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

July 30, 2017


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.


July 30  (Sun) CARE Group 6, Pot-luck Lunch in FLC

July 30  (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

July 31  (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

July 31  (Mon) B-12 Dinner (CARE Group 1), 7pm

Aug 1    (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

Aug 2    (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Aug 6    (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Aug 7    (Mon) First Monday Breakfast, 43rd St Deli, 8:30am

Aug 7    (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Aug 7    (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Aug 8    (Tue) Craft Ladies, 10am

Aug 9    (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Aug 10  (Thu) St. Francis House (No Dinner this month)

Aug 11  (Fri) Home Bible Study, 7pm at Inez Brooker’s.

Aug 13  (Sun) CARE Group 5 Pot-luck Lunch.

Aug 13  (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Aug 14  (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Aug 14  (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Aug 15  (Tue) Craft Ladies, 10am

Aug 16  (Wed) Fellowship Meal, 6pm in the FLC

Aug 16  (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Aug 18  (Fri) Singing at The Village, 3-4pm

Aug 19  (Sat) Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am, FLC

Aug 20  (Sun) CARE Group 2 pot-luck lunch in FLC

Aug 20  (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Aug 21  (Mon) Ladies Night Out, 5:30 at BJ’s Restaurant

Aug 21  (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Aug 21  (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Aug 22  (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

Aug 23  (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Aug 27  (Sun) CARE Group 3, Pot-Luck Lunch in FLC

Aug 27  (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Aug 28  (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Aug 28  (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Aug 29 (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

Aug 30 (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm


The UCCC Pulpit Minister Search Committee is pleased to announce it has invited a guest speaker to visit with us on Sunday, August 6.  We anticipate him teaching a combined adult class, then delivering a message to the congregation during morning worship. Everyone is also invited to an ice cream social on Saturday, August 5 from 7-8pm in the FLC to welcome our guest.


The itinerary is all worked out with new and also familiar things to see and do. Based on the 30 ladies that are going, the total cost of this year’s trip will be $400. The 3rd $100 installment is due August 6.


CARE Group 6 is reminded of their pot-luck lunch in the FLC dining room today, July 30 after morning worship.


CARE Group 1 will be providing dinner for the B-12 group tomorrow night at 6pm. Please arrange to drop your food off at the Worship Center kitchen today or tomorrow before 3pm.


Steve and Debbie Holway are happy to welcome a new granddaughter. Harper Anne Holway was born on July 26 to Ben and Brooke of Jacksonville Beach, FL. She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and is welcomed by her big brother Blake (3).


Our pot-luck fellowship meal will meet on Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm in the Family Life Center. Come for this great time of fellowship before our Bible classes.


All men are invited to come for breakfast together on Saturday, August 19 in the FLC from 8:00-9:30am. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway.


Care Group 2 will be gathering for a pot-luck lunch on Sunday, August 20 in the FLC dining room after worship. There is a place for everyone to serve in the Lord’s kingdom.


His girls are planning a party for him in Arkansas where he spent the majority of his life. If you would like to give him a card, please give it to Judy Thomas by August 27th. She’ll take them to the party. Thank you for your kind attention to this man who loves God.


Ruth Wyatt will be celebrating her 94th birthday on August 25th. This is quite a milestone. Happy Birthday Ruth!


I appreciate many of you in our church family “adopting” one or more of our college students! This has been very helpful for our new and returning students each year (those not from Gainesville – and this year UF and SFC kicks off August 21) connect with a family at church and have a “home away from home” feeling – plus connecting with more members of our church family. If you would like to connect with a new student this year please let me know in person, call me #514-8261 or email me at donny@gatorsforchrist.org (or if your student has graduated you will get a new student or let me know if you would like to add another student). We have renamed this program “college student connection” to help even more members of our church family understand that the goal is to simply connect with our students by getting together with them in any kind of activity/meal/etc. once a month and praying for them each day. We will have ourWelcome back student luncheon” and all CARE Groups will come together to provide the pot-luck lunch on Sunday, September 10th after morning worship – please plan to bring a pot-luck item and share in a great time of fellowship with all of our college students at University City.


