground, wither and decay. It is permanent. Other ways of saying it have included, “will last forever”; “will never die”; “will never end”; and “is eternal”. Even though all will die or fail in time, his love never will.

Dan Bryant

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

WORK PROGRAM

Twelve-step programs are designed to involve the whole self in the work of recovery. It’s not enough to get and/or stay clean-n-sober. The work of recovery involves spiritual growth and development—the work of a lifetime. Are you ready? Join us, Monday nights at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

LADIES PRAYER & FITNESS CLASS

Each Monday a group of ladies meet together from 6-7pm for exercise and prayer. Come benefit from this time to tone your body and refresh your soul with other sisters in Christ. All ladies are welcome.

BLESSING BAGS

Blessing Bags are available in the End Zone. In order to make more Blessing Bags, please contribute one or more of the needed items. Thank you.

PARKING

Please park only where parking spaces are indicated. Also, please be gracious to our senior members and our visitors when choosing your parking spot. Thank you for being considerate. “…Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10

ENGLISH PARTNERS

English Partners, our weekly community English classes & Bible studies Sundays, 2-4 pm, in the Worship Center fellowship hall. Please pray for many to be interested and come! Contact Roger or Peggy Sedlacek if you would consider assisting teachers.

GATORS FOR CHRIST

Our Dinner & Devotional is at the Lendon Suggs home tonight at 7pm (2 NW 101st Court). Come for dinner, praise & worship singing, Phil Robertson sharing, fun & fellowship! This Wednesday at 7pm, we will have our college & post-grad “Peak of the Week – Living with Compassion in a Compassionless World” Bible class by Chris, Wes & Donny at UCCC Gym. This Thursday at 7pm is our men’s & ladies small group dinner Bible studies! This Friday at 4pm we will be meeting to carpool leaving UCCC parking lot next to gym (please bring $10 for gas & tolls for your drivers) – we look forward to a great weekend together with student groups from around the state of Florida getting together for praise & worship singing, speakers, small groups, beach games & more! Directions for all events are on www.GatorsForChrist.org (click on calendar).

Please remember our sick and shut-in of UCCC with cards, visits or a phone call and keep them in your prayers. The names of others (family and friends) are listed on the bulletin board.

Hospitals: (this past week)

Kimberly Wilkinson (Shands)

Special Care Facilities:

Annetta Beazlie, Mary Jo English, Bennilene Pennisi, Bettye Roberts, Edith Robinson, Phyllis Strain, Clarice Turk, June Wiles, Virginia Witt

Others:

Andre Abrams, Inez Brooker, Nina Bryant, Peg Davidson, Douglas Guntor, Joan Jaudon, Carol Massey, Wendell & Carol Roberts, Lanelle Waters, Rick Worley and Ruth Wyatt.

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

SERMONS AND CLASSES

Each week, recorded sermons and Bible classes are uploaded to our UCCC website and are available to listen to. Simply go to the UCCC website, and look under the “about us” tab. If you have requested a CD be sure to pick it up from the box on the table in the hallway.

HAVE YOU MOVED?

Please keep the church office informed of any changes to your address, phone, email, etc. Thanks.

PLAZA BIBLE STUDY AND COMMUNION

Join a few UCCC members each Sunday at 3pm for Bible study and communion at The Plaza Health and Rehab (formerly known as the Gainesville Health Care Center). Contact Jeff 352-215-2297 or Robbie 352-792-2999.

FOOD PANTRY items needed: Canned Stew, Jelly.

 

Let’s all GROW together!