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The celebration of the morning of Christmas continues in our worship of Jesus coming to be with us! We will not be hosting our normal Sunday worship gatherings, however, we will be combining in one beautiful celebration at 10:30 AM in the Worship Center.

For many, the Christmas season is both hopeful and heavy … but the excitement and busyness of the season rarely affords space to acknowledge that. Blue Christmas is a type of gathering historically held on the winter solstice—the longest night and shortest day of the year—in recognition of the darkness and loneliness that many carry into this season of light.

We will be gathering right before the winter solstice for a simple service designed to acknowledge Jesus’ place in the “both/and”—the hopeful and the heavy, the joy and the loss, the celebration and the grief.

All are welcome.

Christmas in the City is HOPE’s largest outreach event of the year. This event was created in 2008 in partnership with HOPE’s Interfaith Coalition, giving hundreds of families in need the opportunity to choose gifts for their children ages 0-18.

There will be toys, games, gift cards, blankets, books, pants, new socks and underwear, and even stocking stuffers! Once the parents have selected gifts, they are reunited with their children who have been making crafts and visiting Santa. The family then receives a professional family portrait, a bag of food including holiday goodies, free lunch, and the opportunity to visit prayer tables and a variety of local partner resource agencies.

Your help is needed! Visit for volunteer opportunities.

For more info, visit or contact

The Wisdom and Wellness group is a ministry for older adults designed to provide a supportive community as you mature through the next chapter in your life. This group offers fellowship, practical support, learning opportunities, and spiritual growth. Activities include guest speakers, small group discussions, creative arts, and exercise.

Our next meetings are: December 14th, 10 AM–12 PM

Sunday mornings beginning December 4 (for three weeks) 10 AM -OR- 11:15 AM (in M-201)

Register for the class time that works for you.

A community sent to help anyone and everyone become a follower of Jesus.

What does that statement mean? What does it look like to be the church? Is there a difference in being plugged-in and joining the church? Is there more to church than Sunday service? God gives us the opportunity for more—and the outlet is officially joining the University Carillon family.

If you’re new, been here for a while or a current member of the church—join us at the starting line for a three-week overview of the church … discovering who we are and what it means to follow Jesus together as a church. Come explore the opportunity of officially joining the UC Family.

God gives us the opportunity for more … will you take Him up on it?

Child Care (6 weeks–3yr olds) is available at all gatherings.
Kids Classes (PreK-5th grade) are available at the 10am and Vessel Gathering.

Location: EPIC Auditorium (the EPICenter is the last building property)
Led by: Kris Holguin (Vessel Next Gen Director)

If you’re in college or college-aged – come hang with us on Tuesday nights! We’ll spend some time playing games and hanging out, and then reflect on the Sunday message at Vessel while diving deeper into the scriptures that were mentioned. (All students welcome, regardless of whether or not you made it to Vessel on Sunday.) This is a great space to form friendships and grow deeper as a disciple of Christ; feel free to jump in at any point. Email Kris at to get connected and stay up to date with hangouts and events throughout the semester!

Help save lives! The One Blood Bus will be on University Carillon campus Sunday, December 11 from 8:30 AM– 1:30 PM. If you are able to donate, please consider doing so.

Donors receive: (2) Orlando Magic Basketball Tickets, along with a OneBlood Plush Blanket and Wellness Checkup (including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening).

OneBlood is FDA regulated and follows all guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients, donors and staff. Additional safety and social distancing measures have been added to each blood drive and donation center.OneBlood is also offering COVID-19 Antibody testing for all blood donors, as part of the wellness checkup.

**Parent: register one parent/guardian for contact info**

Ages 6 weeks – 5th Grade
Cost is just $5 (cash at door or online) per family and includes a light dinner.
COST: $5/family (cap will show on last page of registration)

Time leading up to Christmas and the end of the year can be exhausting … the end of the school year, Christmas shopping, planning for family to visit—we get it! We’ve got a night off for the parents and grandparents.

Our Kids Ministry team is planning a fun and engaging time for the kids—which includes dinner! As we take care of your kids, take this time to catch your breath, shop for Christmas or take a night off.

Please register by Thursday, Dec 8 and let us know you’re coming so we can make preparations for food, crafts and more.

For more info, contact

Celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

To a little town of no great renown, the Lord kept a promise … that a mighty King would come—an Anointed One, a Messiah, a Savior. And though a triumphant entrance was expected, the Lord—in His grace and mercy—answered humanity’s (and Israel’s) longing for more … in the cry of a baby: God’s plan to save the world.

Join us as we celebrate this wonderful gift of Heaven: Jesus Christ. Emmanuel—God with us.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
•  3 PM Traditional*
•  5 PM Family (Outdoors)*
•  7 PM Contemporary
•  8:30 PM Contemporary
•  11 PM Vessel (w/ Communion)

*[childcare provided (6wks-4yrs)]

Pick up a tag on The HOPE Tree in the church lobby. Help us collect items (toys, gift cards, socks & underwear) for the families being served at Christmas in the City event (hosted at University Carillon on Dec 17).

You can still participate from home! The “tags” are available below. You can drop off gifts in the church lobby M-F from 9 AM-3 PM or on the weekends during gatherings.

Bring gifts to the church lobby by December 10-11 weekend. To learn more or to sign up to volunteer at Christmas in the City, see


Gift Cards

$20 gift cards from Walmart or Target for a boy or girl of all ages.


Stocking Stuffers

(for teens)
Stocking stuffers for TEEN boys or girls. Please DO NOT wrap the items.

Suggestions: art/craft supplies, portable chargers, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup, hair ties, card/dice games, balls, athletic/sports items.


Socks & Underwear

Socks & underwear for children or teens. ALL sizes, child thru adult. Diapers and pull-ups, sizes 3 & up.

**Parent: register one parent/guardian for contact info**

Ages 6 weeks—5th grade

Christmas is coming and we’re excited! Celebrate the joy of Christmas with us at our Kids Christmas Party. We’ll have pizza, dessert, crafts, games and more planned for all kids 6 weeks–5th grade. Bring a friend, or two and let’s get this party started!

Let us know you’re coming by signing up HERE so we have enough supplies to make this night AWESOME!

For more info, contact

What do s’mores, Christmas carols, fire pits, free food and plenty of fun and games mean? It means welcoming you back to Campfire Christmas!

On Thursday, December 22 from 5:30 – 8 PM we’ll be outside on University Carillon’s field by the pond roasting marshmallows, singing Christmas carols, hanging out with miniature horses and playing games to prepare our hearts for the gift of Christmas.

Best of all, it’s FREE. All you have to do is bring some friends and family, and either lawn chairs or picnic blankets and we’ll take care of the rest.

For more info, contact