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 in challenging times: “That Sermon Written While Cleaning Up.”  Next Sunday we begin our new worship theme, “Eclectic Soul!” In the spirit of the eclectic, diverse, and beautiful soul of our congregation, we are inviting you to help form our worship space. Please bring an item that embodies your spiritual life, practice, or journey. This could be a photograph, small icon, stone, candle, fabric, or any other visual representation of your spiritual soul. Please write a short, (paragraph or less), description about the significance of your item that will help us incorporate it into a worship service. Please bring your item and your short narrative about it to the church before September 24. We ask that you please label your item to help with its safe return to you. You may pick up your items after the second service on October 22 in Seminar C. Thank you for your help as we seek to tap into our collective, Eclectic Soul.

Our seminar for this Sunday will be offered by Sandy Reimer, entitled The Rich Heritage of Prayer and Liturgy through Celtic Christianity and as always, come to enjoy the warm and wonderful fellowship available with your church family at UCG! See you then!

This Saturday and Sunday at UCG
2:00pm – Turcotte/Warren Wedding
8:15am – Chapel open for Silent Meditation
9:00am – 12:30pm – Nursery & Toddler Care
9:15am & 11:15am – Worship “That Sermon Written While Cleaning Up” – Shelly Wilson
9:30am- Activity Time for Children
10:15am – YU/MSG
Adult Seminar
11:15am – Friendship Group
12:30pm – Young Adult Lunch

United Tribes – This week United Tribes pre-k kids (age 3, 4, & 5 prior to kindergarten) are invited to wear their PJs to church for a PJ, popsicle, and prayer party.  Grades  K-5 will have a special visit doing some social service with our new minister, Talia!  We hope your child(ren) can join us!

Our fabulous newly designed UCG Pride T-shirts will be on sale from 10:15-11:15am every Sunday through Oct 15, in the courtyard. Youth sizes are $10 and adult sizes are $15. ONA will be donating proceeds to support the Gainesville Transgender Day of Remembrance on 11/20 as well as other LGBTQ+ community organizations.

Food First Sunday is October 1.  Help fill the UCG grocery cart.  Please bring new, unopened, non-perishable large or individual-sized portions of canned meat, vegetables, fruit or soup; boxes of hot or cold cereal, powdered milk, juice, or pasta; or jars of peanut butter.  Gainesville Community Ministry distributes your generous donations to feed many people in our community.

Please plan to attend the Fall Congregational meeting on Sunday, October 8 immediately following the 9:15am service – We will present the 2018 budget, and the proposed updated by-laws, both which require a congregational vote. There are proxy forms available in the church office if you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to cast a vote. Chocolate and child care provided!

It is preparation time for our fund raiser for Mommy Reads and the UCG Library. Volunteers are needed October 4-14th to sort donated books and on the morning of the sale Sunday October 15th. A volunteer signup is located on SignUp Genius. Questions? Contact Donations of used books are needed and may be delivered to UCG room Seminar C from October 4-14th.

Lessons and Carols Production Assistant, Cynthia Christianson, is looking for a volunteer to help email ads to magazines, newspapers and other online media to market our show. She has all the information so there is no need to write or create anything. It’s just having the time to send out notices to certain groups in a timely matter. Please contact Cynthia via email if you are interested.



  1. Ky Gress says

    This new website is great! It’s very well organized, interesting and full of useful information that is easy to find. Thanks so much! I will switch from getting mailed bulletins, which I always read thoroughly, and will now rely solely on the website.

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