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

September 24, 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

Sept 24    (Sun) CARE Groups 2 (Holway) & 3 (Childs) Pot-Luck Lunch today in the FLC after worship.

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

Sept 25    (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

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

Sept 26    (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Sept 26    (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

Sept 27    (Wed) “Islam for Today” class by James Moore, 7pm

Sept 28    (Thu) Ladies Thirst Quencher, 6:30-8pm

Oct 1        (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 2        (Mon) First Monday Breakfast, 43rd St Deli, 8:30am

Oct 2        (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Oct 2        (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Oct 3        (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Oct 3        (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

Oct 4        (Wed) First Wednesday Meal, 6pm

Oct 4        (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Oct 8        (Sun) HOMECOMING lunch after worship.

Oct 8        (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 9        (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Oct 9        (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Oct 10      (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Oct 10      (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

Oct 11      (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Oct 12      (Thu) St. Francis House (CARE Group 4 – Bell)

Oct 13      (Fri) Home Bible Study, 7pm in the FLC.

Oct 14      (Sat) Men’s Breakfast, 8-9:30am, FLC

Oct 15      (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 15      (Sun) 2:42 Small Groups.

Oct 16      (Mon) Ladies Night Out, 5:30 at Ruby Tuesdays

Oct 16      (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Oct 16      (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Oct 17      (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Oct 17      (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

Oct 18      (Wed) Fellowship Meal, 6pm in the FLC

Oct 18      (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Oct 20      (Fri) Singing at The Village, 3-4pm

Oct 22      (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 23      (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Oct 23      (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Oct 24      (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Oct 24      (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

Oct 25      (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Oct 29      (Sun) GHCC Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

Oct 30      (Mon) Ladies Fitness Class, 6pm

Oct 30      (Mon) B-12 Dinner (Hosted by CARE Group 2), 7pm Fellowship Hall

Oct 31      (Tue) Ladies Bible Class, 10am

Oct 31      (Tue) UCBI 6:45-8:15pm

THE LORD ADDED…

We rejoice with Helen Morejon in her decision to put on Christ in baptism last Sunday, September 17. May we all be an encouragement to her as we grow together in the Lord.

ISLAM FOR TODAY

This Wednesday James Moore will be here to present part two of his class on “Islam for Today.” All classes high school through adult will meet in the auditorium at 7pm.

HOMECOMING SUNDAY

Sunday, October 8 will be our Homecoming covered-dish lunch in the FLC after morning worship. Plan to bring food and stay for this celebration of fellowship with new members, longstanding members and former members of UCCC.

CARE GROUPS 2, 3 AND 4

CARE Group 2 (Steve Holway) and CARE Group 3 (Mike Childs) will be gathering for a pot-luck lunch today in the FLC after worship. CARE Group 4 (Lendon Suggs) will postpone their lunch until further notice.

MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST

All men are invited to come for breakfast together on Saturday, October 14 in the FLC from 8:00-9:30am. Please sign up on the bulletin board for a head count for food.

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.

LADIES’ THIRSTQUENCHER

Ladies and girls of all ages, mark your calendars for our Fall semester Ladies’ Thirstquencher, Thursday, September 28, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Family Life Center.  Let’s all join together for a fun time, getting to know each other better as we look at ways to please God in our daily walk. Please sign up on attendance and food sheets.

FBC SKEET & TRAP SHOOTING BENEFIT

Please save the date for our new Fall 2017 FBC Trap & Skeet Shooting Benefit (Instead of the Golf Benefit this year) at Gator Skeet Club on Saturday October 21st from 8am until Noon with Breakfast/Lunch included. Cost will be $100 a person.  We will still have “hole signs” at $100 by each shooting station for advertising. We will have a new shooters division and an experienced shooters division (teams of 5 that are competing as well as individual scoring that will happen simultaneous). This will be a fun new benefit and all can participate no matter their skill level – please fill out a brochure in the foyer and give to Donny as soon as possible.

HOME BIBLE STUDY

The next Home Bible Study will be Friday, October 13 at 7pm in the FLC. All are welcome to attend this study. Consider making this part of your monthly routine.

