• This Sunday and This Week at UCG

    This Sunday at UCG, we will wrap up our worship theme, “The Shape of Things to Come.”  In a spirit of peace, we will be graced with beautiful flute and piano music offered by Cindy and Pat and Shelly’s invitation to us to consider ways we may nurture our resilience

  • 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,

  • Congrats to all Graduates!

    You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

  • Holy Week and Easter Schedule at UCG

    Sunday, April 9–Palm Sunday Services at 9:15am and 11:15am. Children’s Palm Parade at 9:15am Thursday, April 13--Maundy Thursday Service at UCG 6:00 PM Sunday, April 16–8:00 AM, 9:15 AM, and 11:15 AM Easter Day services. Easter Egg hunt for children 3yrs- 5th grade at 9:30am. Potluck Easter Brunch 10:30 AM

  • Crafting Poems of Praise

    Last Sunday I encouraged everyone to take another look at the book of Psalms, and in so doing to feel the freedom the psalmists take in writing and crafting these beautiful and sometimes challenging poems to God. Going along with our worship theme of “Poetic Justice,” I took two interpretations

  • Gainesville Peer Respite Launches Warmline Feb 1

    Gainesville Peer Respite Launches Warmline Feb 1 Gainesville Peer Respite will be launching a peer support “Warmline” Feb 1 at 6pm for peers in need of emotional support. Initial Warmline hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm-6am, and will expand in March. Warmlines are a supplement to crisis hotlines,