• This Sunday and This Week at UCG

    This week as we continue our theme of the The Welcome Table, we will consider the power of the invitation and claiming a place at the table. The scripture for the morning will be the Parable of the Feast. The first service will include a light hearted reader’s theatre telling

  • Family Promise Week

    It’s Family Promise Week nationally from October 22-28th. A time when we say thank you to all the congregations and clubs that have been part of our program over the last year.    Family Promise of Gainesville is one of 206 programs across the country uniting the faith community to help

  • UCG Response to White Supremacist, Richard Spencer

    Dear UCG Family, As you are aware, our community soon will be undergoing a significant challenge with the October 19 visit of white supremacist, Richard Spencer. Along with other community partners, religious leaders, and law enforcement, we join in faith and in the determination that hate speech and violent action

  • Hurricane Donations for Puerto Rico & Dominica

    Below is information from UF about how you can help Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Dear UF Community, Thank you so much for all your donations so far. We have received word from the Coalition of Immokalee workers that they have had an overwhelming amount of support

  • How to Help after Hurricane Harvey

    From Rev. Alan Coe, UCC Florida Conference Disaster Response Coordinator We watch from our homes and ask the question, “How can I help?” The easiest and best answer for churches in the Florida Conference is to give monetarily through the denomination. The link for Hurricane Harvey donations is here, and

  • A Just World for All

    In response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead and 19 injured, the national leadership of the United Church of Christ issued this Pastoral Letter: Dear Members, Friends, Clergy, and Leaders of and within the United Church of Christ,

  • Day-to-Day Joy

    Small joys appear in our pathways daily. Sometimes they are in the form of surprise appearances of beautiful birds or the laughter-producing antics of a child. Sometimes a friend sends new music to us and says, “Check it out! I love this song!” Sometimes there is a warm flood of

  • Too Busy for an Angel

    Below is a passage by Marchaé Grair from the book, Rise UP! : Spirituality for Resistance, edited by Vince Amlin, Marchaé Grair, Christina Villa. “Don not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2 We

  • General Synod, June 30-July 4, 2017

    Every two years, General Synod brings together thousands of faithful members of the United Church of Christ for formal church witness, inspirational worship, and fellowship with friends (new and old). In June 2017, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 2017 at the Baltimore Convention

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    The United Church of Christ Mental Health Network invites us to highlight mental health in the month of May. This is a way for our congregation to begin or to widen our welcome. Green ribbons are the official symbol for mental health awareness. The city of Gainesville has given us

  • A Love of Singing

    This weekend we are host to the Piedmont College Singers. 47 Piedmont students will descend upon Gainesville and delight the old and the young alike with their beautiful music. We’ll highlight them in our worship service, and be able to participate in the gift of music they bring to us,