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

November 26, 2017

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. Let us know if there is any way we can serve you.

CALENDAR

Nov 26   (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Nov 27   (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Nov 27   (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Nov 28   (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am and Crafty Ladies

Nov 29   (Wed) Singing Night, 7pm

Dec 3     (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Dec 3     (Sun) 2:42 Small Groups.

Dec 4     (Mon) First Monday Breakfast, 43rd St Deli, 8:30am

Dec 4     (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Dec 4     (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec 5     (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am and Crafty Ladies

Dec 5     (Tue) UCBI 6:45-7:30pm

Dec 6     (Wed) First Wednesday Meal, 6pm

Dec 6     (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Dec 8     (Fri) Home Bible Study, 7pm at Inez Brooker’s

Dec 10   (Sun) Christmas for the Community Lunch, FLC

Dec 10   (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Dec 11   (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Dec 11   (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec 12   (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am and Luncheon.

Dec 12   (Tue) UCBI 6:45-7:30pm

Dec 13   (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Dec 14   (Thu) St. Francis House (CARE Group 6 – Bowman)

Dec 15   (Fri) Singing at The Village, 3-4pm

Dec 16   (Sat) Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am, FLC

Dec 17   (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Dec 17   (Sun) 2:42 Small Groups.

Dec 18   (Mon) Ladies Night Out, 5:30pm at TBD.

Dec 18   (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Dec 18   (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec 19   (Tue) NO Ladies Bible Class

Dec 19   (Tue) UCBI 6:45-7:30pm

Dec 20   (Wed) Fellowship Meal, 6pm in the FLC

Dec 20   (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Dec 24   (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Dec 25   (Mon) NO Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Dec 25   (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Dec 26   (Tue) No Ladies Bible Class

Dec 27   (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Dec 31   (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

THE LORD ADDED…

We rejoice with Jessica Reynolds in her baptism on Sunday evening, November 19, 2017. Jessica is a UF Vet Med student from Cape Coral, FL. Take the time to meet her and welcome her to the family here at UCCC.

PRAISING GOD!

Our God, the God of all creation is worthy of our praise. Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm, we will gather together to lift our voices in praise. All classes will remain in the auditorium.

21ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOR THE COMMUNITY

It’s that time of year again where we provide gifts & Christmas lunch for up to 150 foster children & their caregivers on Sunday Dec. 10th from 12-2pm through Partnership for Strong Families! We will also have Santa, miniature horses, Gator National Champ Baseball Team and more! If you can help provide a gift (or money for a gift) for a little boy or girl in need please take a form in the foyer and return to Donny ASAP. You may sign up for food items in the foyer. Thanks for sharing God’s love and your wonderful support of those in need in our community!

HELPING HANDS – JAMAICA MISSIONS  

      25 of our college students are going to Jamaica for a mission trip Spring Break March 3-9. We will be helping the Race Course Church of Christ near Ocho Rios to connect with the community through door knocking, special projects, a daily VBS each week day and teacher training. If you need help around your house or yard this fall please sign up on the bulletin board and we will send you team member(s) to assist. You may donate what you like.

HOME BIBLE STUDY

The next Home Bible Study will be Friday, December 8 at 7pm at Inez Brooker’s. All are welcome to attend this study. Consider making this part of your monthly routine.

FIRST WEDNESDAY MEAL

Wednesday, December 6, will be our mid-week meal for $5 per person at 6pm in the Family Life Center. This meal is offered the first Wednesday of each month with the sign-up and payment deadline the Sunday evening prior to the Wednesday meal. Today, a Fellowship Committee Representative will be at the Welcome counter in the foyer to sign you up and collect your payment.

FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST      Anyone interested is welcome to come and enjoy breakfast and fellowship together each first Monday of the month at 8:30am at the 43rd Street Deli. Plan to come Monday, December 4.

LADIES TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS

All ladies are invited to attend our Ladies Bible Class each Tuesday, at 10am. We are studying lessons from the book of Matthew. Childcare will be available. Plan to make this a part of your weekly routine.

RIGHT NOW MEDIA

Great feedback so far. If you have not taken the time to log in and take advantage of this valuable resource, then give it a try. If we need your email to get you plugged in please leave it in the box on the welcome counter in the foyer.

CARE GROUP 1 (Bryant)

Please make plans to attend our first Holiday Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall bays 1&2, Saturday, December 9 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Bring a side dish to go with a ham and one wrapped gift per person ($8 or less). RSVP to barclift@juno.com. We hope to enjoy this event with you.

