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

July 22, 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

July 22  (Sun) Baby Boy Shower for Lauren VanDuzer, 1:30-3:30pm, FLC dining room

July 22  (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

July 23  (Mon) Ladies Prayer & Fitness Class, 6pm

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

July 24  (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

July 25  (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

July 29  (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3pm

July 30  (Mon) Ladies Prayer & Fitness Class, 6pm

July 30  (Mon) B-12 Dinner, 7pm Fellowship Hall

July 31  (Tue) Crafty Ladies, 10am

Aug 12  (Sun) Pot-luck lunch and welcome to the Farris family

THE LORD ADDED…

We rejoice with Angus Macgregor and family in his decision to put on Christ in baptism and become a disciple of Jesus last Sunday, July 15, 2018. May we all continue to encourage each other in our walk of faith.

BABY BOY SHOWER

All ladies are reminded of the Baby Boy Shower for Lauren VanDuzer this afternoon (July 22) from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Family Life Center Dining Room. The VanDuzers are registered at Target and Amazon.

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.

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.

U.C.B.I.

      University City Bible Institute is offering a course study on the First & Second Thessalonian letters by the Apostle Paul. This will be taught by a well-respected missionary evangelist, Doyle Gilliam. This study will be twelve Tuesday evening studies beginning at 6:45 PM, and ending at 7:30. Please consider including this in your busy weekly schedule. Please grab a brochure near the main entrance doorway on your way to worship. Thank you for wanting to improve your Bible knowledge. – From the Elders, and the school administrators, Dan Payne, Nate Bryant and Thomas Gentry.

MEN’S GRIDIRON FOOTBALL EVENT

All UCCC adults, college & teen men – Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm for our first ever Gator Gridiron Football Kickoff Event at Emerson Alumni Hall featuring speaker UF Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sharing on the state of Gator football for 2018 and sharing his faith, a catered dinner, fellowship and fun! Our goal for this community geared event is to fill up the President’s Room (seats 200) and have each one of us invite a friend, neighbor, classmate or coworker. Gator football schedules will be handed out at the end with an invitation to UCCC on them. Tickets will be $20 for one adult $30 for two. $15 for one student $20 for two. Table sponsors (10 seats) for $200.

HAVE YOU MOVED?

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

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

Dr. Lynn Thompson writes, in his book titles, Smell Like Sheep: “Good lovers are first and foremost, people who love God…People who love God will also love people.” Our Lord Christ Jesus, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

Modern-day Christians, like our ancient counterparts, are surrounded by competitive, self-serving and intimidating pagans. This attitude so easily rubs off on us that we desperately need models of love. Let us love one another and exemplify Christ’s love to the lost.

John Bell

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Huge thanks to everyone who made this year’s Vacation Bible School so very special. We could not have done it without you. There were 189 smiling faces in attendance.

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 (a list is in the collection box and small travel sizes are preferred). Thank you for your support.

CARE GROUP 4 (Suggs)

CARE Group 4 (Suggs) will be providing the B-12 Dinner on Monday, July 30.

LADIES PRAYER & 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.

GATORS FOR CHRIST

This Wednesday is our college & post grad class at 7pm on “Evidential Support for the Things we Believe” by Jeff Howell upstairs in room #212-214. This Thursday at 7pm is our men’s & women’s small group dinner & Bible studies! This Saturday at 5pm meet at UCCC to go to the Ocala Grand Prix ($20), dinner and wrestling. Next Sunday at 7:30pm we will have our “Dinner & Devotional” at TBA! www.GatorsForChrist.org.

YOUTH NEWS

July 26-28 – Youth Campout. Meet at the building at 2pm on Thursday, July 26. Returning at 2:30pm on Saturday, July 28. Cost is $10.

August 31-September 2 – SonQuest in Orlando.

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)

Virginia Witt (NFR)

Special Care Facilities:

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

Others:

Douglas Guntor, Joan Jaudon, Carol Massey, Wendell & Carol Roberts, Peggy Sedlacek, 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.

UCCC LIBRARY

Remember to take advantage of the many resources and various reading materials in our church library located on the second floor of the Family Life Center. Special thanks to Sandra Brooker, our librarian.

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.

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

FOOD PANTRY items needed: Spaghetti Sauce.

Let’s all GROW together!