Congratulations to Quan McWil, UF junior in journalism from Jacksonville, who was baptized into Christ last Friday! If you signed up for Christmas for the Community and have not already please bring your gift in this Wednesday night - we have our final big fall GFC Wednesday night this week before the end of the semester! Also please final Beach retreat and Ski deposits this Wednesday for our all new St. Pete “Family Vacation” regional retreat January 18-20 and Snowshoe, West Virginia Ski Trip March 3-7 - more information is below! This week we have:

Wednesday Dec. 5th College & Post-Grad “Peak of the Week” Bible Class on “Countercultural: Make Me a Servant!” by Ramon Osejo at UCCC Gym (4626 NW 8th Ave.), 7pm (Bring a friend and sign up for all upcoming events below! Set up for Christmas for Community and Wrapping Party afterwards)!

Thursday Dec. 6th GFC Christmas Party - Come dressed semi formal (Sunday morning attire) for our annual fancy dinner & fellowship, Christmas carols, game, $1 wrapped gift for exchange, fun & more at the Vairos home, 7pm (16501 NW 129th Terrace in Alachua - make sure to head out there by 6:30pm)

Sunday Dec. 9th “Parables of Jesus” by Wes Philipps at UCCC Room #212-214; 9:15am (4626 NW 8th Ave. - Krispy Kremes and Coffee Shop at 9am); Worship, 10:20am; All help with Christmas for the Community at UCCC Gym, 11:45am

Have a blessed day,
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GFC Christmas Semi Formal Thursday Dec, 6th at the Vairos - come dressed semi formal (Sunday morning attire) for our annual fancy dinner & fellowship, Christmas carols, game, $1 wrapped gift for exchange, fun & more!

Christmas for the Community Sunday Dec. 9th at UCCC Gym - Please bring in gift you signed up for a foster child this Wednesday Nov. 28th so we have time to sort all the gifts (wrapped with child’s gender and age on the outside of package). We will enjoy Christmas lunch with the foster children on Sunday Dec. 9th after morning worship (12-2pm) with Santa, Gator basketball team, miniature horses and more fun!

St. Petersburg Statewide Region “Family Vacation” College & Post Grad Retreat - we have to move from Panama City for just this year because of Hurricane Michael (displaced families living at resort now there at PCB) and we could not find another place large enough to hold the Southeast US retreat on short notice) so we are having a Cocoa Beach retreat reunion instead on Jan. 18-20 (Friday at 9pm - Sunday at 11am) at the resort in much warmer St. Petersburg with all of our college & post-grad friends from around the state of Florida! $25 deposits are due this Wednesday Dec. 5th and the rest is not due until January 12th.

Spring Break Ski Trip Snowshoe West Virginia March 3-7 - Please pay $100 deposits by Wednesday Dec. 5th for this fantastic opportunity to play in the snow (ski, snowboard, snow tube, etc.) March 3-7 - we are taking a charter bus with tv’s and the works for this unique opportunity - it’s only $490 for the entire time which includes transportation, lodging in condos on the slopes (heated pools, hot tubs, and the works) and the balance is due in February!

Save the date for our big GFC events upcoming:
Dec. 6th GFC Semi-Formal Christmas party (free), 7-9pm at the Vairos (16501 NW 129th Terrace Alachua)
Dec. 9th Christmas for the Community at UCCC, 12-2pm (free)
Jan. 18-20 Statewide Regional College & Post-Grad Retreat at St. Pete Beach ($50 total)
Feb. 1-3 Boggy Creek Camp for Kids with Hear Conditions (free - register at
March 3-7 Spring Break Ski Trip in Snowshoe, WV ($490)
April 14 Grad Appreciation Dinner at UCCC (honoring all 2019 Grads - free for grads and $5 for all others)
May 26 Half Price Disney Day ($64)
June 20-28 Honduras Mission Trip ($1300)
July 11-14 Campus Ministry Retreat in St. Louis, Missouri ($50)
Aug. 10-17 Long Island, Bahamas Mission Trip ($950)