General Synod 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

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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,

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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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Share Your Story

This Sunday, following our Congregational Meeting we warmly invite all those Activists (However Known) to come to Reimer Hall to share some snacks and tell us about your experiences this past weekend. Did you march on Washington? Or travel to Tallahassee? Did you join together with other folks in our

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It’s a Mystery to Me

This weekend, members of Youth United will embark on a two day adventure that will take them to places that are unknown to them. They willingly load up into the van and allow us to take them wherever we please. We’ve swooped through the treetops on zip lines in Tallahassee,

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Grateful for a New Year

Once Albert Schweitzer wrote these words, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” As we begin this bounteous new year, whose face,

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The Last Present Under the Tree

From the United Church of Christ Daily Devotional Series: Molly Baskette December 20, 2016 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on December first each year. We remember all of those persons around the world who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and people who are living with HIV; a time to give thanks for the progress that has been made and to reflect on what still

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