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Great to see those back in person on Sunday morning for the lesson I shared on Vision through the eyes of Paul and living with Humility & Grace!  Looking forward to this Wednesday for our Vision 2020 class in Nehemiah together, as well as having a new GFC performance t-shirts for anyone who missed getting one last week:)  Join Kato, Jared, Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kelton, Val and others for running stadiums social distance workout this Wednesday at 6pm at UF Football Stadium Gate 18 before Bible class if you would like.  Our “Peak of the Week” College & Post Grad Bible class will meet Wednesday September 16th at 7:30pm (starting at at that new time sharp and ending at 8:30pm) in the church gym (4626 NW 8th Ave) with chairs & rows 6 feet apart/mask required with Alex & D.A. continuing our new series “2020 Vision- restoring Christian Character in our Culture through the eyes of Nehemiah, Jesus and Paul!”  Also $50 is due for beach retreat this Wednesday night - you can bring cash, check made out to UCCC, PayPal donny@gatorsforchrist.org, or cash app DonnyDillon.


This coming Sunday at 10:30am, for our worship at University City Church of Christ (10:30-11:30am) Ron McQuinn will be sharing the message.  This Sunday evening at 6-7pm meet at the UF football stadium Gate 18 for Praise & Worship Singing! Please download the songs to your phone so you have it there and ready - http://www.songlyrics.com/praise-and-worship-lyrics/.  Happy birthday to Sam Boykin, Payton McWilliams, Timmy Locklin, and Tara Roy this week!

Have a blessed day & love you all lots as family in Christ,
Donny
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Welcome New Students (will list a few new ones each week):
Tara Roy - residency in Orthotics from North Carolina
Allie Cockrell - SFC freshman in Journalism from Mt Dora
Emma Burkhead - SFC freshman in Animal Science from Tallahassee
Leslie Melgar - UF freshman in Biology (Pre P.A.) from Miami
Audrey Anderson - UF Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Orlando
MaKayla Oliver - UF freshman in Psychology from Ocala

Loco in Cocoa Statewide College & Post Grad Beach Retreat Info.  Please find your own ride there with those going (no carpool this year due to COVID).  Room list will be out next Monday.  Here is the venue and schedule -  Welcome students from Tallahassee (FSU & FAMU), Pensacola Gateway (UWF), Tampa Bay Area & St. Pete Northwest (USF) Homestead, and Gainesville (UF & SFC)!  September 25 (begins at 9pm) - September 27 (ends at 11am) at www.internationalpalmscocoabeach.com.  We are in a new conference room much bigger than before in order to accommodate everyone safely and social distancing measures in place (chairs and rows six feet apart). Room List will be out on Monday (one person per bed).

The following is the Itinerary of the schedule for the retreat: 
“2020 - Obedient to God’s Vision” Small group discussion time immediately following each speaker…

Acts 26:19 (Theme Verse)
“What could I do, King Agrippa? I couldn’t just walk away from a vision like that! I became an obedient believer on the spot. I started preaching this life-change—this radical turn to God and everything it meant in everyday life—right there in Damascus, went on to Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside, and from there to the whole world.”

Friday September 25
9pm session 1 begins praise, speaker Donny Dillon intro & Darren Coffield “Vision Interrupted: Saul’s Vision For His Life vs. God’s Vision for His Life”
 and group breakout sessions
11pm fellowship/beach/waffle house/free time

Saturday September 26
8am continental breakfast  
9am session 2 begins praise, speaker Jerrell Cromartie “Vision Realized: Faith, Humility & Grace”, group breakout sessions
11:00 am session 3 begins - speaker Jared Vernon “Vision Realized: Courage & Determination”, group breakout session
1pm Fast food lunch, Gator game, Beach & Free Time (Frisbees, Balls, Boogie Boards provided)
5:00pm Dinner Out

7:00pm session 4 begins praise - speaker IT Antigua “Vision Realized: Love for the Lost”, group breakout sessions 

10:30pm - smores at fire pit, devotional and late night praise & worship on the beach

Sunday Sept. 27

8:30am continental breakfast beachside

9:30am session 5 begins - praise, communion by Jim Miller, Speaker Stephen Martinez “Vision Realized: Praying & Working Together”

11:00am depart for home


New Small “Connect” Groups (no longer men’s/women’s Thursday only)- This semester everyone will be in small group of 6-8 people so we can distance properly.  (There are 4 mens groups/3 ladies groups/and 1 couples groups) at your own small group's convenience anytime after Wednesday night class or during the week.  It will be similar to how we do beach retreat small group breakouts - except very spread out and each week now:) Those online at home can connect with one remotely.  If you still need a small group (if you didn’t get into one last week, just email reply me and I will get you into one:)

English Partners - will be in gym 6 feet apart/masks starting this Sunday mornings at 9-10:15am. If you want to help make a difference for a foreign student learning English using the Bible (easy to follow study guides are provided - only requirement is that you speak English) please let Peggy Sedlacek know at Peggy.Sedlacek@gmail.com or text her at #352-363-7094.

Other Events Coming Up Are (Save the Date):
Sept. 16 GFC College & Post Grad Class in the Gym, 7:30pm (chairs and rows six feet apart - please wear a mask) & Small Groups Kickoff (Free T-Shirts for All Present)
Sept. 20 Singing at UF Stadium with Glen Springs Group, 6-7pm
Sept. 25-27 Loco in Cocoa 20th Annual Statewide College & Post Grad Retreat (new venue with chairs & rows 6 feet apart). Only $50 for entire weekend - please sign up by this Wednesday or email reply me you are going if you are online at home this semester.  Money is due by Sept. 16th deadline and you can do cash/chack/Paypal donny@gatorsforchrist.org or Cash app DonnyDillon.