1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

At the end of his first epistle, the apostle John warns, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” Amen. Some translations read, “…guard yourselves from idols.” The Greek word for idol is eidolon, pronounced a’-do-lon, appears eleven times in the New Testament. Strong’s G-1497 defines the word as “an image, a likeness; an image of a heathen god; a false god.” William Barclay writes, “keep yourselves from the pollutions of heathen worship.” Are you substituting dedicated, diligence and faithful service studying and practicing God’s Love and Truth, with the barbaric, corrupted perversion of entertainment?

John Bell

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


Sunday am:

Adult 1, “Synoptic Gospels, Part 2,” Larry Hood, Bays 1 & 2

From the miracle of His birth to His crucifixion & assent to heaven, the SYNOPTIC GOSPELS offer firsthand witness to the amazing life of Jesus, the Son of God. They include Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecy, His stunning miracles, His heart touching message, His loving example, His generous compassion, and His priceless gift.

Adult 2, “James, Anchor of Faith” Thomas Gentry, FLC 104.

This will be a study for any member and visitors. The Book of James, as presented by Ron Bontrager of Sunset International Bible Institute, will be utilized as the primary presentation and discussion. James helps us understand spiritual maturity!

College, “Gospel of Mark,” Donny Dillon, FLC 212

M.S. & H.S., “The ‘I Am’ Statements of Jesus,” Reed Henson, FLC 203

Wednesday pm:

Adult 1, “Proverbs: Wisdom for Today,” Dan Payne, Bays 1&2

Using the Proverbs in our daily lives. A guided study that we may grow in grace and knowledge.

Men’s Class, Winning at Work and Home, Gary Wyder, FLC 104 (Class to start at 7pm to allow adequate time for DVD.)

For most men, happiness and satisfaction in life are locked up in two words – work and home. This study gives you a game plan for winning in both arenas. You’ll get the tools you need to build (or rebuild) your confidence; expand your vision; develop successful life strategies; and improve your performance in your relationship with your wife or girlfriend, in your relationships with your children, and in your job.

Ladies Class, “Prepared: Discovering What God Has Prepared for You,” Becky Barclift, FLC 115 .

A focused study of Ephesians 2:10. Ladies will realize through their study that God prepares us for what He has prepared for us. We may not know what He has in store for us, but can move forward confident that He will make us ready for whatever it is. Because He is—ever and always—a God who prepares.

Ladies prayer group, End Zone

College, “Learning to Share/Study the Bible with Others,” Various, FLC 212

H.S., “7 Things A Loving God Hates,” Reed Henson, FLC 203

M.S., “Get Real,” Bret Dampier & Josh Mann, FLC 216


Tonight we will have a dinner & game night at Donny & Julie’s at 7:30pm at 1133 NW 98th Terrace. This Wednesday night at 7pm, we will have a praise & worship night and sharing time in our college/post grad class. Thursday evening at 7pm we will our Men’s Small Group will have our Summer B wrap up at dinner TBA & Women’s Small Group will have a relaxation/spa night at Maya Carter’s place (3700 SW 27th Street Apt. D-104).


Pray for our group as some of us will be going out to Blue Springs this afternoon to enjoy swimming, volleyball, devotionals, good food and fellowship as we spend the day and camp there overnight.


In order to make more Blessing Bags, all items (except for toothpaste and toothbrushes) 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


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.


Each Sunday at 3pm a few members of UCCC are holding Bible study and communion at Gainesville Health Care Center, 4842 SW Archer Road. Anyone is welcome. Contact Jeff Howell 352-215-2297 or Robbie Lumpkins 352-792-2999.


Daily Bible Reading schedules for July-September are printed and available in the foyer.


Have you lost a sense of joy and freedom, due to the effects of addictive behaviors? Find help and hope recovering from addictive behavior through “B-12,” our Bible-based 12-step group. We meet every Monday at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come and see what the Lord has done!


            The crafty ladies will be meeting on Tuesdays this summer at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Class will resume at 10am on Tuesday, September 12.


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.


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.


The Ladies Night Out group will be meeting for dinner on Monday, August 21 at 5:30 at BJ’s Restaurant. Please sign up on the bulletin board. All ladies are welcome.


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.


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, August 7.


The next Home Bible Study will be Friday, August 11 at 7pm at Inez Brooker’s. All are welcome to attend this study. Consider making this part of your monthly routine.

PANTRY NEEDS: Green Beans and Corn.