Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break this past week and it’s hard to believe we have our final week of the Fall semester this week!   Happy birthday to Josh McCormack, Ydalmis Gonzalez, Dylan Lerner, Hannah Burns, Chet Hartsfield, Chris Wallace, Payton evans, Rene Vitug, Ezra Wallace and Zachary Dampier this month!  This final week we have:

Wednesday, Dec. 4th    “Peak of the Week” College & Post Grad Bible Class on “The Way of the Alongsider - Whose Your One?” by Gabe Lopez at UCCC Gym, 7pm (4626 NW 8th Avenue - Bring friends!); Afterwards Set Up For Christmas for the Community and Wrapping Party for Unwrapped Gifts!

Thursday, Dec. 5th      GFC Christmas Semi-Formal Party at the Vairo’s home (16501 NW 129th Terrace Alachua), 7-9pm (leave Gainesville by 6:30pm)!  Sunday morning attire and please bring $1 wrapped gift for exchange, and enjoy Christmas dinner, fellowship, Christmas Carols, a Christmas game, gift exchange and pictures! 

Saturday, Dec. 7th    Extreme Home Makeover Service Project at 1903 NW 35th Avenue  (Sign up for 2 hour shift this Wednesday night if you’d like to help), 8am-2pm

Sunday, Dec. 8th     “True Foundation” by Chris Suggs (Matthew 7:24-29) 9am (4626 NW 8th Avenue - Coffee Shop & Donuts); Worship, 10:20am (Bring friends!); Service Project: Christmas for the Community at UCCC Gym, 12pm 

Have a blessed day,
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Inspirational Book
Don’t miss buying a copy of "Gators for God" book about former Gator football players and their faith in God as well as a special section on our own Gators for Christ campus ministry!  They make an excellent Christmas gift and are only $10!

Also we have Chronlogical bibles for sale that you read through the entire New Testament from now- December 31st in just 10 minutes a day - they are normally $20 but you can purchase on this Wednesday for $10 (we are almost sold out)!  

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 (
16501 NW 129th Terrace Alachua)!  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 this Sunday Dec. 8th from 12-2pm through Partnership for Strong Families!  We will also have Santa appearance for them, animal petting corner , Gator Basketball Team signing autographs and more!  Please bring your gifts by this Wednesday night deadline!

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).  All $30 balances are due this Wednesday!

Boggy Creek Camp for Kids with Heart Problems  
For all those interested in helping be a counselor at Boggy Creek Jan. 31-Feb. 2 please go to and click on volunteers and click on get involved and click on volunteer form.  This must be done this week and submitted this week if there are still spots available.  Please ask Payton if you need more information!

Spring Break Missions & MoreTrip to Tennessee
We are going to Knoxville Tennessee Feb. 29 -March 5 for an opportunity to work with poor kids in the community doing a VBS, church and providing for needs through Hector & Rachel Cortez.  We will also be white water rafting, hiking and doing some really fun stuff TBA in the mountains!  Please sign up this Wednesday and see Donny or Janelle for more info (we are still working on schedule and costs are only $190 - please bring a $20 deposit this Wednesday night to hold your spot on the trip)!

Upcoming GFC Big Events:
Dec. 5th GFC Christmas Party at the Vairos, 7pm (16501 NW 129th Terrace in Alachua)
Dec. 7th CCC Home Makeover, 9am-2pm (1903 NW 35th Avenue)
Dec. 8th  Christmas for the Community Providing Christmas Gifts and Lunch for Foster Children (UCCC Gym), 12pm
Jan. 17-20 “Family Vacation” Panama City Beach Southeast U.S. College & Post Grad Retreat 
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Camp Boggy Creek Counselors for Kids with Heart Health Issues
Feb. 29 - March 5 Spring Break Missions & More Trip to Tennessee