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

November 18, 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

Nov 18  (Sun) Thanksgiving Basket assembly and distribution in the FLC after worship.

Nov 18  (Sun) English Partners, 2-4pm, FH

Nov 18  (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3

Nov 19  (Mon) Ladies Prayer & Fitness, 6pm

Nov 19  (Mon) B-12, 7pm, Fellowship Hall

Nov 19  (Mon) NO Ladies Night Out this month

Nov 20  (Tue) NO Ladies Bible Class this week

Nov 21  (Wed) NO Fellowship Meal this month

Nov 21  (Wed) Thanksgiving Devotional, 7pm

Nov 22  (Thu) THANKSGIVING office closed.

Nov 25  (Sun) English Partners, 2-4pm, FH

Nov 25  (Sun) Plaza Communion & Bible Study, 3

Nov 26  (Mon) Ladies Prayer & Fitness, 6pm

Nov 27  (Tue) Ladies Bible Class 10am, Crafty Ladies

Nov 28  (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We extend a warm welcome to two new members who placed membership last Sunday. Dakota Sherwood, UF Junior from Lakeland, FL and Catherine Wahl, UCF Grad now working at the UF Admissions Office.

2018 THANKSGIVING BASKETS

Baskets will be distributed from the Family Life Center today (November 18) from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Contributions are still being accepted for this ministry. Please memo your check “Thanksgiving Baskets.”

LADIES NIGHT OUT

There will not be a ladies night out in December. Plan to go to Yummy House at 5:30pm on December 17. Please sign up and come enjoy this time of fellowship.

MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP MEAL

We will not have our monthly Fellowship Meal this month since it falls on Thanksgiving week.

CHRISTMAS FOR THE COMMUNITY

We will be having our 22nd annual Christmas for the Community on Sunday, December 9th from 12-2pm in the Family Life Center! We will be providing Christmas gifts and also lunch for nearly 150 foster children, foster parents and case workers. We will also have Santa Claus, Gator basketball team, miniature horses, Christmas carols and more! Please fill out a form in the foyer and return to Donny’s office for getting a foster child a gift this Christmas ($20-25 value), and also please fill out the Christmas board in the foyer and take a tin to fill in order to provide a Christmas lunch item(s). Thank you so much for your support throughout the years!

1 THESSALONIANS 5:11

The Tuesday morning ladies Bible class continues to be a beautiful way for the older women to encourage the younger and also be encouraged by them. Class will not meet on Tuesday, November 20 (Thanksgiving week).

LADIES DIGNITY FUND

If you are already contributing to the Ladies Dignity Fund in the envelope being passed around our ladies Wednesday night classes, you are also contributing to the Ladies Hygiene Packs that will be made by women in Zambia and organized through Namwianga Mission. These Christian women use this opportunity to earn money to send their children to school. At the same time, the hygiene packs they make provide a clean and sanitary option to help their fellow Zambians.

UCBI

      University City Bible Institute just recently finished an intensive 12-lesson study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Doyle Gilliam. UCBI will break for the holidays, but will begin an exciting 12-lesson study of the book of Daniel by Ted Stewart beginning the 15th of January, 2019. Lord willing, you will decide to attend this faith building class come January. Have a nice Holiday Season.

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s

flock that is under your care…”

Concerning James 4:1-3, Barclay writes, “James is setting before his people a basic question—whether their aim in life is to submit to the will of God or to gratify their own desires for the pleasures of this world? He warns that, if pleasure is the policy of life, nothing but strife and hatred and division can possibly follow. When we look at human society we so often see a seething mass of hatred and strife.” Answer this question, Paul writes, “What benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed?” Romans 6:21 (Read the next two verses, reflecting on Proverbs 14:12.)

John Bell

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

RECOVERY PROGRAM

If you are suffering from the effects of addictive behavior, B-12 (a Bible-based 12-step recovery program) offers you a safe place of mutual support in an atmosphere of Christian love. Come join us, Monday nights at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, as we praise God for His everlasting care and journey together through recovery.

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.

CFS DONATION DRAWING

Christian Family Services will sell Donation Drawing tickets during November. The winner will receive a 2019 Game Day Parking Season Pass. A $10 donation is suggested.  Help place a child into a Christian family through your support of Christian Family Services. Tickets may be purchased in person at the CFS office, or online at Christianfamilyservices.com/support-our-adoption-ministry/#events.

GATORS FOR CHRIST

We are looking forward to assembling Thanksgiving baskets for those in need in our community with our church family today after morning worship! God bless all of our students who will be traveling home this week during Thanksgiving break! More events after break are available at the GFC website at: www.GatorsForChrist.org and click on calendar.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS

Ministry Fair is over, but our YG needs still continue. Please see Bret Dampier if you didn’t get the chance or have reconsidered our YG needs and would like to serve in this ministry. Thanks to Ramon Osejo for teaching our youth on Wednesdays in October. Upcoming combined M/S & H/S classes…David Mountford will be teaching Life Lessons on Sunday mornings and Chris Suggs will be teaching again on 11/28 (11/21 will be a devotional in the auditorium). Save the Date for our Annual Christmas Party @ The Kinsman’s on Sunday, December 16th.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES NEED YOUR HELP

Please consider signing up to teach one or more months in our Faith City Cottage classes, for nursery through age 5.  Sign-up sheets are on the foyer table for both Sunday morning and Wednesday night classes.  Please see Chris Payne or Melissa Cere with questions.

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, Bettye Roberts, Edith Robinson, Phyllis Strain, Clarice Turk, Lanelle Waters, Faye Webster (Oak Hammock for knee rehab), June Wiles, Virginia Witt

Others:

Donald Allen, Nina Bryant, Fred Chelf, Douglas Guntor, Brooke Hinckley, Jackie Jackson, Joan Jaudon, Carol Massey, Rick Worley and Ruth Wyatt.

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

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. Contact Jeff 352-215-2297 or Robbie 352-792-2999.

FOOD PANTRY items needed: Baked Beans, Jello

 

Let’s all GROW together!