Welcome back this week everyone - hope you had a blessed summer and look forward to welcoming back our college undergrads and postgrads as well as our new students/grads this Wednesday night!  This email goes to over 92 current GFC students in our ministry as well alumni, friends and church family!  Happy birthday to Alandre Abrams today and Angel Barbosa this week:)  This week we have:

Wednesday, August 21st     Free Fellowship Meal at UCCC Gym (4626 NW 8th Avenue), 6pm; “Peak of the Week” College & Post Grad Bible Class by Chris & Donny at UCCC room #212-214 (4626 NW 8th Avenue); Ice Cream Social afterwards, 8pm (Bring friends)

Thursday, August 22nd       Free Bowling at UF Reitz Union Bowling Alley, 7pm (655 Reitz Union Drive - Park anywhere free parking after 4:30pm - Please bring school supplies for elementary age foster children in need in our county (folders, paper, pencils, glue sticks, backpacks, etc. - Bring friends)

Saturday August 24th    Florida vs. Miami Football Game at 1000 Degree Pizza for GFC & Friends, 7pm (4062 Plaza Blvd. #20 - Free Wings, 3 Large Screen TV’s all set up for us and Free UF Football Team Raffle Giveaway sponsored by GFC)

Sunday, August 25th   “Following The Character of Christ” by D.A. in room #212-214, 9am (4626 NW 8th Avenue - Coffee Shop & Donuts - Also $10 tickets on sale before or after class only for sold out first home football home game on Sept 7th); Worship, 10:20am; GFC hosting Back to School Bash Lunch together with kids & bounce house and school supplies giveaway for foster children in need in our county, 11:45am (Bring Friends)

Have a blessed day,
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Inspirational Thoughts (weekly from our GFC members) - 
Maya Carter (on Bahamas mission trip) - This was by far my favorite mission trip yet!! From old friends to new friends and everything in between... I thank God for allowing me to go in this trip. I’ve learned so much about myself ( like my courage to try and jump off into a blue hole😂) and getting good advice from my sisters. And the VBS was so inspirational, the children were the best.This trip will be in my heart forever and I know everybody can say the same!

Cory Brinson (on Bahamas mission trip) - Thank you again for having me!  It was by far the best trip with all of the brothers and sisters from GFC and so many more long-lasting friendships were made, and brought closer to God!  

Upcoming GFC Big Events:
August 21st GFC “Peak of the Week’ Kickoff in Gym, 7pm
August 22nd Bowling for Kids at UF Reitz, 7pm
August 25th GFC Host Back to School Bash for Foster Children After Bible Class/Partnership,12pm
Sept. 7th Tickets for First Home UF Football Game, 7pm ($10 available Sunday Aug. 25th)
Sept. 8th Welcome Back Student Lunch, 12pm
Sept. 13-15th Statewide Cocoa Beach Retreat, Friday at 9pm - Sunday 11am
Sept. 22nd  First Dinner & Devotional at Suggs Home, 7:30pm
Oct. TBA  GFC Extreme Home Makeover
Oct. 12 Skeet Shooting Tournament
Nov. TBA Farm Fellowship
Dec. 5th GFC Christmas Party at the Vairos, 7pm
Dec. 8th  Christmas for the Community Providing Christmas Gifts and Lunch for Foster Children, 12pm