FIRST WEDNESDAY MEAL

Wednesday, October 4th, will be our mid-week meal for $5 per person at 6pm in the Family Life Center. We plan to continue offering this meal on the first Wednesday of each month with the sign-up and payment deadline the Sunday evening prior to the Wednesday meal. Next Sunday (October 1), someone will be at the Welcome counter in the foyer to sign you up and collect your payment.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

The Ladies Night Out group will be meeting for dinner on Monday, October 16 at 5:30 at Ruby Tuesdays. Please sign up on the bulletin board. All ladies are welcome.

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

Romans 12:3 “Don’t cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance.” Some of the greatest men of God were known for their humility. Numbers 12:3 says, “Now Moses was more humble than any other person on earth.” Even Paul said in Titus 1:1, “I, Paul, am God’s slave.”

Let us all walk as they did.

Dan Bryant

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

FALL QUARTER CLASSES (Sept – November)

Sunday am:

Adult 1, “Romans: in the 1st Century…and the 21st Century” Lon Sullivan, Bays 1 & 2.

SUMMARY: Was the letter to the Christian citizens of the greatest nation of its time any more, or less, relevant than it is for the Christian residents of the greatest nation of OUR time? You’ll have to decide. How did the knowledge of the Gospel impact Believers 2000 years ago? What impact is it having in our world, in our nation, in the Church, and in your life today? Is Christianity under attack? What can be done? Are you “in the battle”, or a casualty of it? Come to find out who wins the fight, who claims the victory!

Adult 2, “Face to Face with Jesus,” Reed Henson, FLC 115. Come on a journey to know and encounter Jesus in a new and surprising way and be inspired to embrace his invitation “Come Follow Me.”

College & Post Grad, “Acts: People, Purpose & Power of God,” Donny Dillon, FLC 212

M.S. & H.S., “Biblical Money,” Steve Holway, FLC 203

Wednesday pm:

Adult 1, “History of the Church in Acts” Coordinated by Thomas Gentry, Bays 1 & 2

This will be a study for any member and visitors. The UCBI video is presented by Richard Rogers of Sunset International Bible Institute.

Men’s Class, Winning at Work and Home (continued), Gary Wyder, FLC 104 (Class starts at 7 to allow 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, “God’s Waiting Room,” Amanda Henson, FLC 115

Ladies, do you ever feel like you’re constantly waiting on something? Your children to get their shoes on, the doctor to come in to the room, or the telephone to ring? What about waiting on an answer from God? Come join me on Wednesday nights starting in September to study about God’s waiting room.

Ladies prayer group, End Zone

College, “Revive Teachers,” Various, FLC 212

H.S., “Wisdom from Proverbs,” Reed Henson, FLC 203

M.S., “Faith to Move Mountains,” Bret Dampier & Michael McWilliams, FLC 216

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.

GATORS FOR CHRIST

Please pray for our college students as we will be returning later today from our Annual Fall Statewide Retreat at Cocoa Beach where we enjoyed our guest speaker Buddy Bell, small group discussions, praise & worship, singing on the beach, and team building beach games together! This Wednesday night at 7pm we will have our College & Post-Grad “Peak of the Week” combined with our other adult classes for a special Bible class on understanding Islam by James Moore at UCCC Family Life Center.  This Thursday at 7pm we will have our Men’s & Women’s Small group bible studies (directions at www.GatorsForChrist.org and click on calendar). This Friday at 7pm we will have a dinner/game night at Donny & Julie’s!

YOUTH NEWS

Oct 1 – Maricamp Masters! $10 putt putt golf in Ocala. (Food included)

Oct 13-15 – Youth Retreat in Panama City Beach. $50 plus 2 meals (trip there and back). Deposit due by Oct 1.

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:

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.

PORTABLE BAPTISTRY

The church has obtained a portable baptistry. It is available to be borrowed by a UCCC member, whenever someone requests baptism but cannot come to the church building. Contact the church office to make arrangements.

A PLACE OF LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN ADDICTION

All people struggle with life issues. For those dealing with addiction problems we have a weekly gathering for learning and support. This hour-long meeting, called B-12, meets every Monday night at 7pm in our Fellowship Hall. B-12 is a time where we use the Bible to study the “12 Steps” of recovery. Let us help you to find peace and sobriety in your walk with God.

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.

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, October 2.

MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Our pot-luck fellowship meal will meet on Wednesday, October 18 at 6pm in the Family Life Center. Come for this great time of fellowship before our Bible classes.

NEW DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEDULES

The new Bible Reading schedules for October – December are printed and available in the foyer.

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.

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: Pork and Beans, Jelly.