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

I remember a childhood favorite cartoon, Tom Terrific and his mighty wonder dog Manfred; how he would change his body to help and assist people in some catastrophic danger or facing some devastating adversity. How do you confront danger? What is your rescue plan when trouble, turmoil and hardship enter in our fragile lives? Apostle Paul encourages us, “Rejoicing in hope, persevering in afflictions, continuing faithfully in prayer.” Romans 12:12

John Bell

Private prayer with an Elder(s) is available. Contact one of your Shepherds.

THEY’RE WORTH A PAIR OF SOCKS…

      Everyone is invited to participate in “Socks For Seniors” again this year. As in past years, your contribution of socks can be placed in the labeled bin in the hallway by the bulletin board. Please help us bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of elderly seniors at Gainesville Health Care Center. Some have asked what kind of socks we want…please see the following from the Socks for Seniors web site (www.socksforseniors.com) “The funnier, funkier styles you can find. Yes, we still can use traditional socks as well. We tend to use the philosophy of the residents, when choosing the socks to purchase and the quote from 91 year old nursing home resident Emma Mae. When giving Emma Mae the choice of socks at a nursing home distribution location she quickly choose the bright colored, striped, individual toe socks and immediately said ‘We’re just old, not dead and we still have a sense of humor, I want those!’” (Please avoid socks infused with fragrance or herbs.) They’re worth a pair of socks…Don’t you think?

December Adult Classes

** All Adult Classes in the Auditorium**

Month-long Theme: Refreshing

Sunday AM

3rdRefreshing in the lives of Sarah and Abraham” (Ron McQuinn) followed by Mike Childs presenting the 2018 Adult Class Curriculum (to kick off Wednesday, January 3 and Sunday, January 7).

10thRefreshing in the life of David” (Donny Dillon) followed by Harold Bowman presenting concept of “Team Ministry.”

17thRefreshing in Our Lives” (Reed Henson) followed by Steve Holway presenting church finances and electronic giving.

24thRefreshing in the life of Saul/Paul” (Ramon Osejo)

31stRefreshing” in the life of Jesus” (Ron McQuinn)

Wednesday PM

6thRefreshing” in the life of the Ephesian Congregation. (Ron McQuinn) (Note: a couple of classes may continue to meet through mid-December)

13thRefreshing” in Song/Scripture

20thRefreshing” in our Relationships. (Reed Henson)

27thRefreshing” in Our Commitment to God. (Ron McQuinn)

GATORS FOR CHRIST

Please pray for our college students who are home for Thanksgiving break and returning back here later this evening and tomorrow morning!  Also pray for a small group of us that are back from break that are leading worship service this morning at Cedar Key Church of Christ – that is goes great and we share God’s love there with our brothers & sisters!

YOUTH NEWS

Dec 3 (Sunday) CYF at Orange Avenue Church of Christ in Eustis, FL.

Dec 10 (Sunday) Christmas Caroling immediately after Christmas for the Community.

Dec 17 (Sunday) 4-8pm Dinner, Devotional and Christmas Party at the Hensons’. We will have a “Trash to Treasure” gift exchange.

BLESSING BAGS

In order to make more Blessing Bags, all items are needed (a list is in the collection box). You can also make a donation and items will be purchased. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry to our community.

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)

Special Care Facilities:

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

Others:

Ben Breon, Douglas Guntor, Katherine Guttery, Joan Jaudon, Daisy Martin, Carol Massey, Jack McNair, Bettye Roberts, Rick Worley, Ruth Wyatt.

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

THANKSGIVING BASKETS

This year, we served a total of 158 Thanksgiving baskets to members of the congregation and our community. We will be working to reach out to those who received baskets. Please pray for this evangelistic endeavor. If you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact the church office or your Care Group leader. Thank you for your support of this ministry.

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 FITNESS CLASS

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

GHCC BIBLE STUDY AND COMMUNION

Join a few UCCC members each Sunday at 3pm for Bible study and communion at Gainesville Health Care Center. Contact Jeff 352-215-2297 or Robbie 352-792-2999.

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.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

All ladies are welcome to meet for dinner on December 18 at 5:30pm location still to be determined. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway.

UPDATED INFORMATION

Please keep the church office informed of any changes to your address, phone, email, etc., so that we can keep our directory and database current. Thank you.

PANTRY NEEDS: Green Beans and Corn.

MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST

All men are invited to come for breakfast together on Saturday, December 16 in the FLC from 8:00-9:30am. Please sign up on the bulletin board for food preparation.

MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Our pot-luck fellowship meal will meet on Wednesday, December 20 at 6pm in the Family Life Center. Come for this great time of fellowship before our Bible classes.