Hope you had a great first week back Spring semester! Happy birthday to Austin Burton & Grace Oh this week! We are excited for our upcoming St. Pete Beach “Family Vacation” college & post grad retreat January 18-20 coming up this weekend - please note on schedule below car pool is at 4pm sharp at UCCC (except for a few people who have let me know they are driving late - also note to bring a clothes for worship on Sunday where retreat will end together at Northwest C of C in St. Petersburg and they will be providing lunch for us). This week we have:

Wednesday Jan. 16th Fellowship Meal at UCCC Gym, 6pm; College & Post-Grad “Peak of the Week” Bible Class on “Generations: How Can a Church Seek God” by Reed at UCCC Gym (4626 NW 8th Ave.), 7pm (Bring a friend and sign up for all upcoming events below! Volleyball afterwards - Ultimate Frisbee next week)! Ski Meeting 8:10-8:30pm in room next to kitchen. Workout with Valeria - room #104 - 830pm-9:15pm.

Thursday Jan. 17th Women's Small Group Dinner Bible Study by Emily at Aarin, Emma, Maya & Krista's place (It is at Lexington Crossing - 3900 SW 27th Street Apt. E-106 - Cell: 386-216-8455 by UF. Men’s Small Group Dinner Bible Study at Ryan Quinn’s home - 2902 NW 41st Avenue - Cell: 352-682-7632.

Friday Jan. 18th Leave for “Family Vacation” St. Pete Statewide College & Post Grad Beach Retreat, 4pm (UCCC)

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St. Petersburg Statewide Region “Family Vacation” College & Post Grad Retreat - 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! All Balances due this Wednesday night:) Gators for Christ – UF, Christians In Action – USF, Northwest St. Pete 20s, Christians In Action – Miami & Homestead, Northside Jacksonville - Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Dolphin Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach -

What you will need to bring:

Your BIBLE (NOTEKEEPER and something to write with will be provided)!!!
Money for meals (2 dinners and 2 lunches plus any snacks you may want – Publix is nearby too and there is a fridge and microwave in each room)
Regular Casual and Modest Beach Clothes (warm clothes for evening) and Clothes for Worship Sunday morning
Bring a GFC shirt for group picture following Saturday morning session (or orange & blue)
Overnight Necessities
The following is the Itinerary of the schedule for the retreat:

“Generations: How Our Decisions To Live For Christ Now Will Affect Generations to Come…" And questions will be discussed at small group discussion time immediately following each speaker…

Friday January 18

4pm Main Carpool to St. Pete meet at UCCC parking lot next to church gym (6pm by appointment only)

9pm session 1 begins praise, speaker Donny Dillon intro & Darren Coffield "Before the Fall - Dealing with Your Pride”, group breakout sessions

11pm fellowship/beach/waffle house/free time

Saturday January 19

830-920am continental breakfast beachside

930am session 2 begins praise, speaker Al Jackson “A Life Changing Legacy - Creating Multiple Generations of Disciples”, group breakout sessions

11:30 am session 3 begins - speaker David Capiro “Faith of our Fathers - What is biblical faith vs. false ideals of what faith is”, group breakout session

1:00pm lunch

2:30pm Beach & Free Time (Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball at the Beach)

6:00pm dinner

7:30pm –session 4 begins praise - speaker IT Antigua “Fulfilling the Greatest Command - Connecting with God and Others”, group breakout sessions/concert/

10pm - smores at fire pit and late night praise & worship on the beach

Sunday Jan. 20

8:30am continental breakfast beachside

9:30am Leave for Worship together at Northwest Church of Christ in St. Pete (6355 38th Avenue North)

11:30am lunch together & depart for home

Spring Break Ski Trip Snowshoe West Virginia March 3-7 - We will have an informational meeting this Wednesday January 16th from 8:10-8:30pm for all those going! Please pay $100 by Wednesday January 23rd and balances due by Wednesday Feb. 20th - 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), lift ticket and rentals!

Save the date for our big GFC events upcoming:
Jan. 18-20 Statewide Regional College & Post-Grad Retreat at St. Pete Beach ($50 total)
Jan. 26th Escape Room at Oaks Mall, 7-9pm (only $20!)
Jan. 27th Dinner & Devotional at the Holways (5660 SW 88th Court), 7pm
Feb. 1-3 Boggy Creek Camp for Kids with Heart Conditions (free - register at
Feb. 2nd Rock the Universe, 4pm-11pm at Universal Studios (Christian Concerts, Rides & Attractions - all only $64)
Feb. 3rd GFC lead Worship at Cedar Key, 11am
Feb. 10th GFC Valentines Dinner at Napolatano’s Italian Restaurant, 7pm
Feb. 14th St. Francis House, 5:30-7pm
Feb. 16th Wheelchair Ramp Service Project, 9am-Noon
Feb. 23rd Mud Run!, AM
Feb. 24th Area Wide Worship at UCCC, 6pm
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)