Another fun filled Wednesday night planned ahead - we have fellowship dinner at 6pm in the gym and after our “Alongsider” Bible class we have a free self defense class (normally $70) taught by MMA fighter Tiffani Rizzo!  Thanks for all those who helped with St. Francis House last Thursday and Small Groups!  Happy birthday this week to Alex Lancaster, Ahmadre Abrams, Matthew Barta, Chardell Jones, Stella Fedele and Michael McWilliams!  This week we have:

Wednesday, Oct. 16th        Fellowship Meal at UCCC Gym (4626 NW 8th Ave), 6pm; “Peak of the Week” College & Post Grad Bible Class on “The Way of the Alongsider - The Way of the Mission” by Reed & Bobby at UCCC Gym, 7pm (Bring friends!); Afterwards free Self Defense Class in gym, 8pm

Thursday, Oct. 17th      Ladies Small Group Dinner & Bible study by Katie Ball at Janelle, Virginia & Amy's place (Lexington Crossing - 3900 SW 27th Street Building E-307), 7pm; Men’s Small Group Dinner & Bible Study by Kelton & Joshua at Marshall's place (House - 1202 SW 75th Drive), 7pm

Friday, Oct. 18th     Gators Soccer vs. Auburn at UF Soccer Stadium, 7pm (Meet Kato at UCCC 6:30pm)

Saturday, Oct. 19th       Men’s Breakfast at UCCC, 8am; Ladies “Thirst Quencher” Brunch at UCCC, 9am

Sunday, Oct. 20th    “Jesus True Authority” (Matthew 5:17-37) by Jeff 9am (4626 NW 8th Avenue - Coffee Shop & Donuts); Worship, 10:20am (Bring friends!)

Have a blessed day,
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Inspirational Thought by Brent Overturf, UF junior in accounting
I had an awesome time at the skeet and trap shoot benefitting Florida Bible Camp this past Saturday. It was a filled with fun, fellowship and friendly competition.  I loved seeing people come together for a great cause and genuinely enjoy each other’s fellowship and support of the work for camp.  Hebews 13:16 tells us “Don not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”  Doing the Lord’s work is amazing and I pray lived  will be changed and God be praised!  Thanks you Donny and everyone involved in putting together such a great benefit.

We are back in Newberry for the first time since last Spring for a lasertag grad time on Friday October 27th from 7:30-9:30pm!  Cost is still only $20 and please sign up this week!  Money is due by this Wednesday October 16th or first come first serve (only 26 slots open).

Annual Fall Festival for Kids:
Wednesday October 30th at 8-9pm we will have our annual Fall Festival for kids in our church and community including bounce house, carnival games for prizes, arts & crafts, free Sonic, hot dogs, nachos &more!  Please sign up this Wednesday on clipboard to help!   

Farm Fellowship:
We are back at the Clines for a BBQ Dinner & Bonfire Singing on Sunday Nov. 10th from 5:30-8:30pm at 16314 Peggy
Road in Alachua!  The event is free this year:)

GFC Christmas Party:
Save the Date for our annual GFC Christmas Semi-Formal Party on Thursday Dec. 5th from 7-9pm back at the Vairo’s home!  There is no cost, but dress is Sunday morning attire and please bring $1 wrapped gift for exchange, and enjoy food, fellowship, Christmas Carols, a Christmas game, gift exchange and pictures!

Christmas for the Community:
It's that time of year again where we provide gifts & Christmas lunch for up to 150 foster children & their caregivers on Sunday Dec. 8th from 12-2pm through Partnership for Strong Families!  We will also have Santa appearance for them, miniature horses, Gator National Champ Basketball & Baseball Team and more!  Please sign up this Wednesday night or Sunday morning to help sponsor a child for Christmas!

Family Vacation Panama City Beach Retreat
We are going with nearly 700 college students from around the Southeast U.S. for praise & worship, speakers, small groups, breakout classes, beach games and more at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on Panama City Beach Jan. 17-20, 2020 (MLK Holiday weekend)!  Don't miss this amazing opportunity with what many call our best trip of the year leaving Friday on our 60 passenger bus from UCCC at 4pm and returning Monday morning (no classes the next morning MLK holiday).  Cost is only $60 and $30 deposit is due on Nov. 6th with final payment $30 due on Nov. 30th.  Please sign up on the clipboard to go this Wednesday!

Upcoming GFC Big Events:
Oct. 18 UF ladies soccer game, 7pm (Support Lexi Fotopoulos)!
Oct. 19  Men’s Breakfast, 8am; Ladies Thirst Quencher, 9am
Oct. 25  Lasertag at Newberry, 7:30pm
Oct. 27  GFC Costume Party at Lopez family home, 7:00pm
Nov. 10 Farm Fellowship (BBQ & Bonfire Singing) at Clines, 6pm
Dec. 5th GFC Christmas Party at the Vairos, 7pm
Dec. 8th  Christmas for the Community Providing Christmas Gifts and Lunch for Foster Children, 12pm